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Description of Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)

DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the arteries to your lungs. It is a serious condition. If you have it, the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs become hard and narrow. The heart has to work harder to pump the blood through. Over time, the heart weakens and cannot do its job and one may develop heart failure.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Common causes are:1. Family history2. May be related to another condition, usually heart or lung disease  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Symptoms include:1. Shortness of breath during routine activity, such as climbing two flights of stairs2. Tiredness3. Chest pain4. A racing heartbeat5. Pain on the upper right side of the abdomen6. Decreased appetiteAs PH worsens, you may find it hard to do any physical activities.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  There is no cure for PH. Treatments can only control symptoms:1. Your doctor may recommend medications such as,a) Blood vasodilatorsb) Endothelin receptor antagonistsc) Anticoagulants2. In severe cases, when medication does not work, surgery such as atrial septostomy and transplantation may also be recommended.  NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteAccording to dictionary definition  



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