Did you know that your lungs can have high blood pressure, too? And it may be a sign of a serious disease called pulmonary hypertension – a condition in which high pressure in the arteries of your lungs makes it difficult for your lungs to oxygenate blood for use by the rest of your body. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Northeast cardiology expert Dr. Dudley Goulden answers questions about pulmonary hypertension.
What is pulmonary hypertension? (first question)
Is pulmonary hypertension different from high blood pressure? (skip to 0:43)
What causes pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 1:33)
What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 2:25)
Why is diagnosing pulmonary hypertension challenging? (skip to 3:08)
How is pulmonary hypertension treated? (skip to 4:10)
UT Health Northeast is the only health care facility in our region that uses nitric oxide to diagnose pulmonary hypertension. Why is this significant? (skip to 5:26)
Is there anything that can be done to avoid getting pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 6:34)
When a cough becomes chronic and productive, when lower respiratory infections become frequent, the culprit may be a disease known as bronchiectasis. In some cases, bronchiectasis is congenital. But it most commonly arises as a complication of other diseases or from environmental exposures. Pulmonology specialist Dr. William Girard answers questions about bronchiectasis in this post to HealthConnection.TV.
What is bronchiectasis and what causes it?(first question)
How is bronchiectasis different from other lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis? (skip to 1:19)\
Is bronchiectasis progressive like other lung diseases such as COPD? (skip to 2:25)
Why are women more prone to bronchiectasis than men? (skip to 3:44)
What are the symptoms of bronchiectasis? (skip to 5:22)
When your heart has to work extra hard to pump blood into your lungs, the condition is called pulmonary hypertension. When not treated, it can lead to shortness of breath, dizziness and ultimately heart failure. University of Texas Health Science Center pulmonologist Dr. Julie Philley answers questions about pulmonary hypertension in this post to HealthConnection.TV.
What is pulmonary hypertensionand what causes it?(first question)
How is pulmonary hypertension different from common high blood pressure? (skip to 0:50)
What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 1:31)
Are there groups of people who are at higher risk for pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 1:53)
How do you know if you have pulmonary hypertension? How is it diagnosed? (skip to 2:13)
How serious is pulmonary hypertension and can it be cured? (skip to 3:07)