What HE Won't Tell You (About His PH)
(July 13, 2016 Guest post by Doug Taylor, leader of Midlands SC Palmetto PHriends support group), PH patient and PHA Board Member -- after a recent discussion with another male patient and attending the men’s medically led session at PHA’s 2016 conference, Doug identified some issues that some men may face after a PH diagnosis. While pulmonary arterial hypertension affects more women than men, men may feel that they face their own unique challenges.
If the pulmonary hypertension patient is a man, there may be some things he isn’t telling you. Regardless of who he is – your husband, your boyfriend, your son, your father, your brother, your nephew, your uncle – he may feel that he needs to keep some things buried. Whether he is single, married, divorced, or widowed, gay or straight, young, middle-aged, or older, here are some things that men with PH may experience:
Connect with others living with PH at myPHA, an online community for people dealing with PH, at www.myphassociation.org.