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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Symptoms

The physical impact or the signs and symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension are caused by decrease in oxygen-rich supply throughout the body and the effects of overworked and tired heart.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • shortness of breath during physical or normal activities
  • feeling tired at all times or chronic fatigue
  • dizziness especially when climbing stairs or prolonged standing up
  • chest discomfort
  • palpitations
  • syncope
  • swollen ankles or legs
  • dry cough

PAH can affect anyone of any age, sex or race. It is however, more common in women aged between 30 and 50 years old. As symptoms of PAH resembles those of other conditions, it is often not easy to diagnose.

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