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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Pulmonary Hypertension

Hypertension has definitions abnormally high blood pressure that consistently (more than 6 months) above 140/90, called the Systolic blood pressure for the top number and Diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number. A condition of elevated blood pressure that can lead to kidney disease, heart disease and stroke.

Hypertension can occur without apparent or determinable prior organic changes in the tissues, emotional tensions, possibly because of hereditary tendency, hormonal influence, or faulty nutrition. Also can be associated with demonstrable organic changes (as in nephritis, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism).

This time I will let you know about Pulmonary Hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT) is High blood pressure in the arteries that supply to the lungs and makes the heart work harder. Signs of pulmonary hypertension are getting short of breath with activity, having chest pain, feeling tired, Swelling or edema (ankles, legs and eventually abdomen/ascites) also fainting. Then for the symptoms usually limit a person's ability to exercise and do other activities.


Pulmonary hypertension cause by many thing, sometimes the cause is not known so the disorder is called "primary pulmonary hypertension". But if pulmonary hypertension has a known causes by breathing problems (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) or congestive heart failure, birth defects in the heart, chronic pulmonary thromboembolism and the others, called as secondary pulmonary hypertension.

Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is unknown cause that results in the progressive narrowing of the blood vessels of the lungs, causing high blood pressure and eventually leading to heart failure. This is a rare disease but since 2000 According to the research case of primary pulmonary hypertension experienced the fast increase.

Therapies for pulmonary hypertension are Fluid retention, and adequate diuresis, Oxygen supplementation should be provided to hypoxemic patients, either at rest or with exertion or during sleep. Digoxin is often administered for supraventricular arrhythmias or right ventricular dilatation and other medicine belong to the pulmonary hypertension.

3 Comments:

Blogger Elhusseiny said...

Good and informative, you can read about mesothelioma if you want. thanks

1/14/2008 11:57 PM  
Anonymous obat herbal alami said...

thank you for the information, helped me in understanding definidi hypertension,
maaf tapi sepertinya ini blogger indonesia ya?

11/30/2011 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Milley Ray said...

This is a pretty interesting and useful post. I would like to learn more about hypertension. My friend has some problems with it.

4/18/2012 2:40 PM  

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