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Get a Prescription Discount for your Jetrea Medication!

As we age, the list of medical issues we experience seems to grow longer. In many cases, aging, along with other things, comes increased eyesight troubles. If you have been to your eye doctor and he or she has diagnosed you with a condition known as Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion and provided you with a prescription to Jetrea, you may find yourself having difficulty paying for it. Especially for those with little to no medical coverage, paying for the cost of medications is increasingly getting harder as time continues to press onward. The Rx Helper has developed a way to provide prescription discount on Jetrea for patients in need by way of patient assistance programs.

What is Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion?

Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion, or Symptomatic VMA, is a disorder of the eye that happens to many people as they age. The vitreous is a jelly-like film that protects the eye. As aging occurs, the vitreous can retract from where it is supposed to be. When retraction occurs, many people experience their vitreous sticking to the macula, which is another part of the eye that conducts clear vision. Those with Symptomatic VMA start to experience blurry vision as a result of this macula disruption. Anyone who is aging and has a retracting vitreous is at risk for developing Symptomatic VMA, and a prescription to Jetrea may help.

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How can Jetrea Help?

Treatment for Symptomatic VMA, if bad enough, will require surgery. Sometimes the condition simply clears up on its own. Some doctors may wish to wait a while and provide you with a check up at a later date to see if the condition has worsened or gotten better. However, there is an alternative option for those whose doctors think their patient does not require surgery. Jetrea is an injection into the vitreous that helps to pull the vitreous off of the macula, regaining the macula’s ability to produce clear vision.

What are the Common Side Effects of Jetrea?

As with any medication, there are a few patients who have experienced some side effects. Side effects will not occur in everyone as they vary from patient to patient. Remember; your doctor will not prescribe you with Jetrea unless he or she thinks that the medication can help control the symptoms of your Symptomatic VMA. Common side effects of a Jetrea injection may include:

  • Increased blurry vision
  • Seeing lights
  • A sensitivity to light
  • Seeing floating lines
  • Eye pain

Prescription Discount for Jetrea

If you have been prescribed or wish to ask your doctor about a prescription to Jetrea, you may find yourself struggling to pay for the price tag. The cost of prescriptions are steadily rising, and the big pharmaceutical comapnies have no plans for letting up in 2019. This is where small companies like The Rx Helper, who cut out the middleman to pass saving on to their customers, comes into play. We provide patient assistance programs for those who are having problems affording the cost of their medications. Whether you just need help paying for Jetrea, or you have a list of needed medications monthly, our prescription discount programs can help. To see if you qualify, simply go over the regulations listed on our website. Additionally, if you would like to speak to us about our services, please give us a call at 888-233-4303.

 

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Auvi-Q Coupon

Auvi-Q was invented as an alternative to the EpiPen. Auto injectors such as these help mitigate potentially life-threatening reactions to severe allergic reactions. Both the Auvi-Q and EpiPen auto injectors administer a life-saving dose of epinephrine, which is also known as adrenaline. A severe allergic reaction is known as Anaphylaxis, a condition characterized by a drop in blood pressure and the swelling and/or narrowing of the airways.

Allergic reactions can be triggered by medications, latex, foods, insect bites or stings, and other environmental triggers. Epinephrine works by relaxing the muscles in the esophagus, allowing an affected person to breathe normally.

What is Adrenaline?

Adrenaline is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced in the adrenal glands in the human body. For reference, the adrenal glands are located on top of each of the kidneys. Adrenaline can help maintain a strong heartbeat and also diverts blood to certain tissue areas during times of stress. Certain emotions, such as anger, stress, and fear can trigger the release of this hormone. Heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, and sugar metabolism increase when epinephrine (adrenaline) is released into the bloodstream.

Auvi-Q Cost

With no health insurance or coupon, Auvi-Q is incredibly expensive. The average price ranges from $5,000-6,000. That’s as much as a car! The manufacturer of this drug offers coupons for this drug; however, the price can still range in the thousands. If you have a severe allergy, not carrying this auto-injector can be the difference between life and death. It is an incredibly necessary medication for those that are afflicted.

