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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Description

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:

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/Rheumatoligst 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.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/NZPAH

Service Areas

Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Disability, Older Persons, Mental Health

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Sun 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: The above Service Areas are NON CLINICAL - LIFE SKILLS AWARENESS ONLY

NZPAH / Scleroderma is a SUPPORT GROUP and does not answer questions of a Clinical Nature. Our Support is primarily based on proven "LIFE SKILLS" post diagnosis gathered from passed and current patients. These enablers are in use daily and are a welcomed relief to all members. As time goes on - These enablers continue to expand.

If you are placed on OXYGEN THERAPY, there is so much to learn about this system, particularly if you intend to fly somewhere soon.

Like to know more - join us at our Support Group meetings.

Services

Meeting Calendar

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Contact Details

RESPIRATORY SUPPORT GROUP meetings are held every 8 weeks for the following:- (Combined Group)

  • Scleroderma
  • Lupus
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Others with breathing difficulties

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

Please register by telephone or by email - new patients and their carers are most welcome.

Venue: 327a Whangarata Rd, Tuakau 2694
Time: 11:00am to 2:30pm

Please bring a plate for a light lunch - Thank you.

Postal Address

New Zealand Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Trust
Attention: Allan J Edmonson
327a Whangarata Road
RD4 Tuakau
Auckland 2694
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 1:16PM on December 4, 2018.