Finding out you have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) can be difficult. It can impact your life in many ways. It’s important to eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight when you’re living with CTEPH. The key to staying active with your condition is to start small. Every little bit counts.
The symptoms of CTEPH can affect how you work and travel. You may find that you feel tired a lot, which can make it difficult to do the things you need to do. Having CTEPH can also take a toll on your relationship with your partner, including your sex life.
Work with your healthcare team to figure out the lifestyle changes you should make. Lean on family and friends when you need support—they can help make living with CTEPH just a little easier.