Welcome to

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
of South Africa

This space is for anyone who suffers from Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) as well as their friends and family.

Here you will find all you need to know about the condition and how our association can support you in your journey.

What is

Pulmonary Hypertension

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION, or PH, is a disease affecting the arteries of the lungs. It can strike anyone regardless of age, gender, social or ethnic background. People affected with this disease suffer from continuous high blood pressure in the lungs which results in an enlargement of the heart, and can lead to heart failure.

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PHA South Africa

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of South Africa (PHA SA) was founded by patients, for patients - we are here for you as a source of support, connection and hope.

Our patients are a knowledgeable, inclusive and an inspiring group who are eager to listen and share their experiences.

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If someone you care about has been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, you may find yourself taking on unfamiliar responsibilities. Whether you’re a close family member or a friend, neighbour or teacher, you have the opportunity to provide much needed friendship and support. Chances are you have questions about PH and what you can do to help your loved one live a happy and full life.

Here you’ll find information and resources to help you care for your loved one without neglecting your own needs.

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Learning that you have pulmonary hypertension can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Like the tens of thousands of people diagnosed with PH before you, you have a compassionate and inspiring community of people ready to help. We are here to provide you with information and support as you adjust to your new life with PH.

While there’s currently no cure for PH, there are PH-specific therapies available to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. We know patients on treatment who have been living with PH for more than 20 years and counting.

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