Diet and Nutrition


  • Nutrition and Diuretics

    April 6, 2017

    Panelists will discuss how a patient's diet can improve living with PH. Viewers will learn hot to optimize the body's water balance with good salt and water habits, learn the importance of maintaining a proper diet and healthy weight, and learn tricks to better deal with the side effects of water pills.

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    Obesity and Diet with PH (2014)

    June 21, 2014

    In this session recording from PHA's Conference, presenters will discuss how being overweight, or obese and diet treatments can affect pulmonary hypertension (PH), as well as how to improve overall exercise capacity and quality of life.

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    Mouthwatering Good - Eating Great with PH (2014)

    June 20, 2014

    Patients are often told, "Eat a low-sodium diet and try to maintain a healthy body weight." That can be hard to implement without more guidance! Many of us know what not to eat, but what can we eat? We will cover things like eating more while consuming fewer calories, cooking once and eating twice (or more!), low sodium recipes that actually taste good and eating well on a budget. Learn some mouthwatering strategies!

  • Can What You Eat Affect Your Disease State

    April 19, 2013

    Join Dr. Anna Hemnes for a presentation on the relationship between nutrition and disease and learn how modifying your lifestyle can improve your disease state.

  • Keys to Healthy Food Shopping

    December 14, 2012

    Does shopping for healthy foods seem daunting to you? With the countless number of options available, how do you know what to buy? Misty Lewis, a certified health coach, will take you on a virtual grocery store tour and present tips on healthy food shopping. Everyone in our community – patients, caregivers, and medical professionals alike – can benefit from Misty’s advice and get a head-start on your New Year’s resolution to eat better in 2013!

  • Defensive Dining: Eating to Maintain Health and Avoid Complications – How to Eat Smart

    June 23, 2012

    Your diet can affect pulmonary hypertension (PH) in several ways. Examples include sodium and fluid restriction to manage heart failure, maintaining your ideal body weight and foods that interact with medications. Additionally, many patients have questions about the use of nutritional supplements, vitamins and herbs to help treat PH.

  • Eating Better

    June 18, 2011

    This session will include discussions on dietary issues for pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients: controlling salt and sodium for right heart failure, calorie intake to lose or gain weight, implications for dietary supplements and much more.

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