Living With Pulmonary Hypertension: Dietary and Lifestyle Changes

How can I assist in the management of my pulmonary hypertension?

Now that you have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, your health care provider has likely prescribed management approaches that include taking medications; making lifestyle and dietary changes; having surgery, if necessary; and establishing a regular schedule of check-up appointments. Another document, "Pulmonary Hypertension: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment," discusses the medical and surgical treatments. This document provides other suggestions -- the dietary and lifestyle changes -- you can make to become an active participant in the management of your illness.

Medication guidelines
Dietary changes
Lifestyle changes

When should I call my doctor?

Call your doctor if you are having problems with:

When should I go to the emergency department?

Go to the emergency department or call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing:

To learn more about pulmonary hypertension, contact:

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
801 Roeder Rd., Ste 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.565.3004; Fax: 301.565.3994

Cleveland Clinic
Respiratory Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. A90
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.445.5763; Fax: 216.636.2054



This information is provided by the Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. For additional health information, please contact the Center for Consumer Health Information at the Cleveland Clinic (216) 444-3771 or toll-free (800) 223-2273 extension 43771. If you prefer, you may visit or This document was last reviewed on: 8/29/2014