Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About myPHteam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About myPHteam

Your Answers: The Worst PH Advice (Infographic)

Posted on November 29, 2018

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and hundreds of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("Just get moving") to the plain unhelpful ("Try to relax more"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • Just take a deep breath
  • But you look so well
  • Take your time
  • Why are you so tired all the time?
  • Try to relax more
  • Join a gym. It will be fun.
  • Your medications don't cure it?


Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about pulmonary hypertension do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

Related articles

Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) comes with many challenges, including the possibility of...

Depression and Pulmonary Hypertension

Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) comes with many challenges, including the possibility of...
Because the physical impact of pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be all-consuming, you may be...

How Pulmonary Hypertension Can Affect Your Mental Health

Because the physical impact of pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be all-consuming, you may be...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with lung and heart...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with lung and heart...
This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with...

Practicing Gratitude With Pulmonary Hypertension

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with...
Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You...

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You...
Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a...

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...

Recent articles

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) occurs when blood vessels in the lungs become too narrow,...

Researchers Explore a New Type of Therapy To Treat PAH

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) occurs when blood vessels in the lungs become too narrow,...
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or are several years into life with pulmonary arterial...

8 Questions To Ask Your Pulmonologist About PAH

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or are several years into life with pulmonary arterial...
Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) is a condition that leads to high blood pressure in the blood...

Portopulmonary Hypertension: Symptoms and Causes

Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) is a condition that leads to high blood pressure in the blood...
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare condition. The American Lung Association...

4 Tips for Finding Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Support Groups

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare condition. The American Lung Association...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved updated boosters for messenger RNA...

New COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Omicron: What To Know if You Have PH

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved updated boosters for messenger RNA...
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high levels of energy aimed at specific areas...

How Radiation for Lung Cancer Can Lead To Pulmonary Hypertension

Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high levels of energy aimed at specific areas...
myPHteam My pulmonary hypertension Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close