People with Pulmonary Hypertension experience a range of symptoms that vary in intensity depending on the severity of their condition. The most common symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath (dyspnoea) with no obvious cause following exertion or even at rest.
- Excessive fatigue
- Dizziness especially in climbing stairs or standing up
- Fainting (syncope), weakness upon physical exertion
- Chest pain, especially during physical activity
- Swollen legs and ankles
These symptoms can occur at rest or more frequently during periods of mild exercise, or simply walking around.
As the Right heart continues to fail; symptom severity increases
- Worsening Fatigue
- Marked ankle oedema
- Throbbing sensation felt in the neck
- Feeling of fullness in the abdomen (ascites)
- PND (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnoea)
- The liver may become tender
- Lips and fingernails may take on a bluish tint (Cyanosis)