4 doctors weighed in:

I have pah and my doctor did a test where I walked for 6 minutes. Should I be trying to walk more often?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you mean pad, walking is one of the mainstays of medical management.
You should walk a minimum of 3 times per week (more is better) for at least 30 minutes of actual walking time. That means if you walk for 5 minutes and then rest for 5 minutes, that only counts for 5 minutes of walking time. You will notice an improvement over time if you stick with this plan.

In brief: Yes

If you mean pad, walking is one of the mainstays of medical management.
You should walk a minimum of 3 times per week (more is better) for at least 30 minutes of actual walking time. That means if you walk for 5 minutes and then rest for 5 minutes, that only counts for 5 minutes of walking time. You will notice an improvement over time if you stick with this plan.
Dr. Linda Harris
Dr. Linda Harris
Thank
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Walk

yes walking is helpfull

In brief: Walk

yes walking is helpfull
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Thank
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: PAH

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is quite a unique condition.
Your doctor, needs to work out for other condition because this could be multifactorial, or idiopathic (no cause). Regimen is complex and specific for you. Excercise for you will depend on your fucntional capacity based on ny heart classification. I have seen patients live for over 10 years with the newest advances in meds. Good luck.

In brief: PAH

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is quite a unique condition.
Your doctor, needs to work out for other condition because this could be multifactorial, or idiopathic (no cause). Regimen is complex and specific for you. Excercise for you will depend on your fucntional capacity based on ny heart classification. I have seen patients live for over 10 years with the newest advances in meds. Good luck.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors