Why Does Hypertension Cause Dizziness?

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Sporadic primary pulmonary hypertension; Familial primary pulmonary hypertension; Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension; Primary pulmonary hypertension; PPH; Secondary pulmonary hypertension


Shortness of breath or light-headedness during activity is often the first symptom.

  • Fast heart rate (palpitations) may be present
  • Over time, symptoms occur with lighter activity or even while at rest

Other symptoms include:

  • Ankle and leg swelling
  • Bluis...
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