I have many overlapping illnesses from my lupus. But one of my major ones is Pulmonary Hypertension. Many people with lupus has this. Here's a link so you can read more about it. http://www.PHAssociation.org/
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that can lead to heart failure. I am suppose to have a Doppler Echocardiogram every six months. To make sure it's no worse. But don't have them that often because of cost.
Doppler EchocardiogramIn this procedure, electrodes are placed on the patientís skin and a sonogram of the heart is taken. This painless procedure is often used to make a preliminary diagnosis and to later monitor a patientís condition.
While there is currently no cure for PH, different treatment options are available to help you manage your disease and feel better day to day. Pulmonary hypertension patients are encouraged to seek treatment from a PH specialist. Find a PH-treating
physician in your area.
Pulmonary Hypertension Association - Empowered by hope www.PHAssociation.org
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is the leading organization connecting PH patients, families, and medical professionals. PHA provides hope to the PH community by improving patient lives and working towards a cure.