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Diet Changes To Help Pulmonary Hypertension
Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants like fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine, and Diethylpropion increase the risk of pulmonary artery hypertension (pah). Those with pah are more likely to have used appetite suppressants. Cocaine and amphetamines have also been attributed to developing pah. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most of us can make improvements in our usual eating behavior. Making adjustment to limit unhealthy food, or emphasizing healthy foods, would be a healthy diet change. However, not all diet changes share healthy eating characteristics (e.g., fad diets that focus on extreme limitations or exclusions). When considering a diet change avoid "fads" that may not ...Read more
Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?
Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more
Is ganoderma lucidum safe to take for someone with pulmonary hypertension? Would the health bennifits of the ganoderma help their condition?
Pulmonary hypertensi: Ganoderma's effects are uncertain. You would be i'll advised to take it. ...Read more
Yes: Sildenafil - the active ingredient in viagra - is fda approved as Revatio for treatment of pulmonary HTN in adults. It is likely that it would also be effective in children and is widely used in children as other other adult approved medicines for pulmonary htn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : It depends on the cause of your pulmonary hypertension. There are multiple medications that are now available to treat the many causes. It would be best to see a pulmonary HTN expert in your area. You can search online to for the pah center in you area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the lungs and can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the BP in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can often fail over time. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography ...Read more
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