6-Minute Fitness Routine for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients


Exercise can be extremely beneficial for people suffering from pulmonary hypertension (PH). It can help improve overall health and strengthen muscles.

MORE: Find out about the importance of pulmonary rehabilitation. 

This video from PHenomSelf demonstrates some simple exercises pulmonary hypertension patients can do in the comfort of their own home, using their own body weight as resistance with just a simple chair.

Fitness instructor Alli C demonstrates the gentle moves which work various parts of the body including the upper body, core, calves and glutes with some variations depending on fitness levels. She then guides viewers through a cool down stretching routine.

MORE: Six tips for protecting your lungs. 

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  1. Melodie womack says:

    I was diagnosed with ph last march 2016 I have been to a cardiologist and a pulmonologist for my condition and was never treated for ph or enlarged heart I have sleep apena and I use cpap machine with oxygen. My question to you is what happens to me when I haven’t been treated for oh for over a year now I don’t know what treatments there are for me but I need help in educating me on this and what’s available for me.
    Thank you

    • JM says:

      I was diagnosed with oh last August. Most pulmonologists don’t treat pulmonary hypertension – too specialized. I am being treated by Dr.Rihaghi at the Cleveland Clinic inWeston, Florida. He is head of the Pulmonary Hypertension division at the hospital. You must be on medication. Call his office and get a referral for where you live. His phone number is 954-659-5450. Good luck to you.

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