Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

What to Know About Pulmonary Hypertension and Depression

According to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, depression can happen to anyone, in fact, health care professionals believe that we will all experience depression at some point in our lives. However, living with pulmonary hypertension can introduce factors into our daily lives that put patients at a higher risk of developing depression.

Singing for Lung Health: How Singing Can Improve Your Breathing

You’re probably thinking…singing? really? But according to the British Lung Foundation, recent studies have been focusing on how our bodies respond to music and how they can use it to treat lung diseases. MORE: Six ways to help you take care of your lungs Researchers have found that there are five major benefits of singing: 1.

8 Fun Facts About Lungs

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disease characterized by increased blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries that eventually makes breathing very difficult. MORE: Learn why every breath matters for patients with pulmonary hypertension Breathing is the most important thing our body does. Without lungs to breathe, we can’t live. It sounds simple,…

Pulmonary Hypertension 101: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

According to the Cleveland Clinic, pulmonary hypertension (PH) is rare pulmonary disease. In PH patients, arteries become more narrow, making it difficult for blood to flow through the vessels between the heart and the lungs, increasing the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. MORE: The difficulties of diagnosing pulmonary arterial hypertension What causes…

9 Pulmonary Hypertension FAQs

Living with pulmonary hypertension can be quite difficult, especially if you’re a newly diagnosed patient. It’s a rare condition, so patients often have a long list of questions they need answered. To save you some time, we’ve put together nine of the most frequently asked questions concerning…

Getting Diagnosed With Pulmonary Hypertension: Shani’s Story

Because pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare and progressive disorder, patients often feel isolated and lonely. In this video, 25-year-old Shani shares her story with pulmonary hypertension, a disease she was diagnosed with when she was just 9 months old. MORE: Shani shares 10 tips for traveling safely with pulmonary hypertension Shani has been dealing with…

How to Stay Active With a Lung Condition

Being diagnosed with such a complex and mysterious lung condition such as pulmonary hypertension (PH), can be extremely devastating, especially if you don’t know what to expect. You may start wondering if you’ll be able to maintain your routine and whether or not you’ll be able to do regular…