Healthy Eating and PH

Posted on March 21, 2018

Healthy eating can be difficult after receiving a pulmonary hypertension (PH) diagnosis. While there is no specific diet for those with PH, eating healthy and reducing your intake of processed foods, may help with medication interaction, decreasing edema (the buildup of excess body fluid), or decrease nausea and discomfort. Finding the motivation to eat right when you have PH is best done alongside others with PH who understand the obstacles and rewards.

On myPHteam, the social network and online support group for those living with pulmonary hypertension, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Healthy eating is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about healthy eating:

A member talks about starting exercise and her new diet next week.

A member is going to see a nutritionist for help incorporate foods to fight inflammation.

A member figures out what to eat on the Reno diet.

A member lost 7 pounds with her husband and discusses how she did it.

A member shares her frustration about feeling lousy even after changing her diet and exercising.

A member discusses eating a plant-based diet.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myPHteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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A myPHteam Member said:

I felt that way too at first, but the more that my medications changed and got adjusted it wasn't so bad. Now I can get a few things done each day.

posted 2 months ago

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