Marta Ribeiro,  —

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.

Articles by Marta Ribeiro

6 Tips to Reduce Stress and Help You Relax

Everyone suffers from stress from time to time but when you have a chronic disease, stress not only adds to your everyday burden but can often exacerbate the symptoms of your condition. While we can’t avoid stress altogether, there are ways that we help ourselves relax more and not let things…

14 Invisible Illnesses You May Not Know About

Invisible illnesses are conditions patients have that are not obvious when looking at them. Often people with an invisible illness face a lot of prejudice; others accuse them of faking, lying or exaggerating their illness. People just don’t fully understand what patients with invisible illnesses are going through.

7 Nutrient-Packed Recipes PH Patients May Want to Try

Eating a balanced diet is sensible advice for anyone, but it is even more important if you have pulmonary hypertension. The body needs vital nutrients and vitamins in order to keep healthy, fight infections and perform at its best. When you are already ill, eating well can help ease the symptoms…

Debunking 5 Major Lung Transplant Myths

Professor Daniel Chambers from the Queensland Lung Transplant Service, at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, debunks 10 myths about lung transplants for pulmonary hypertension patients and other patients with lung problems. Read about five of the myths here: Lung transplant was considered “revolutionary” when it was first performed in Canada…

Explaining Right Heart Catheterization in PAH

Shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, fainting, chest pain, swelling in your ankles or legs: if you’re visiting your doctor for a handful of symptoms similar to these, they’re likely to send you for a diagnostic test called right heart catheterization. What is right heart catheterization? In this seven-minute video, Dr.

#TBT: Caring for a Lung Transplant Patient

What’s it like taking care of someone who’s had a lung transplant? In this video from Gifted Life, 26-year-old Lauren and her mom explain what it’s like looking after someone who has a chronic lung condition and the differences between pre- and post-transplant caregiving. What’s it like to…

7 Facts About PAH You Might Find Interesting

What do you know about pulmonary arterial hypertension? Are you a PAH expert? Are you curious because someone you love has the life-threatening lung condition? Here are some interesting facts you should know about PAH (source: Active Beat): PAH affects men and women of all ages and races.