Shands hospital seeking surgery in San Diego Caliafornia, and I am looking for anyone who may have experience with this situation.
Is there a cure for pulmonary embolism hypertension?
Added 26 Apr 2012:
There is a surgery that is not well known it has a long name but it goes by PTE, and if the person is a candidate it can be a cure. Does anyone have any clue what I am talking about. HELP if so!!!!!!!!!! Thank in advance all you nice people!
Are you currently taking "warfarin" and/or "heparin" and on a restricted diet or the DASH diet???
Warfarin (an anticoagulant) helps with the blood clots issue and also as important... being on a diet that is low in fat and really low in sodium. Talk with your doctor about this.
When you ask if there is a cure... I will tell you that there are definitely things that can be done to alleviate the symptoms and lower the risks. Being vigilant about your health and care are important to how well you do overall.
Here is an example of what is needed for the DASH diet and how to incorporate these food items into your routine:
"1. Eat 8 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables per day
2. Limit animal protein to 6 oz per day, emphasizing lean sources.
3. Say no to salt. Those with salt sensitivity or a family history or hypertension may benefit from reducing salt to about one teaspoon a day (2,400 mg).
4. Use garlic, which has a modest effect on lowering blood pressure and may help relax blood vessels.
5. Consume 4 to 5 servings of nuts, seeds and dry beans per week (2 Tbsp nuts or seeds, or 1/2 cup cooked dried beans).
6. Eat plenty of fish. Include at least three servings of fish a week, emphasizing cold-water fish like wild Alaskan salmon and sardines, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Take fish-oil supplements if you cannot get enough omega-3-rich foods.
7. Take calcium and magnesium. Inadequate intake of both of these minerals has been associated with high blood pressure. Women should get between 1,000 and 1,200 mg of calcium a day from all sources, while men may want to get no more than 500-600 mg daily from all sources, and probably do not need to take supplements.
8. Take vitamin C. A supplement of this antioxidant vitamin has been shown to help lower blood pressure in people with mild to moderate hypertension."
I hope this helps you and I have given you some food for thought and some good questions that you can also discuss with your doctor for clarity.
Blessings and I pray for better health to you,
Take the anticoagulant medication that you are prescribed. Get plenty of rest and keep your legs elevated when you are at home and when it is convenient. Then you will need to start an exercise program once your cardiologist, hematologist or both clears you. Get advice from a physical therapist, make sure you get a referral from your doctor so your insurance pays for it, and then get a trainer. If you can't afford a trainer for each workout then find a trainer who will give you a detailed workout plan tailored to your needs.
Why are you having surgery? Do you know why and how you got your PE?
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