Spread the Awareness!

Living On Oxygen for Life

Pulmonary Hypertension is not something that you can easily live with. In fact, it’s often misdiagnosed as some other problem such as asthma. You need a right-heart catherization to properly diagnose Pulmonary Hypertension. If you are a healthy person, you are probably not aware of how difficult it is for those who have PH to breathe. Try this:

  • 1. Unwrap a drinking straw.
  • 2. Hold your nose.
  • 3. Breathe through the straw for one minute.
  • Still with me? Pulmonary hypertension is an under-diagnosed lung disease that can make breathing this difficult 1,440 minutes a day. Learn more: http://www.PHAssociation.org

    It’s imperative that we spread the word about this silent, rare disease that has no cure as of yet. But there is hope and that hope lies with YOU.

    This post is to give a shout out to a wonderful young lady, Haley, who has Pulmonary Hypertension. She writes a blog with the purpose of spreading awareness of pulmonary hypertension. Please go to her page at: PHenomenalhaley. We both have Pulmonary Hypertension but her’s is Primary where as mine is Secondary (caused by other birth defects).

    So, visit her page to see all the things she posts about. Spread the word about Pulmonary Hypertension so that we can find a cure!

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    6 thoughts on “Spread the Awareness!

    1. Hey, I follow Haley! She is such an inspiring girl, as are you, so thanks for posting! I like your straw analogy and wish more people could understand. I’ve never been diagnosed with PH, specifically, but can definately relate to having severe breathing complications.

      • Hi there! I know Haley through her blog. I have one of her beautiful t-shirts supporting Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness. She’s a really sweet young lady who also has PH. Her cat and my dog are both named Rocco. 🙂 I have sent her cat, Rocco, some cat toys that I make as a hobby. The poor little thing has to go through his own breathing treatments. Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoy it.

        Christine

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