When it comes to your body, there are so many unknowns that you may believe came from out of the blue. The truth is, your body is always going to let you know whether it’s doing well or not. You just have to look for the signs and know what the signs mean. If you’re feeling energized and your skin is glowing, it could be because you got a restful sleep the night before and are hydrated today. If you’re feeling sluggish, tired, or even in pain in some areas; your body is trying to tell you that it may need sleep, relief, or even a doctor’s visit (especially if the problem is because of your arteries).
What Is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Your arteries are important and can be impacted by many things. One example is bad eating habits, which can cause your arteries and body to have serious complications. One of those complications is called pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension is a specific type of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure affects the arteries, lungs and right side of your heart. Pulmonary hypertension has the ability to worsen as time goes on and become life-threatening. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition.
Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the change in cells that line up with the pulmonary arteries cause the walls in the arteries to become thick.
In pulmonary arterial hypertension (a form of pulmonary hypertension), the blood vessels in your lungs are narrowed, blocked and or destroyed. This slows or blocks the blood flow to the lungs and can lead to the rise of blood pressure in the arteries causing your heart to work three times as hard to pump blood through your lungs.
The Silent Symptoms
With pulmonary hypertension, you won’t notice the signs right away because of how slowly they develop. It could take years for you to notice any signs or symptoms of this illness and symptoms usually worsen as the disease progresses. Though you may not notice the symptoms at first, here are the usual symptoms of this disease:
- Pain and pressure in your chest
- Shortness of breath
- Blue skin and lips
- Swelling in the ankles, legs and abdomen
Other symptoms that may occur are fainting spells and dizziness, fatigue, pounding heartbeat and a fast pulse.
How This Could Lead To Drastic Health Changes
There are many future complications that can occur when pulmonary hypertension develops in the body. You can start to see bleeding in your lungs, and begin to cough up blood, which is a life-threatening change that can occur.
You can also experience a change in your heartbeat. With pulmonary hypertension, you can experience irregular