Living with Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Online resources for understanding pulmonary hypertension - videos, support groups and more are available through the
Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
Understanding your physical limitations can help you manage your pulmonary hypertension. Positive lifestyle changes can help lessen the effects of PH.
Keep a journal. Keeping a journal is a good way of monitoring what you eat, what physical activities you are doing, medications or vitamins you are taking and how you feel on a daily basis and any concerns or questions you might forget between your doctor visits.
Eat healthy. Eating healthy does not mean only eat organic foods or that eating healthy will be expensive. It means delivering the nutrients your body needs. Check out Eat Healthy, Live Healthy to get started. Ask your provider if there are foods you should avoid.
Daily physical activity. Talk to your provider about specific limitations or restrictions to your physical activity. Your provider can help you with an appropriate daily physical activity program.
Quit Smoking. Your provider can discuss treatment options to help you quit. Scott & White offers a smoking support cessation program. Avoid second hand smoke.
Learn more about pulmonary hypertension. Becoming knowledgeable about pulmonary hypertension helps you and your care team. Visit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association website for more information and news on pulmonary hypertension.
Traveling. Altitude and climate can affect your body. Reviewing your travel plans with your provider will ensure you have all the medications, medical supplies, and medical requirements you will need. Visit Traveling with PH from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association website.