Increased Interest in PAH: What it Means for Patients

As more and more treatments become available for PAH and more patients are diagnosed and living with this chronic and progressive disease, there seems to be more and more news of biopharmaceutical companies jumping on board to develop and eventually sell treatments for PH.  It seems nearly every day there is a headline stating companies have merged or been purchased or even … [Read more...]

What if I’m Not Getting Better?

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disease affecting the blood vessels of the lungs (pulmonary arteries to be specific). Without treatment, the right ventricle of the heart starts to struggle with pumping blood through the lungs. This leads to fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, fainting and other symptoms. We are fortunate to have many medications that now … [Read more...]

Allergy and Cold Medications in PAH

Springtime is beautiful. The cold of winter leaves and the flowers begin to bloom. And pollen counts soar! Many people are sensitive to the rising pollen counts and experience seasonal allergies. Common symptoms include itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, cough or scratchy throat. Though not life-threatening these symptoms can make us miserable. Pulmonary Hypertension patients … [Read more...]

Massachusetts – First State to Create PAH Task Force

  The first PAH State Task Force has been created in Massachusetts. The purpose of the force is to monitor and report annually on advances in research, lung transplantation, public awareness, health care delivery and improvements in early and accurate diagnosis all of which will affect how health care professionals provide care for patients with Pulmonary Arterial … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Help PAH Patients Cope with Allergies

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers…..and allergies. The nasal congestion, running nose, itchy eyes and sore throat can be a pain for anyone suffering from allergies. These symptoms are especially bothersome for Pulmonary Hypertension patients. Read below for 3 tips to help PAH patients get through allergy season. 1.     Nasal Lubricant Many PAH … [Read more...]