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New Zealand Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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    New Zealand Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is a registered not-for-profit Trust and Support Group, registered for the whole of New Zealand and currently operating from Auckland. We provide support for patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) plus Scleroderma and raise awareness of these diseases in the community.

    The NZPAH Support Group meets regularly on or about eight weekly intervals bringing support, comfort and quality of life following diagnosis for patients, their family members and caregivers. Like to know more – than join us for life-changing skills and telephone buddy formation.

    You are NOT alone - There are people who care

    There IS "Quality of Life" post-diagnosis

    Please refer to our Support Group Meeting Dates below for more information:

    • 2020 Group Meeting dates to be published in early January 2020

    PAH is an incurable disorder which affects the lungs and heart. It is characterised by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs and can lead to heart failure. It is a condition that still presents General Practitioners with difficulty in diagnosis and identification, simply because the symptoms are very similar to a range of ailments including:

    • Asthma
    • Anxiety
    • Bronchitis
    • Emphysema
    • Heart disease
    • Blood clots to the lungs

    But it could be PAH.

    Don’t pretend breathlessness is “I’m just a little unfit, it’s nothing, it’ll go away. I’ll be okay in the morning." Be sure to have your GP refer you to a PAH Specialist/Rheumatologist in your DHB district for an examination and associated tests to be assured one way or the other. Early diagnosis is most essential for a better 'Quality of LIfe' with medication.

    This Support Group DOES NOT impose any Membership Fee.

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    If you would like more information please call or email us.


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    • Older adult / Kaumātua