See what others have to say about eating well with PAH

4 people found this tip helpful.

I try to maintain a certain weight because my medication for PAH causes me to retain fluids. I keep a cup with ice chips handy so when I get thirsty, I can eat them like popcorn. – Adriana A.

5 people found this tip helpful.

I began sessions with a nutritionist in January and have been eating healthy foods. I avoid processed foods and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. It has had a tremendously positive effect on my health. I am more energized, and my ability to exercise has increased. – Danielle A.

3 people found this tip helpful.

I am very careful with my fluid intake, making sure I measure everything I drink each day. I also watch my diet and how much sodium I consume. If you check the labels, you can see how much sodium is in food. I have low-sodium cookbooks. If you try, you can eat well with substitutions. Even my husband eats the same food I do and doesn’t mind it. – Phyllis H.

8 people found this tip helpful.

I was so frustrated looking for low- and no-sodium stocks and condiments at local grocery stores. They were difficult to find, and the stores had poor selections. So I looked online and found organic stocks, mustard, and ketchup, all with no sodium, and they are delicious. – Tracy J.

11 people found this tip helpful.

Diet and nutrition is very important, but exercise is my mantra. I walk and stretch every day. I love it. – Charlotte W.

4 people found this tip helpful.

I remember to eat vegetables every day. – Yolanda W.

119 people found this tip helpful.

When dining out, I ask for any dressings and sauces to be put on the side so I can add them to my taste. This helps to limit sodium in my food. – Perry M.

15 people found this tip helpful.

I keep a food journal to record what I eat, how much water I drink, and how much sodium I think I consume, so I can see how my diet may relate to how I feel. – Bob J.