Pulmonary Hypertension: The risk of pulmonary hypertension is increasing during the corona period, it is a deadly disease of the heart and lungs.


Pulmonary hypertension damages the lungs and heart

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Doctors told that in this era of corona people’s lungs have become weak. In such a situation, the risk of pulmonary hypertension disease has increased significantly. People suffering from obesity are more prone to it.

Pulmonary Hypertension: There is a serious disease related to the heart and lungs. The slightest carelessness regarding this can lead to death. corona period (Corona) The risk of this disease is increasing significantly However, it can be prevented by identifying the symptoms at the right time. Experts say that shortness of breath is a major symptom of pulmonary hypertension. In such a situation, if someone is facing this problem, then it is very important to seek the advice of doctors immediately. There should not be any negligence in this matter. Let us tell you what is pulmonary hypertension and how it can be prevented.

Doctors say that pulmonary hypertension is a disease in which the blood supply to the lungs (Blood Supply) arteries to (Arteries) The blood pressure increases, due to which the pressure of the heart to work harder and due to this the size of the heart increases and the right side of the heart chamber starts weakening. This condition can come in men and women of all ages. It is estimated that around 70 million people in the world are affected by this disease. The number of such patients has increased rapidly during this epidemic due to the lungs being affected by the person suffering from COVID infection.

This problem is also caused due to many other diseases.

Dr. Amit Malik, Director, Department of Cardiology, Max Hospital, Vaishali, says that Pulmonary Hypertension can also arise due to many other diseases, mainly congenital heart defects, heart valve disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and blood clots in the lung artery. and include conditions such as severe lung diseases. The symptoms of pulmonary hypertension progress very slowly and in the early stages, these symptoms resemble many other common symptoms such as shortness of breath. Because of this, people often delay diagnosis until the symptoms become severe.

These severe symptoms include blue-tinged lips and skin, feeling dizzy or unconscious, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, swelling of the ankles and abdomen, etc. In the advanced stage of pulmonary hypertension, the right side of the heart enlarges and heart failure increases the risk of blood clots in the small arteries of the lungs, irregular heartbeat, and liver congestion.

Pulmonary hypertension is deadly

Dr. Sharad Joshi, assistant director of the cardiology department of the hospital, says, ‘Pulmonary hypertension is a serious and life-threatening condition. Before starting the treatment, proper diagnosis and analysis of this problem by an expert team of doctors is essential.

Two decades ago there were not so many treatment options available for Pulmonary Hypertension, but due to advances in the medical field in recent times, effective treatment methods are available and tried under specialist supervision. Surgical treatments such as pulmonary endarterectomy, arterial septostomy, and heart or lung transplant are appropriate options if treatment methods are ineffective due to the severe stage of the disease.

Here are the ways to prevent this disease

Dr. Mayank Saxena of the Department of Pulmonology of the hospital told that the patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension, making changes in lifestyle and diet, helps a lot in disease control. Such patients should avoid fast food because the amount of sodium in them is very high and at the same time attention should be paid to the intake of fluids.

If one has shortness of breath or shortness of breath then he/she should reduce the fluids. People suffering from obesity or people taking anti-appetite drugs are more prone to pulmonary hypertension, such people should check their body weight regularly. Quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption will also help in overcoming this condition.