“Stories That Oxygenate The Soul” – Laura’s Pulmonary Hypertension Story

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease diagnosed when arteries responsible for carrying blood become thick, stiff and clogged. Normally, the arteries transport blood from the heart to the lungs, but in PH the vessel flow is hampered leading to abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. 

Pulmonary hypertension is a serious and overwhelming disease and it’s commonly misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other lung conditions.

But how is pulmonary hypertension diagnosed? Learn more about it here. 

Raising awareness for this devastating condition is of ongoing importance. And that’s exactly why this project came to life. “Stories that Oxygenate the Soul” is a project which gathers 5 testimonials from patients and resilient families in one film. HIPUA shared this video on their youtube channel, where you can meet Laura, a pulmonary hypertension patient who decided to share her story and how she was diagnosed 11 years ago.

Find out who is more at risk of developing pulmonary hypertension in this article. 

Pulmonary Hypertension News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.
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