Can You Tell Me the Causes for Pulmonary Hypertension?

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH or PHTN) is a condition of elevated blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Its symptoms include chest pain, breath shortness, tiredness, syncope, swelling of the legs, and a fast heartbeat. The causes of pulmonary hypertension include but not limited to:
  • Using some drugs: illegal drugs such as methamphetamines and certain prescription diet drugs.
  • Gene mutation
  • Congenital heart disease
  • HIV infection
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Left-sided heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Chronic blood clots
  • Blood disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Overweight
  • Family history
  • Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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