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All you need to know about the causes and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension

Many people around the world suffer from high blood pressure, which is caused by stress or cardiovascular disease, and during the Corona virus pandemic, the high rate of people suffering from high blood pressure due to increased tension, and the world celebrates the World High Blood Pressure Day, and we monitor the most important causes The incidence of pulmonary hypertension and its relationship to the Coronavirus, according to the OnlyMyHealth website.

Q: What is pulmonary artery hypertension?


A: It is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right part of the heart, and in many cases the blood vessels in your lungs narrow or are blocked or destroyed as a result of slowing the flow of blood that passes through the lung, which leads to an increase in the heart's pressure to pump blood, This additional stress weakens the heart muscles and sometimes leads to heart failure.


Q: What is the relationship of pulmonary hypertension to the Corona virus?


A: Cases of pulmonary hypertension have increased significantly during this epidemic, and the reason for that is that this disease causes blockage in the lungs, which puts pressure on the heart, it increases the patient's vulnerability and if he is tested with Corona virus, immediate hospitalization is required.

Pulmonary hypertension combined with corona infection can be fatal and increase the chances of heart attacks and strokes, it can get worse with age and thus cause premature death even if the patient is infected with the Coronavirus.


Q: What are the symptoms of developing pulmonary hypertension?


A: Shortness of breath during exercise or physical activity.




Dizziness or fainting spells.


Chest pain.


Swelling of the ankles, legs, and abdomen.


Blue skin


Rapid pulse or heart palpitations.


Q: What are the causes of pulmonary hypertension?



A: 1. A genetic mutation that is transmitted through families.


 2. The use of some prescribed diet drugs or illegal drugs such as methamphetamine and others.


3. Heart problems in newborns.


 4. Connective tissue disorders such as lupus, HIV, and chronic liver disease.


Q: What are the complications resulting from pulmonary hypertension?

A: 1. Pulmonary hypertension causes left-sided heart disease


2. Having left heart valve disease, such as mitral valve disease or aortic valve disease


 3. Failure of the left lower ventricle


4. Valves for pulmonary and normal hypertension


5- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


6. Pulmonary fibrosis


7. Sleep apnea


 8. Chronic blood clots in the lungs


9. Other coagulation disorders


10. Blood disorders including true polycythemia and essential thrombocythemia


11. Inflammatory disorders such as sarcoidosis and vasculitis


12. Metabolic disorders including glycogen storage diseases


13. Tumors that compress the pulmonary arteries