Air travel is stressful at the best of times, but it can be nearly impossible for patients with pulmonary hypertension since traveling at high altitudes can cause a decrease in oxygen level in the blood. For some patients, air travel may be out of the question altogether, but this is not always the case.
For many patients with pulmonary hypertension, exercising seems out of the question, but recent studies have shown that not all exercises are as impossible as they may seem for those who want to try them out. According to a recent study, a yoga regimen can be helpful in reducing stress and depression, and improving breathing function.
The medical world has recognized five different classifications of pulmonary hypertension which, we’re sure, makes the diagnosis pretty confusing for patients. That’s why we've prepared this list to help educate patients on what makes each group different, from both a diagnosis and treatment perspective.