One of my medical problems is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension is not well-known. I had never heard of it. All I knew in 2007 was I was having a hard time breathing.
It felt like something was sitting on my chest. I was throwing up and didn’t want to eat. All this started on the way home after a procedure on my AVM.
It took three weeks in the hospital and lots of tests before I started to feel better.
Walking up stairs, especially carrying the laundry can cause me to be short of breath.
I had to give up any exercise classes. Over the years I learned to walk at my own pace.
There are times its hard to walk and carry on a conversation.
In April Dave and I went to a PH support group. The support group leader wants to do a fund-raiser for PH.
Around here nobody knows what PH is. So this is my attempt to let others know what PH is
At the conference there was a booth giving on free business cards about PH.
We were told to use the business cards to explain about ph. I haven’t tried them out yet but plan to at our family reunion.
One side describes what Pulmonary Hypertension is:
- Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) or high blood pressure in the lungs is a chronic and currently incurable disease that can lead to right heart failure; treatment can help
- People with pulmonary hypertension often do not look sick
- Common symptoms include breathlessness, fatigue, dizziness, hoarseness, chest pain or heaviness and swelling of the arms and legs.
- There are multiple treatments available for ph
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