Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary artery or lung vasculature, leading to shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, and other symptoms, all of which are exacerbated by exertion. Depending on the cause, pulmonary hypertension can be a severe disease with a markedly decreased exercise tolerance and right-sided heart failure.
Does anyone else have trouble climbing stairs or leaning over? Do you know why? I have this problem and wonder why some people are so active, but lose their breath when they bend over or go up stairs? Any ideas?