Hypertension Treatment

Management Of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

Primary pulmonary hypertension is described as high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. In this condition, blood vessels carrying oxygen and poor blood from your heart to lungs become constricted which results in your heart having to beat harder than it would have to.

Ultimately, the condition of your heart deteriorates and you experience a heart failure. People with a family history of primary pulmonary hypertension are prone to the condition. This disease frequently occurs for no apparent reason.

It is observed that primary pulmonary hypertension progresses quickly. It can result in right ventricular failure and death within a few years. Primary pulmonary hypertension is potentially fatal. That is the reason that management of primary pulmonary hypertension is very important.

Management of the disease implies that there is no known cure and steps like medication, oxygen therapy or lung transplant have to be considered in order to hold back the progress of the disease. Though the occurrence of this disease is uncommon, the use of dexfenfluramine-derived anorexigens increases its incidence.

The symptoms and signs of Primary pulmonary hypertension are similar to those of secondary pulmonary hypertension namely  dyspnea, light-headedness, anginal chest pain and heart palpitation.

There is a strong link between  pulmonary hypertension and cardiac disease. Dexfenfluramine and fenfluramine hydrochloride, the leading causes of primary pulmonary hypertension have been recently withdrawn and are no longer prescribed. Still, physicians should be aware of the disease.

As patients with Primary pulmonary hypertension are uncommon, they should be treated at a hospital or clinic which has expertise in treating the condition. This type of suitable environment plays a major role in the day to day healing of the patient.

One also needs to control stress and anxiety for dealing with primary pulmonary hypertension. Family and friends also play an important role in the treatment of this disease. There are also a number of medications that are used to treat this disease. Medications like diuretics, anticoagulants and calcium channel blockers are also used in the management of Primary pulmonary hypertension.