While persistent fatigue and shortness of breath are common complaints for many diseases, they are also associated with a condition known as pulmonary hypertension. If you’re experiencing like these, it’s essential to contact our office for an evaluation. At the office of North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, we provide the care that’s needed to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions affecting respiratory health and function.
A brief explanation of pulmonary hypertension
Simply put, pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart. It’s a serious condition that impedes the blood flow through your lungs, thereby forcing your heart to work harder. In addition to shortness of breath and tiredness, other symptoms such as chest pain, racing pulse, heart palpitations, dizziness, fainting, swelling in the arms, legs, and abdomen, and bluish-looking lips or skin can develop over time. Because pulmonary hypertension can lead to heart failure and other dangerous complications, it’s essential to get the proper diagnosis and care.
Dealing with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension and performing the activities of daily living can present challenges. Although a cure is not yet available, a variety of treatments to help alleviate symptoms and effectively manage the condition exist. Also, a number of established organizations provide individuals with pulmonary hypertension the supportive guidance and helpful resources they need to navigate living with this condition.
Providing skilled and compassionate care you can trust
As trusted partners in care, the physicians at North Jersey Pulmonary Associates take an integrated approach to helping patients determine if they have pulmonary hypertension.
Our pulmonologists work closely with cardiologists and other medical team members to provide an accurate diagnosis on the type of pulmonary hypertension present and determine the particular therapy a patient needs. We’re dedicated to helping every patient who comes to our office for care experience improved health and wellness
By North Jersey Pulmonary Associates
May 1, 2021