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Do You Have Pulmonary Hypertension? You're Not Alone

Do You Have Pulmonary Hypertension? You're Not Alone

If you’ve lived with pulmonary hypertension for many years—or if you’ve just been diagnosed—you probably know that managing your disease can be challenging. It can also be overwhelming.

University of Utah Health is excited to offer our Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group. This group brings together patients diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension to discuss their experiences, share ideas, and provide emotional support for one another.

Why Should I Join a Support Group?

One of the biggest advantages of joining a support group is realizing you’re not alone and that others have the same health challenges you do. For many people living with pulmonary hypertension, finding this out is a revelation and a huge relief.

Being in a support group can also help you develop new skills and relate to others who are living with pulmonary hypertension.

Many members in the group will also have the same challenges and experiences you have, and members can support each other. Group members can also suggest new ways of dealing and coping with health problems related to pulmonary hypertension, like being tired and short of breath.

What Can I Expect?

When you first join a support group, you may be uncomfortable when it comes time to discuss health issues in front of strangers. However, the fact that everyone else in the group is facing the same type of situation may help you open up and discuss your feelings.

We'll also serve a light lunch at every support group.

Is the Group Confidential?

Yes. Everything that takes place within our support group is completely confidential.

Support Group Dates & Locations

April 27, 2018

Location: Clinical Neurosciences Center, 1st floor (free valet parking for patients available)
Time: noon—1pm

Topic: Fluid Management. During this meeting, we’ll discuss the different types of diuretics (water pills) and why your provider recommends one type or a combination of these.
Speakers: Jennalyn Mayeux, DNP & Erin Michaelis, NP

*Light lunch will be served.

July 20, 2018

Location: TBD—University of Utah Health
Time: noon—1pm

Topic: What’s so important about oxygen? We’ll discuss how to use supplemental oxygen, how you can get it, and sleep apnea.
Speaker: TBD

*Light lunch will be served.

October 5, 2018

Location: TBD—University of Utah Health
Time: noon—1pm

Topic: Exercise and what you can do to get moving. These simple techniques and exercises will help you stay active.
Speakers: TBD

*Light lunch will be served.

Future Topics

  • Pulmonary Hypertension: Understanding how it’s diagnosed
  • Nutritional Needs
  • What should you do in the case of an emergency?
  • Community resources

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