Living with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and its treatment can bring about many challenges, different thoughts, feelings and responses. These may include distress, worry about the future, frustration, feeling down, on edge and bad about yourself. It can also impact your close relationships and ability to engage with your daily life, including your hobbies and interests, as well as social and professional roles.
You may also feel apprehensive about and struggle to cope with medical treatments and appointments. You may also have trouble with your sleep, for example due to breathlessness, feelings of depression or anxiety. These are just a few examples and you may experience other difficulties.
Whilst a degree of emotional distress is normal when living with pulmonary hypertension, almost half of people experience symptoms serious enough they could seek professional help for them. This usually happens when different thoughts, feelings and responses to your diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension and challenges of living with it become overbearing and begin to take over your life.
To make those difficulties more manageable, we can:
The type of support we offer will vary from person to person, depending on their individual needs.