Relaxation exercises and stress reduction activities may help many people with PPH keep up with their regular activities for a while. Having a positive attitude is also helpful.
Walking is good exercise for many people with PPH. Advanced patients who find walking too exhausting may use a wheelchair or motorized scooter. Others stay busy with activities that are not of a physical nature.
Some people with advanced PPH carry portable oxygen when they go out.
Ongoing medical care is important. Treatment by a cardiologist or pulmonologist who specializes in pulmonary vascular medicine is usually recommended. These specialists are usually located at major medical centers.
PPH patients should also eat a healthy diet, not smoke, and get plenty of rest.
Situations that can make PPH symptoms worse are:
Living at or travel to high altitudes, where the air is thin and the amount of oxygen in the air is low