Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

7 Nutrient-Packed Recipes PH Patients May Want to Try

Eating a balanced diet is sensible advice for anyone, but it’s even more important if you have pulmonary hypertension (PH). 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…

8 Tips for Traveling With Pulmonary Hypertension

Just because you have pulmonary hypertension (PH) doesn’t mean you have to stay home and forgo vacations and trips. However, traveling with PH means you have to do some extra planning before you go. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of tips for travelers based on information from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

4 Different Types of Lung Transplants for Pulmonary Hypertension

A lung transplant is usually considered the last option for those with pulmonary hypertension, but if a patient fails to respond to medications, they may be eligible for the procedure. Viable lungs usually come from either patients with no brain function or those who have recently deceased (cadaver). According to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association,…

6 Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

If you suffer from a chronic illness, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by resting for a little while. With tips from the pros at …

4 Tips for Caring for Someone With Pulmonary Hypertension

If someone you love has been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, you may be concerned with how to best care for them and what you need to do to ensure they maintain a good quality of life. You will inevitably become an integral part of their healthcare team which may be challenging at times. We’ve compiled a…

3 Travel Considerations If You Have a Lung Disease

During the warmer weather, many of us will be thinking about vacations and traveling. While traveling with a lung disease does require some careful consideration, having a lung disease doesn’t mean that you have to be confined to the house. The British Lung Foundation has some advice for…

How Oxygen Therapy Helps With Pulmonary Hypertension

If breathing becomes too labored for a pulmonary hypertension patient and the level of oxygen in their blood becomes too low, they may be advised to begin oxygen therapy. MORE: Pulmonary hypertension 101: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment Doctors can prescribe oxygen therapy for when the patient most needs it, usually during exercise…