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Is There Anyone From Phoenix, AZ In This Group Who Can Refer Me To A Good Doctor?

Is There Anyone From Phoenix, AZ In This Group Who Can Refer Me To A Good Doctor?

I'm having problems finding a good cardiologist and pulmonologist in the Phoenix area. The ones I'm seeing are of no help in both answering questions, offering treatment, or advice. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

A myPHteam Member said:

Have they been helpful?

posted 7 days ago

Has Anyone Else Been Diagnosed With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? I've Noticed That Most Everyone Say That They've Got PH.

Has Anyone Else Been Diagnosed With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? I've Noticed That Most Everyone Say That They've Got PH.

A myPHteam Member said:

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is simply an elevation in the pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Many diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), lung diseases, diastolic heart failure, and… read more

posted 13 days ago

Is This Related To Restrictive Lung Disease?

Is This Related To Restrictive Lung Disease?

had triple by pass surgery 2 months ago, had thoracentis for pleral effusion in the lungs twice, now I need it a third time..my shortness of breath limits my activity.
.pulmonologist said I have restrictve lung disease..my back is curved approacing a >C> shape....scoliosis and also hiatal hernia ..both are squeezing the lungs..has anybody found any rememdies for any of this? I am on 60 mg of lasix daily

Chronic Lung Failure With Hypercapnia

Chronic Lung Failure With Hypercapnia

I am now on the Trilage Evo with oxygen. I still feel short of breath with it. I also have heart failure and portal and pulmonary hypertension. What is the life expectancy for all of this?

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posted 5 days ago

Are Nicotine Patches Safe To Use?

Are Nicotine Patches Safe To Use?

I started smoking to help with my anxiety about two months before I was diagnosed with PPH and got hooked pretty quickly. I want and need to quit. Are the patches safe to use?

A myPHteam Member said:

Thank you so much. I feel so lost at the moment. My doctors nurse practitioners know nothing about PPH and without this site I'm flying blind. I'm trying my best to educate myself so I can self… read more

posted 17 days ago

I Was Recently Diagnosed With PH And Have Several Questions

I Was Recently Diagnosed With PH And Have Several Questions

I am so confused and have so many questions
I was diagnosed with mild PH (RVSP 38) a couple months ago via my annual echo. I was quite surprised. I have several leaky valves and premature atrial contractions. I have been on medicine for the PACs for 20+ years which keeps them in check. I began having trouble breathing when taking stairs, bending down or in a crouched position (I clean chicken runs daily)
I was diagnosed with asthma but I have never needed to use an inhaler. I just stand or sit… read more

A myPHteam Member said:

Thank you Peggy, I hope your meds continue to work for you.

posted 2 days ago
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