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What Are Treatment Options For Pulmonary Hypertension?

What Are Treatment Options For Pulmonary Hypertension?

What are the therapies for pulmonary hypertension? I only have C-Pap for sleep apnea.

posted 5 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

PH offers many varied symptoms. Dr.s Rx. for the individual person both tx.s &
meds. Re. tx.: SOB is one of the biggest symptoms & my dr. has explained that
the most important therapy is to faithfully use the o2. Supplemental o2 is very
important. Walking is suggested and a healthy diet. Some get meds prescribed,
but, not everyone. There are no set tx.s or meds that will help everyone. The dr.s role in treating PH patients is very detailed and unique to the individual. PatV

posted 5 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Hi Pat Vrooman!
Thanks for the info. I will check into the Q&A. Having worked over 42 years in mental health venues and also having taken many types of psychotropic meds over the past 50 plus years, I am shocked that Medicare won't pay for your anti-anxiety drugs. Abrupt detox of an anti-anxiety drug can be dangerous. Are you not able to get a supplementary insurance or Medicaid if income is low enough? I wonder if alternative sources of funding would help. Of course, I know my insurance might not pay for meds if Medicare won't. I would contact your US Congressman with a complaint.🤕

posted 5 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

PatVrooman
Pat I can not believe you are not allowed tranuiliizer
It is truly unbelievable
Have you called "SHIP" and asked them about this?

posted about 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Jane Fairchild: Insomnia is described as the inability to fall asleep & / or stay asleep. Ph symptoms are so many they do include depression and especially anxiety. There is a "stupid" and you can quote me: stupid rule under
our U.S. Medicare that if you are age 65 or older AND living in a nursing home
that you can not have any antianxiety meds. How stupid can any govt or any dr.
be. Here i am with a long history on o2 with depression and anxiety and appropriately using prescribed meds for those conditions and always keeping my appointments with those prescribing dr.s. And ALL of a sudden BAM--NO
more meds for anxiety. Your not tapered off or given a choice of a selected meds. Nothing. I'm told if I lived anywhere else I could have my meds.Even in a
Retirement community. I had lived there for years, but, they do not provide enough medical services for someone like myself. I had the PH, but, did not know it. Hadn't been diagnosed as of yet. Had A Fib, High B/P, COPD with
frequent exacerbations, etc. PH refers to the high blood pressure in your pulmonary artery. Your entire being is benefited ( B/P, anxiety, PH, sob, etc.)
when using the pursed-lip breathing technique. This is what I researched and have successfully done. For info look in our Q&A in resources. Patv.

posted 5 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Thanks. I breathe OK except upon exertion. Having O2 not needed to date. I need to walk more that is for sure. I eat healthily I believe. No medication per se for pulmonary issue. Have so many other meds for blood pressure, blood thinners for cardiac issue, and statin for lowering cholesterol. Plus psych med for sleep maintenance as I wake up after 3 or 4 hours without it. 😗

posted 5 months ago
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