What is pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs making the right side of the heart need to work harder than normal. Causes include autoimmune diseases, blood clots, congestive heart failure, heart valve disease, lung diseases, certain medications.

How do members experience pulmonary hypertension?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with pulmonary hypertension*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for pulmonary hypertension*

*Data from patients with pulmonary hypertension, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with pulmonary hypertension*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(transtracheal oxygen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pulmonary hypertension (3)
Treatment

(Nifedical XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pulmonary hypertension (1)

*Data from patients with pulmonary hypertension, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has pulmonary hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 17
30s 54
40s 132
50s 206
60s 299
70+ 471

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 400
Female 773