If you’ve recently received a pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) diagnosis from your doctor, the future may be a bit murky. Dealing with this progressive disorder means that your life will change. However, you can take some control back by learning how to live a healthy life with PAH instead of just taking medication.
Here are ten lifestyle changes and tips for healthy living with PAH…
1. Be Open and Honest With Your Doctor
The first step in adapting to life with PAH is by forming a team of supportive heath care professionals around you. This team might include your primary care physician, your cardiovascular specialist, a nutritionist, and a personal trainer. Honesty and transparency about your medical history, routine day, dietary, and activity levels will all help your team provide the best pro-active care possible to suit your new lifestyle.