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Exercise

  • Exercising with PH: The Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs

    July 31, 2017

    Starting an exercise program with a diagnosis of PH can often be a scary thought. Exercise is a great way to improve breathing efficiency, aerobic capacity, and overall quality of life. These factors play a major role in improving symptoms that are associated with PH. During this webinar, senior exercise physiologists: Julie Tracy, MSc and Abbey Karin, M.Ed. of Brigham and Women’s Hospital discussed the benefits of exercise, risks and warning signs to be aware of when exercising, and daily exercises that can increase your fitness and strength.

  • Exercise and Rehabilitation Programs

    March 2, 2017

    The goal of this session is to discuss how exercise and pulmonary rehab may affect pulmonary hypertension (PH) and how to incorporate regular exercise and rehab into your lifestyle. Specific focus will be on sharing the latest evidence of exercise benefit for PH, an tips on how to get started and stick with regular exercise programs for maximal benefit.

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Nutrition

  • Managing sodium and fluids in PH

    April 10, 2018

    Panelists discuss the effects of dietary salt, excess calories and fluid intake on the body, as well as why PH patients require greater awareness to these components of their diet. Discussion also emphasizes dietary and lifestyle strategies that patients may use to ensure long-term success in achieving their goals for sodium and fluid management.

  • Holiday Strategies: Pumpkin spice, everything nice and low sodium

    February 22, 2018

    In this holiday special, Katherine Beich, M.S., R.D., Baylor University Medical Center, discusses healthy sodium guidelines and strategies. By walking through a few low sodium recipes, we explore sodium management and portion control guidelines to keep in mind when making choices throughout the holidays. The webinar also discusses potluck and party strategies to maintaining a balanced sodium intake.

  • Why is reducing salt, sodium and fluid intake important for people living with PH?

    December 6, 2017

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