In the early stages, pulmonary hypertension may have no noticeable symptoms. Symptoms may take months or years to become noticeable.
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:
- Feeling of lightheadedness, particularly during physical activity
- Swelling in the ankles and legs
- Blue color to your lips and skin
- Chest pain
- Unable to lie flat