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How could I lose weight with pulmonary hypertension, my exercising is limited due to severe breathing problem?
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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Pulmonary rehab
Most hospitals have a pulmonary rehab program. These are exercise programs monitored by a pulmonary physician .
The patient are exercised with respiratory therapist present to teach breathing techniques and adjust oxygen.

In brief: Pulmonary rehab
Most hospitals have a pulmonary rehab program. These are exercise programs monitored by a pulmonary physician .
The patient are exercised with respiratory therapist present to teach breathing techniques and adjust oxygen.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diet first
There is no magic way to lose weight other than to limit your diet.
Your doctor can refer you to a dietician to help you. Losing weight will help lessen the strain on your heart, and your pulmonary hypertension could actually improve. Also, see your doctor regularly to manage any meds you are taking for ph. You should be able to do a walking program and increase it over time. Good luck!

In brief: Diet first
There is no magic way to lose weight other than to limit your diet.
Your doctor can refer you to a dietician to help you. Losing weight will help lessen the strain on your heart, and your pulmonary hypertension could actually improve. Also, see your doctor regularly to manage any meds you are taking for ph. You should be able to do a walking program and increase it over time. Good luck!
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
In brief: Wt loss
Do your best with graded walking.
Movement is important. But a strategic diet is essential. Eliminate white sugar, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, saturated fats, and simple carb foods such as pastry, cakes, cookies, white breads - and eat whole veg and fruit and very lean meats and nuts. Walk before breakfast if you can. Have only protein for breakfast. Exercise again.

In brief: Wt loss
Do your best with graded walking.
Movement is important. But a strategic diet is essential. Eliminate white sugar, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, saturated fats, and simple carb foods such as pastry, cakes, cookies, white breads - and eat whole veg and fruit and very lean meats and nuts. Walk before breakfast if you can. Have only protein for breakfast. Exercise again.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Weight Loss
Your only option is curtailing dietary intake for which you may need professional assistance.
Please discuss your concerns with your doctor.

In brief: Weight Loss
Your only option is curtailing dietary intake for which you may need professional assistance.
Please discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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