Helping you understand how pulmonary hypertension might affect your physical relationships

Being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) doesn’t mean you’ve become unattractive to others, or that you can’t have a healthy love life. After all, you haven’t changed – only your health has.

Most people diagnosed with a long-term condition will have some issues with intimacy and sex at some point, and even people without an illness can have similar issues. It’s important to realise that it’s perfectly natural to feel this way, and that there are many ways to overcome these issues.

The aim of this web section is to try and explain how PH and its treatments can affect you as a sexual and intimate person, and to discuss ways of dealing with this. Your behaviour and how you feel may vary, due to changes in your PH – which will occur at different times, in different places, and in different situations.

Whether single or in a relationship, many people still find it difficult to talk about sex – even though it’s one of the most ‘normal’ things in the world!

This web section is for anyone of any age, gender or sexual orientation, and aims to help you to start conversations with the most important people in your life, at a time when it may not be easy to do so.

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