Why World PH Day? The photos and messages below tell a story of hardship, but also one of hope. Symptoms of PH are often mistaken for those of less serious conditions, such as asthma, so many patients spend 2-3 years seeking an accurate diagnosis. This delay can be fatal; without treatment, the average life expectancy with PH is 2.8 years.
Despite these challenges, the outlook for the PH community is improving. Thanks to the work of PH associations around the world, researchers and medical professionals understand more about the disease and the number of treatment options has increased. We are connecting globally, helping one another despite differences of language and culture, and working together to share our message with the world. We invite you to learn more about the PH experience through the photos and messages below.