Flu Season is Here for PAH Patients

November is here and so is the respiratory virus season.  For patients with PAH and IPF this means that we have to worry about avoiding friends with respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, sneezing).  Protecting yourself also means getting a flu shot.  This is not a low priority item on your to do list.  Make it a top priority. Each year 36,000 Americans die from influenza … [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...]

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...]

Announcement: We’re Now Featuring the PHAWARE Podcast on Our Site!

We recently spoke to Steve Van Wormer, the co-founder and president of phaware global association. Steve has an amazing story and connection to the Pulmonary Hypertension Community. His son, Lucas, was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension as a young child, prompting Steve and his wife into action. Because of his career in the entertainment industry, Steve has the unique … [Read more...]

It’s Summer Time…and You Have PAH: 4 Tips For a Successful Summer

As Spring Break time of the year is coming to an end we are reminded that summer is fast approaching. Summer is generally considered a time to let loose, have fun, and relax. It can be difficult for anyone to stay focused on their health goals during the long days of summer due to vacations, holidays, and festivals. Below are a few tips to help PAH patients stay healthy this … [Read more...]