Epinephrine Prescription Assistance

The Rx Helper can help significantly reduce the cost of your Auvi-Q prescription through the use of prescription assistance programs. Auvi-Q is an absolutely essential medication if you suffer from severe allergic reactions. The Rx Helper was founded to help individuals pay for the cost of very expensive prescriptions such as Auvi-Q. We assist uninsured, under-insured, and underprivileged Americans by reducing the cost of expensive prescription medication. If you want to learn more about how we work and how much you can save, visit our contact page or call us 877-767-3297.

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Sylvant Manufacturer Coupon

If you’re looking for a manufacturer coupon for Sylvant, we can offer something even more effective.

Many patients diagnosed with MCD receive a prescription for Sylvant from their doctor but are unable to pay for the treatment due to the rising cost of medications. With little or no prescription health insurance coverage, many people are resorting to skipping doses of their needed prescriptions or forgoing treatment completely. This puts their overall health at risk and can lead to other medical issues. The RX Helper was established to help patients, just like this, who cannot afford their prescription for Sylvant and other needed prescriptions. Find out if both a prescription for Sylvant and The RX Helper’s programs are right for you.

What is MCD?

MCD, or Multicentric Castleman’s Disease, is an infrequently diagnosed illness in which the lymph nodes are affected. Lymph nodes are important because they help the immune system fight off foreign threats like bacteria and infections. The lymph nodes are hormone glands that secrete the necessary immune components; also affected by MCD are the lymph white blood cells and lymph vessels. The entire lymph system is attributed for carrying lymph, a white substance comprised of fighter immune white blood cells to the rest of the body. Those diagnosed with MCD produce more lymph cells than required, and as a result, the lymph vessels grow too large. This puts the individual at higher risk for developing lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Although it is not known why individuals develop this rare disease, it is thought to be caused by a high amount of a specific protein found in those affected called interleukin-6.

Symptoms of MCD 

Although many patients may not experience symptoms because they are diagnosed before they appear, some will experience symptoms before diagnosis. These symptoms can be brought on by experiencing infection or can appear individually and gradually. Symptoms of MCD include:

  • Expanded lymph nodes that can be seen or felt above the skin usually located around the neck, groin, and arms.
  • Exhaustion
  • Cold sweats
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Enlarged abdominal organs

Do I Have MCD?

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact your doctor right away. MCD is a rare condition and usually isn’t diagnosed until thorough testing and observations are made. Also, symptoms of MCD mirror symptoms of other illnesses, so your doctor will need to determine the issue through a process of elimination. During your visit with your doctor, he/she may:

  • Ask for copies of complete medical history
  • Complete a thorough examination
  • Administer various blood screenings
  • Administer various urine screenings
  • Administer various computer image scanning tests
  • Administer surgical biopsy of the enlarged lymph node

I Have MCD. What Now?

If you have been diagnosed with MCD, ask your doctor about a prescription for Sylvant. Sylvant is a prescription medication that is believed to work by stopping the overproduction of the protein interleukin-6, which is believed to be the main culprit in the development of the disease. The medication is administered to patients diagnosed with MCD once every three weeks through IV and takes about an hour to finish administration. Most individuals experience symptom relief after being prescribed this treatment, so make sure to ask your doctor if a prescription for Sylvant would be beneficial for you!  

Getting Medication Discounts for Sylvant

Have your Sylvant prescription? If you have little or no prescription insurance coverage, The RX Helper may be able to help you pay for your Sylvant prescription! We utilize over 700 patient assistance programs to offer discounts on hundreds of medications for hundreds of patients. Even if you have more prescriptions besides Sylvant, if you are qualified to enroll, we can help discount all the prescriptions that are listed on the medication page of our website. To be qualified to enroll, patients must be U.S. citizens, above the age of 18, have a prescription for the medication they wish to have discounted, and have an annual income within the federal poverty levels listed for household size. All of these qualifications are also listed on our website, as well as a way to enroll into the program right from your home computer. Have questions about our patient assistance programs or the medications that we cover? Give us a call today at 877-767-3297 to speak to an experienced RX Helper staff member that will answer any questions you may have!

