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Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

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Dr. Donald Elton
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A little: Avoiding excessive salt and avoiding or correcting obesity can help but otherwise i'm not aware of any other diet related interventions that are likely to make much difference.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Pulmonary hypertension can lead to right heart failure. Having a low salt diet and a fluid restriction is very important to avoid heart failure. Having said that, we do not know of any diet that can cure the disease or change its progression.
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PH and Diet: A healthy diet is important whether or not you have pulmonary hypertension (ph). Often patients with ph should observe diets low in sodium (salt) and restrictive of high fluid intake. Please discuss your particular dietary needs with your physician.
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 20 years experience
Possibly : Healthy diet and lifestyle will help, but not likely to cure the disorder. Read: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/livingwith.html

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