October is Liver Disease Awareness Month. This month, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) spreads awareness of liver health, including symptoms of portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH).

PoPH occurs when cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver tissue, causes increased blood pressure in the veins that transport blood from the intestines to the liver. That causes blood to bypass the liver. Symptoms of PoPH usually mimic those of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), with the addition of high blood pressure in the liver.

Learn more about the connection between pulmonary hypertension and liver disease in our free brochure. Learn more about the connection between the liver, heart and lungs in our PHA Classroom video.

If your PH is related to liver disease, share your story in our Right Heart Blog.