Complications of Pulmonary Hypertension
Complications of Pulmonary Hypertension in addition to being triggered by worsening health conditions, pulmonary hypertension may also trigger other health problems if not treated promptly. Some of the possible complications are:
- Arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats that occur when the heart works hard to pump blood through clogged blood vessels. These conditions can also trigger headaches, palpitations, to faint, and can turn into fatal.
- Occurs enlargement / swelling or malfunction of the right heart (cor pulmonale). This condition is caused by the heart that must work hard to pump blood through the blood vessels of the lungs are clogged or narrowed.
- Blood clots in small blood vessels in the lungs can clog blood vessels that have been narrowed due to pulmonary hypertension.
- Bleeding in the lungs until the patient has coughing up blood or a condition called hemoptysis. This condition can endanger the life of the sufferer.
Prevention of Pulmonary Hypertension
Lifestyle changes for the better and healthier are never too late to do. Start from a selection of food and a healthier diet for the body. Other bad habits can also be avoided, such as smoking, rarely exercising, to eating too many foods with high salt or sugar.