What is Pulmonary Hypertension? How it is treated?

by john blake Business

Summary: The present article is all about the pulmonary hypertension and the cure available for the disease. It is to be taken seriously.

What is pulmonary hypertension?

A sort of high blood pressure that affects arteries in of your lungs and the right side of the heart are known as pulmonary hypertension. The tiny arteries of the lungs known as pulmonary arterioles and blood capillaries get narrowed, blocked or completely destroyed and it becomes a life-threatening condition which gets worse with time.

Pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening condition which gets worse with time, but pulmonary hypertension treatment can help your symptoms and enables you to live better with this particular disease. Having PAH or Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension means that you have high blood pressure in the arteries which circulate right from your heart to the lungs. It is pretty different from just having a high blood pressure regularly.

What is the Cure for Disease?

It is said that there is no cure for this disease that affects your heart. The treatments that are administered relieve the symptoms which in turn retard the progression of disease. The disease is aimed at keeping the complications of disease at bay.

Sometimes oxygen is administered which relieve the difficulty in breathing to a large extent. Moreover, it also relaxes the arteries of the lungs and brings down the pressure built up in the arteries that carry blood to the heart. Making use of diuretics is helpful for taking out the excessive accumulated fluid. But, you need to take care that all of these drugs are to be taken with a great caution for preventing dehydration in the patients. If the patients are too dehydrated the right ventricle would not be able to function properly and unable to pump blood to the lungs that lead to the patient developing serious issues with breathing in oxygen. These types of patients need critical care medicine.

Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker that is also used to relax the muscles of the blood vessel walls. This is very helpful in the functioning of the muscles in the right heart. This also brings down the blood pressure build up in the cardiovascular system. Prostacyclin is an investigational medicine which is said to be effective in dilating the blood vessels of the lungs and brings down the resistance to the blood circulation to the heart.

Apart from that inhaling nitric oxide also relaxes the blood vessels going to the lungs but they do not have any effect on the blood vessels going to the remaining part of the body. There are other drugs also which are being used like Bosentan which is related to the congenital heart disease and Sildrafil which is used along with the nitric oxide for the treatment of difficulty in inhaling. COPC or Community Oriented Primary Care treatment is needed for a proper cure.

Reach out to the professionals of Fort Myers Sleep Clinic for an expert treatment. 

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