An “invisible illness” is a term used for any disease or condition which is not overtly obvious simply by looking at a person.
Most people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) would be considered an “invisible patient,” meaning they’re considered healthy and able-bodied because they don’t look sick. But just because someone isn’t using supplemental oxygen or nasal cannula, doesn’t mean they’re not sick with a chronic lung disease.
Have you ever felt invisible with PH? Are you ever glad your disease isn’t obvious to other people, or do you wish more people could see it? How have you helped other people understand your illness, even when you look healthy?
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