5 Benefits of Swimming

Man swims with PAH

Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension often have a difficult time finding an exercise routine that works for them. With restrictions to how much weight they can lift, body position (recommended to avoid bending with head below waist), and avoiding unnecessary sun exposure; exercise options seem very limited. Many patients also rely on awkward and sometimes heavy oxygen … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware: Stem Cells In PAH

researching stem cells to treat PAH

Have you seen the new ads promising to cure your ________ (you fill in the blank with whatever disease you have) with stem cell therapy?  Did you read the small print? Lately my patients have been increasingly asking me about stem cell therapy for PAH.  Patients are bringing in pretty advertisements from companies that are making grand promises. Too good to be true? … [Read more...]

Sodaholic?

Dangers of Soda

Lets dive into the ins and outs of SODA! Would you consider yourself a sodaholic? A person that is hopelessly addicted to carbonated, caffeinated beverages. Could the toxic ingredients in soda be detrimental to your health? Read below to get the scoop. Ingredients in a Coca Cola High Fructose Corn Syrup or sucrose Carbonated water Caramel color … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue?

Depression in PAH

Depression is very common in pulmonary hypertension patients. First and foremost, you are not alone. The majority of PAH patients experience symptoms of depression. These symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe and they may wax and wane over time. … [Read more...]