Why can't I breathe? Why am I so tired all the time? Could it be pulmonary hypertension?
A rare lung disorder, pulmonary hypertension (PH), occurs when the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises way beyond normal levels. PH affects affects people of all ages and ethnicity and more women than men.
Are you experiencing any of the following?
Shortness of breath
Swellng in the legs and/or abdomen
Chest discomfort or pain
Lightheadedness or fainting
Fatigue or general weakness
If you have any of these symptoms--or have been treated for these, yet the symptoms persist--consider Southwest General's Pulmonary Hypertension Center for further evaluation.
Part of Southwest General's Heart & Vascular Institute, the PH Center is located within the Outpatient Specialty Center, in Suite A-410, at the hospital's Main Campus.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-SWG-BEAT (794-2328).