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Pulmonary Hypertension Symptoms

In the early stages, pulmonary hypertension may have no noticeable symptoms. Symptoms may take months or years to become noticeable.

The symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include:

  • Shortness of breath during normal activities such as climbing stairs or doing yardwork
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Heart palpitations

As pulmonary hypertension becomes worse, you will likely find it difficult to perform any physical activity at all. At this stage, symptoms may include:

  • Fainting
  • A feeling of light-headedness, particularly during physical activity
  • Swelling in the ankles and legs
  • A blue color to your lips and skin
  • Chest pain
  • Unable to lie flat