Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
Texas Pulmonary Institute, with locations in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas, specializes in the diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a general term that is used to describe high blood pressure IN THE LUNGS and is different from high blood pressure in the whole body (systemic hypertension). There are five different groups of pulmonary hypertension that are based on the causes.
Different types of PH can require different treatment but all forms of pulmonary hypertension are serious and can be life-threatening. Pulmonary hypertension can develop in children or adults at any age. Our state of the art testing device is the most accurate in our area at diagnosing your condition accurately so the right treatment can heal you rather than treat symptoms for a misdiagnosis. Make an appointment today at Texas Pulmonary Institute by calling 409-401-5864
Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension
- New or increased shortness of breath
- Feeling like you might faint
- Fainting/passing out (syncope)
- Chest pain
- Heart palpitations (feeling like your heart is racing or pounding)
- New or worsening swelling of your feet, legs or belly
- Lips and/or fingers turning blue
High Risk of Pulmonary Hypertension
- Left heart disease
- Lung disease and/or hypoxia (low oxygen levels).
- Chronic blood clots in the lungs
- Genes that are passed down (inherited) in families
Possible Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension
- Use of specific PH disease modifying medications.
- (water pills) and possibly blood thinners (anticoagulants). These PH medications are given to relax the blood vessels in the lungs.
- Healthcare provider may suggest that you wear oxygen with sleep.