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Having symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, severe breathlessness, racing heart beat. Test shows high CO2 level. Cure?

Hi I have recently been suffering from the exact symptoms of pulmonary hypertension but my bloods are not conclusive with this diagnosis. I am a30 year I d mum of four and have being suffering with severe breathlessness and racing heartbeat . I m unable to sleep upright. I ve had x ray, bloods, cardiac echo, all were normal expect one blood test showed very high carbon dioxide level. My doctors have no idea what s going on and are just trying to fob me off saying its normal and will pass but it s still the same 6 weeks later with no improvement and now need help in my home as I can t manage my 4 kids while suffering with this. Please help
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There is no note on age, co-morbidity, personal, past or family history

Pulmonary hypertension does not cause high Carbon-dioxide levels / How was in confirmed?
Several possibilities involving the lung and/or heart have to be evaluated.
Both Pulmonologist and Cardiologist have to see you

X-ray chest / Lung function (Spirometry / Blood Gas Analysis to document the changes / EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.

The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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