I hope someone can help clear something up for me?
I have a few heart and lung conditions with arthritis and some other problems to help things along. I have a question regarding my Pulmonary Hypertension with right side paralysed Diaphragm? My Pulmonary Hypertension is mild but from what I understand the right lung is what is fed with oxygen rich blood to keep the lungs working well? My last lung function test showed 57% lung function upright and 45% when flat. I recover quickly but my oxygen levels drop very quickly and I have a low exercise tolerance. I have blacked out taking something not that heavy up stairs. I have also been diagnosed with Restrictive lung disease. Fibrosis, asthma, bronchitis. I spent 32 days in ICU in 2008 and was on an Oscillator for 10 days with a severe lung infection.
My question is I have a right side paralysed diaphragm which has meant my right lung is a lot higher and compressed and damaged. Does this make the condition more severe?
The reason I ask is the specialist at the hospital is basing his conclusion just on the pressure on the pulmonary hypertension and not taking the paralysed diaphragm into account. When I tell him how short a distance I can walk before being very short of breath he has said it should be better than that? But nothing else? He expects I can walk 200 metres in one moment and then says I cannot do PR as I would not cope with the exercise?