High blood pressure is one of the various common types of disorders we all suffer from now. In this article, we will find out in detail what pulmonary arterial hypertension is and what are its causes and along with a few symptoms that might just show you that you are at chance of suffering from this deadly disorder.
We will also find in some of the risk factors of suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension and what things ideally one should avoid.
Finally, we will see how can ED be caused due to pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Understanding what Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Well, we will try and break this down for you to help you understand the meaning of a deeper context in simple language.
You can see the word pulmonary arterial and this is in context to the pulmonary artery. And then you can see hypertension which simply means high pressure. So combining the simple meanings we can find that pulmonary arterial hypertension means suffering from high pressure in the pulmonary artery.
This is the simple definition.
But if you are a victim of this disorder knowing only this much is never sufficient. We believe that if you know about the disorder better in an in-depth context then this will help you to become aware of the entire scenario and help you to find a cure or what precautions you need to take by just thinking logically.
So, if you know about our body’s anatomy the pulmonary artery is the main arterial that connects the lungs to the heart. Due to various reasons, the problem crops up when the arteries within the lungs get constricted or narrow or destroyed.
As you can find that this will hinder the normal blood flow from the lungs to the heart.
Due to the narrowing down of the arteries and capillaries in the lungs, blood pressure inside the lungs would rise. Te heart to keep up pumping the same volumes of blood will start putting in more pressure to pump blood through the pulmonary artery.
This extra pressure is measured by complex tools and instruments.
Generally, in severe instances of pulmonary arterial hypertension, the heart muscles will simply fail as they could no longer pump up with the same intensity or force.
You can understand that when the heart muscles are exerting more pressure then to some extent they are gradually overworking themselves till the point of complete exhaustion right?
Common symptoms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Now that you have a clear picture in mind about pulmonary arterial hypertension we find out about the common symptoms of the disorder.
Remember that not all symptoms will be visible in all the patients. The symptoms will start to become noticeable when pulmonary arterial hypertension is also increasing in its severity levels.
The symptoms of the PAH disorder are as given below-
- Shortness of breath during even normal physical activity, during heavy physical activity the person may even collapse to the ground gasping for breath
- Fatigue after small to medium physical and on the severe occurrence of PAH might even lead to fainting
- Chest pain or chest tightness
- Occurrence of swelling on the ankles, legs, or abdomen.
- Dark bluish color on the lips or cyanosis
- Faster heartbeat also called palpitations
- Irregular heartbeat common in severe cases of PAH
- Heart attack in the severest of PAH issues
Remember that these are only symptoms, not the exact surety link that you can conclude that you are suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension.
We recommend that without wasting time you take an immediate appointment with the doctor and schedule an early visit to prevent the PAH disorder from worsening.
Causes of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Thus far we have seen the definition and the symptoms but it is crucial to find the causes of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Genetic variations or hereditary disorder
- Use of illegal drugs
- Excess smoking
- Congenital heart diseases
- Liver disease, connective tissue disorders
- Mitral valve disorder
- Low left chamber disorder
- Chronic blood clots
- Kidney disease
- Metabolic disorders
- Blood disorders
- Inflammatory diseases
- Tumor in arteries and capillaries
Risk factors to keep in mind while suffering from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
The main problem is that suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension often leads to severe heart damage.
Generally, the extra pressure that the cardiac muscles put in to pump blood through the veins will eventually lead to cardiac muscles failing due to overwork.
Generally, the end comes for the patient by way of suffering from a severe cardiac arrest or a stroke.
Smoking is something that you must prevent or avoid to further damage PAH from worsening. The science behind this is that you must disallow further constriction or damage to the arteries.
How does Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension caused by ED?
You see pulmonary arterial hypertension is a disorder that relates to a blood flow problem.
When you are suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension the blood flow to the other parts of the body including the penis is likely to get hampered.
ED is the failure of a man to get penis hard even after stimulating or moving the penis. This is a sexual disorder that may seem distantly related or have no relation whatsoever with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
ED is a disorder that may seem to have various physical and psychological problems associated with it.
But the main problem that is common in all the problems that lead to an ED is the insufficient flow of blood through the penis tissues. You see the normal psychology says that when you have an erection blood flow to the penis tissues increases naturally and tempting or stimulating the penis would lead to an erection.
But as those patients who are suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension are already having weakened blood flow the blood flow through the penis is not as sufficient as a normal person.
This means that a lower blood flow isn’t able to simply cause the stimulating effects to the penis let it become erect.
This is why male patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension have more chances of suffering from erectile dysfunction.