Hypertension Treatment

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: Does It Heal Itself?

Primary pulmonary hypertension is described as high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery. It is a rare lung disorder, of unknown causes, in which the  pulmonary artery carrying oxygen deficit blood from the heart to the lungs becomes constricted. This underlying condition causes the heart to beat faster. Ultimately, your heart deteriorates leading to heart failure.

Usually the symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension like dyspnea, light-headedness, angina and palpitation are similar to that of secondary pulmonary hypertension. Does primary pulmonary hypertension heal itself? As a primary measure, the patient is administered medication available in a wide array of different choices. In case the patient does not respond then either lung or heart lung transplant can be considered.

However, faced with the above question, it would be prudent to state that it is  possible to treat primary pulmonary hypertension to some extent without resorting to medications. As primary pulmonary hypertension has no apparent reason, there is no known way to prevent it from arising. In fact, even with primary pulmonary hypertension most of the patients look perfectly well.    

One of the best alternatives of living with the ailment is to change one’s lifestyle. Doing relaxation exercises, reducing stress and adopting a positive attitude goes a long way in containing the disease. In fact, you will find people with primary pulmonary hypertension going about with their day to day chores and activities. The only thing that such people need to be careful about is not exerting or straining too much.

Mild forms of swimming and walking and other such exercises are permitted. Excessive physical activity is however not permitted.  Patients living in high altitude have to move to low altitudes where the amount of oxygen in the air is not too thin. Treatments by pulmonary vascular specialists are also recommended.

Another way by which patients with primary pulmonary hypertension can help themselves is by following some sensible health practices. Quitting smoking, having a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest are some of the measures that can be followed by people with primary pulmonary hypertension.  Also, family and friends play an important role in the treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension.