Wednesday, November 5, 2008
November is National Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
Hey everyone, glad you could stop by for a while. I've been enjoying this cooler weather, sure makes it a lot easier to breathe...Ahhhhhhhhhh. Well November is National Pulmonary Hypertension month, that is officially. Every day of every month is PH month or day here on Poverty Hill, but I guess it is nice to have an Official month that we can claim. The best thing I can say about Pulmonary Hypertension is that it sux, big time. Pulmonary Hypertension is high pressure in your heart and lungs that causes your heart to enlarge, ain't no use in getting technical with it. It is a life threatening disease that changes your whole life. There is no known cure at this time, but through the hard work and dedication of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and members and patients, there have been many treatments developed to help control the symptoms and slow the progression of this disease. Hopefully one day there will be a cure but all of us must continue to do our part in letting people out there know about this dreadful disease and continuing to support the individuals that have been affected by it. Give this link to people you know, let them read and find out about Pulmonary Hypertension: http://www.phassociation.org/ This place is packed full of information for people who want to know more about the disease, and for individuals who need support.
If you think that you might have pulmonary hypertension or know someone who may have it be sure to see a "PH Specialist", PH is often misdiagnosed even for years, don't wait until the symptoms are so bad that it threatens your life. I repeat, a "PH Specialist."
I'm sorry if I've came on a lil bold, but this is something that I feel strongly about and hope that others can become educated about this disease. Every day we fight the fight and continue to hope for a cure, if not for us, for the people that will contract the disease in the future.