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DIET AND NUTRITION

Just as diet and nutrition were concerns before your PH diagnosis, pulmonary hypertension patients must often make an extra effort to be conscious of what they eat. Certain foods and vitamins might interact with medication, contribute to edema (the buildup of excess body fluid), or increase nausea and discomfort.

Read on to learn more about dietary considerations for PH patients. You can also refer to Pulmonary Hypertension: A Patient's Survival Guide for a complete overview of diet and nutrition.

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Defensive Dining

Attendees getting food at PHA on the Road 2010

In this recording from PHA's 2010 9th International PH Conference, Glenna Traiger, RN, MSN; Kari Ehringer, PharmD; Lisa Kinder, RD, CNSD; discuss how to manage sodium, fluid restriction, nutritional supplements and other dietary issues, and answer questions about diet and PH.

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