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Pulmonary Hypertension - Living With

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Follow your treatment plan, get regular care, and learn how to monitor your condition. Taking these steps can slow down the progression of the disease and may improve your condition. Your specific treatment plan will depend on the cause of your pulmonary hypertension, as well as how advanced it is.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Treatment

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Your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, or other treatments aimed at keeping your symptoms from getting worse, increasing your ability to exercise, improving heart function, and ensuring a better quality of life. There is no cure for pulmonary hypertension unless chronic blood clots in the lungs are the cause.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Diagnosis

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Your doctor may diagnose pulmonary hypertension based on your risk factors and symptoms. A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension will be made if tests show higher-than-normal pressure in the pulmonary arteries.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Risk Factors

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Your age, environment, family history and genetics, lifestyle habits, medicines you are taking, other medical conditions, and sex can raise your risk of pulmonary hypertension.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

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Signs and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are sometimes hard to recognize, because they are similar to those of other medical conditions. People may have symptoms for years before being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. These symptoms may get worse over time and could eventually lead to serious complications such as right heart failure.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Screening and Prevention

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Screening is not usually performed unless you have known risk factors such as scleroderma. Your doctor may recommend prevention strategies to help you lower your risk of developing pulmonary hypertension.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Causes

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Your genes or other medical conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension. Certain medical conditions can damage, change, or block the blood vessels of the pulmonary arteries. The cause of pulmonary hypertension is not always clear.

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Potassium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals

stroke  bone  type 2 diabetes  potassium  blood pressure  Kidney Stones  mineral  interactions  salt substitute  multivitamin/multimineral supplements 

Find out what potassium is and what it does in your body, what foods provide it, and about potassium supplements.

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Potassium: Fact Sheet for Consumers

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Find out what potassium is and what it does in your body, what foods provide it, and about potassium supplements.

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High Blood Pressure - Living With

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If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is important that you continue your treatment plan. Following your treatment plan, getting regular follow-up care, and learning how to monitor your condition at home are important. These steps can help prevent or delay complications that high blood pressure can cause.

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