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Asthma Prescription Assistance Programs

The treatment of asthma has come a long way in the past few years. Care has improved and medicines have gotten better. These changes are making it easier for patients to control their asthma symptoms and live a fuller life. The cost of asthma medication is very high. When a patient transitions from CFC to HFA, the expense increases and many experience even more difficulties being able to afford it. There are millions of people in the United States with low incomes who suffer from asthma and being able to afford the medicine they require is difficult.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

The PPA is responsible for helping over six million uninsured patients receive their asthma prescription medications. The program is available to patients in all 50 states. This program was created to make it easier for uninsured and low income patients get the medicine they need for free or at considerably reduced cost. After a patient fills out an income based application, the PPA will match them to a program for which they are eligible.
The PPA’s mission is to bring awareness of patient assistance programs to those who are eligible. They are a single point of contact to gain access to over 475 public and private programs. The PPA’s help is free; they will not charge a fee for finding this contact information as some agencies do. Their need for financial information is only to match a patient to the assistance program they qualify for.

Rx Assist

Pharmaceutical companies run prescription assistance programs to provide medicines needed by those who cannot afford them. RxAssist has an extensive database of these programs and are able to match patients to the one that can help them the best. They also keep up to date on the medical world and provide news updates and articles on their website, keeping patients and health care professionals current.
RxAssist is a web-based, nationally recognized resource center for medication assistance. They have been around since 1999 and are funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They can provide assistance to help patients find the correct assistance they need to get asthma medicine free or at a reduced cost.

AstraZeneca

This is a pharmaceutical company that will help people afford the medicine they need. Their company belief is that it is not enough to just make medicine- they want to make sure the people who need it – get it. They have been offering patient assistance programs for more than 35 years.
In 2014 the AZ&ME Prescription Savings Program saved more than $670 million for patients in the United States who needed help getting their prescription medications. Their program will help asthma patients get prescription assistance for the necessary medicine they need to lead a better life.

The Rx Helper

The Rx Helper takes great pride in helping those who qualify to get their expensive brand name medications. The Rx Helper will work with you and your doctor to help facilitate the paperwork and streamline the process with as little stress as possible. These are great programs for those who need prescription assistance.

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Rx Helper!

We’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at the Rx Helper! Tomorrow, take some time to be grateful for the things that you have and the loved ones in your life. If you have the privilege of spending time with your family this holiday season, make it about them! The holidays should be filled with great conversation, mouth-watering food, and memories that will last a lifetime. If you aren’t able to spend time with friends and family this season, remember that life is a gift and you are loved. Below, we’re going to share some of our favorite healthy recipes that you can use for this Thanksgiving or for next year’s festivities. By incorporating some of these recipes, you can save over 1,000 calories during your feast.

Healthy Thanksgiving Alternatives

Turkey: instead of white meat with skin, opt for dark meat without the skin. Even though turkey skin tastes delicious, it can add hundreds of calories to your dinner plate. As a bonus, dark meat is richer in zinc and iron than white meat.

Dessert: opt for pumpkin pie or apple pie instead of pecan pie. Pecan pie may be the highest-calorie item at most Thanksgiving day meals, with a slice clocking in at over 500 calories. Pumpkin pie has less sugar and calories and is around 300 calories per slice on average. Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows also tends to cross the line from side-dish to dessert, so consider baking a few sweet potatoes instead of making the casserole this year.

Appetizers: try eating carrots with hummus and Greek yogurt instead of cheese and crackers. You can save over 80 calories a serving when you compare the nutritional value of these two foods. Instead of dinner rolls, try serving a vegetable and fruit platter that has a healthy dipping sauce! Carrots, celery, cucumbers, and fruits are popular choices. By filling up on high-fiber, nutrient-dense foods, it leaves less room for the higher-calorie items at the end of the feast.

Drinks: cocktails are often filled with lots of sugary mixers and cream (such as a white Russians). There are many Thanksgiving day cocktails that contain quite a bit of sugar, so opt for a red wine or low-calorie light beer instead.

Prescription Assistance Programs

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We founded the Rx Helper to help solve the problem of expensive prescription drugs in America. The Rx Helper cater to the uninsured and under-insured who are struggling to pay for the medicines they need. We can help you get the medication you need for little to no money when compared to traditional pharmacy pricing. The medication is provided for a fraction of the price; you only have to pay a small monthly price. If you are struggling to pay for your medications and are uninsured or under-insured this holiday season, contact us today! From everyone at The Rx Helper: have a happy thanksgiving and a memorable 2018 holiday season!

