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Morbid Obesity, Pulmonary hypertension
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Morbid Obesity, Pulmonary hypertension

I have extreme swelling in my lower legs, with increased shortness of breath over the last 2 months.  I have been having chest pain x 2 weeks.  Cardiac work up was negative except mild enlargement of heart.  I had an echo done that showed pulmonary hypertension with systolic pressure of 43.  I have chronic bronchitis with asthma.  I also have COPD.  My question is can my pulmonary hypertension be caused by my morbid obesity or can weight loss improve my symptoms associated with the pulmonary hypertension?  My BMI is 55.  Thank you, Kimberly
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It is almost certain that you will feel better if you lose some weight.  I would certainly encourage you to do so.
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