It is a heart disease resulting from a lung (pulmonary)
disorder. It is a complication of lung disorders where the blood
flow into the lungs is slowed or blocked causing increased lung
pressure. The right side of the heart has to pump harder to push
against the increased pressure and this can lead to enlargement
of the heart muscle and other problems. Ultimately, congestive
heart failure of the right side of the heart can result.
chronic lung conditions that can cause pulmonary heart disease
are Pulmonary Hypertension, Cystic Fibrosis and
Lifestyle Choices 1. Making healthy lifestyle choices can improve the pulmonary
heart disease patient's quality of life. One hazardous habit
that should be avoided is smoking cigarettes. Cigarette smoke
can lead to chronic lung disease, which exacerbates pulmonary
heart disease. The carbon monoxide from cigarette smoke reduces
the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood, resulting in higher
2. In addition to quitting smoking, pulmonary heart disease
patients should also exercise daily. Exercise helps the patient
maintain a healthy weight, lower cholesterol and healthy blood
pressure. Healthy Diet *Eating well is
a key of living with pulmonary heart disease.
emphasis should be given on a diet with whole grains, fruits and
patients should reduce the amount of saturated fat, cholesterol
and sodium they consume.
diet reduces the symptoms of pulmonary heart disease and aids
the maintenance of a healthy weight.
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