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Pulmonary hypertension is a condition whereby a person has high blood pressure in the arteries which connect heart with the lungs. This condition develops when the arteries of the lungs become blocked or narrowed for some reason. As a result, blood is unable to flow freely through them and therefore blood pressure starts to raise. Also, heart needs to work harder now to be able to pump the blood through those narrowed arteries in the lungs. The risk of developing heart failure at some point of this condition increases.
According to WebMD, pulmonary hypertension can develop an an idiopathic condition, meaning that the doctors cannot identify the exact cause of high blood pressure in this particular patient or pulmonary hypertension can develop as a result other conditions which led to narrowing of lung arteries. In the first case, it has been suggested that some gene mutation led to development of pulmonary hypertension. In other cases, such conditions as blood clots, HIV, congestive heart failure, were the primary conditions which led to blockage of lung arteries. Certain autoimmune conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis affect the lungs as well. Consumption of narcotic drugs, such as cocaine, can adversely damage the lungs as well. Some people are born with heart defects or develop serious lung diseases during their lifetime, which in turn leads to development of pulmonary hypertension. People who smoke a lot are at increased risk of developing pulmonary hypertension as they have other precipitating factors which put them in the risk group.
According to WebMD, this condition develops slowly and some time may pass before a person notices any symptoms. The first manifestation of pulmonary hypertension is usually shortness of breath.
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