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Ph and allergies

PH and Allergies

PH and Allergies

Runny nose. Sneezing. Itchy, watery eyes. Is it allergies or pulmonary hypertension (PH)? Members of myPHteam members share questions – and frustrations - about the source of their allergy symptoms.One woman, who has been “coughing for a month”...
Posted 11/14/2019
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How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although PH may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends and...
Posted 10/25/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have pulmonary hypertension, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain shortness of breath, dizziness, or fatigue. No matter what you’...
Posted 10/02/2019
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How Good Boundaries Make Life With PH Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With PH Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like pulmonary hypertension (PH). Setting and defending boundaries...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed PH. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Sleep Problems and Pulmonary Hypertension

Sleep Problems and Pulmonary Hypertension

Sleep Problems and Pulmonary HypertensionPeople with pulmonary hypertension (PH) frequently experience problems sleeping. “I am lucky if I get four to five hours of sleep at night and have sometimes gone all night with no sleep,” a MyPHTeam member...
Posted 07/27/2019
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Cold Weather and Pulmonary Hypertension

Cold Weather and Pulmonary Hypertension

Cold Weather and Pulmonary Hypertension Cold air and freezing winds can make breathing extra difficult for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Members on MyPHTeam frequently discuss the challenges they face during the winter months. “I can't...
Posted 07/21/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/12/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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What Elvis Medrano's Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Elvis Medrano's Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Elvis Medrano, professional boxer once ranked top 10 in the world, revealed he has chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a wave of empathy and validation washed over the PH community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen...
Posted 06/12/2019
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