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Pulmonary Hypertension and Morbid obesity
Your doctors are probably correct in correlating your weight with PH, even though it is not a specific risk for PH, because with a BMI= 44.6 you are considered morbidly obese.
At age 46, you are at a high risk for all sorts of major life threatening complications, of which PH is only one. Have you considered a gastric bypass procedure? I am concerned that traditional weight loss programs may take too long or are impossible to achieve a weight loss of about 100 lbs in the kind of time frame to help with your PH:
I blogged about this before:
As far as the timing of your next ECHO is concerned, I'd favor one sooner rather than later, particularly because the cause has not yet been determined, and for that you probably will need more invasive tests such as a "right heart catherization.
Hope this helps,
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