What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension?

Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension do not always appear right away. Symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath with everyday activities
  • Fatigue (feeling very tired)
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Swelling in the ankles, legs or abdomen (stomach area)
  • Chest pain
  • Blue color around the lips or in the skin (also called cyanosis)
  • If the doctor is not sure of the cause, it is called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.

Rev. 3/2018. Reviewed by the MGfC Family Advisory Council. This webpage is intended to provide health information so that you can be better informed. It is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to treatment of any medical conditions.