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Avoid the Common Cold this Holiday Season

Not unlike an unwanted Christmas present, catching a cold during your holiday-time-off is something that everyone goes through once or twice. You didn’t need that wheezy cough trying to blow out the candles on the New Year’s Eve cake and Grandpa Joe didn’t need boxers with Frank Sinatra printed on the trunks; some years, everyone is going to take a loss. With the common cold season (winter) right around the corner, there are a couple of precautions you can take to help prevent an unexpected surprise this holiday season.

Preventing the Common Cold

There are a few reasons why people tend to get cold when its… cold. No, it’s not because they’re cold. Its because they’ve gotten a cold. The cold air helps viruses survive longer sans a host, allowing the virus more time to cling to an unsuspecting sweater or labradoodle. The flu virus also tends to circulate in the air when it is cold and dry as opposed to when the weather is warm and damp: this is because there is less weight in the air and water droplets evaporate faster in dry, cold environments, allowing the water droplets and microbes to get some airtime when flicked off a scarf. People also tend to spend more time indoors in the winter. Many inside venues are packed due to unfavorable external conditions, as people pile into family homes, packed taverns, city squares, and jails to stay warm. What can you do to help prevent illness during this festive 2018?

Wash Your Hands: I cannot believe the number of people I count that do not wash their hands after going to the public restroom. You monsters. Washing your hands is the number one way to prevent illness. Stop with all the nonsense about vitamin C and other snake-oil counter-measures; washing your hands is the O.G. of preventative health care and doesn’t cost much at all.

sick girl with a drug problemCover Your Cough: This may seem like common sense, but many people fail to realize that there is generally more than one person in a crowded public place, such as a subway. If you are coughing, try to cover your mouth with your elbow. This is much better than coughing into your hands because you touch hundreds of surfaces with those extremities every day. Your fellow human beings will thank you.

Eat Healthier and Exercise: There are numerous studies that tout the importance of exercise and healthy eating. Deadlifts, broccoli, and chicken are going to make you feel better than Budweiser, potato chips, and inactivity. From increased immune responses to lower cholesterol to improved overall vitality, eating healthy and exercising should be a given.

Prescription Assistance Programs

There are some diseases and illnesses that aren’t so easy to fight off or prevent. If you have a chronic and debilitating condition that requires a prescription, the rules start to change. If you are under-insured or uninsured and have difficulties paying for your prescription medications, we can help. Instead of choosing between holiday shopping and prescription medications, choose both! The RX Helper assists low-income uninsured/under-insured Americans by getting them the prescription medications they need at a fraction of the retail price. Our mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance and boost enrollment of those who are eligible through a variety of prescription assistance programs.

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Prescription Assistance for Combivent Respitmat

Combivent is a combination medication (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) that is used to treat patients with COPD. Combivent Respimat is a bronchodilator; drugs such as these widen the bronchi and are used for the alleviation of asthma or asthma-like symptoms. Combivent Respimat is a very expensive drug without insurance: depending on the pharmacy you use, Combivent Respimat can cost upwards of $389.46 WITH a coupon. With the cost of bills and daily expenses, this is an unwelcome dollar amount for anyone suffering with COPD. Living without insurance can be a struggle, which is the reason we founded The RX Helper. With help from pharmaceutical companies and doctors, we can offer patients over 1,500 FDA-approved and brand-name medications for uninsured and under-insured patients. With no generic equivalent for Combivent, your prescription for Combivent can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of a year.

What is COPD?

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and is a very serious lung disease. By blocking the airflow to the lungs and increasing the difficulty of breathing, COPD causes irrepairable damage to the lungs. Some of the most common conditions that qualify a COPD condition are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes become inflamed. Characterized by a substantial daily cough and increased mucus production, COPD and emphysema is most often caused by cigarette smoke and other environmental factors. In developing countries, exposure to fumes from fuel used for heating and cooking can cause COPD if the home is poorly ventilated for a long period of time.

Only 20-30% of cigarette smokers may develop COPD; however, our best advice is to stop smoking immediately if you have been diagnosed with this condition. Smoking will only worsen the condition and will not allow your body the much needed time to repair some of the damage done. COPD can cause irreversible lung damage if it is not treated with medication and smoking cessation.

Symptoms of COPD

Generally speaking, symptoms of COPD do not occur until much later in a patient’s life. This is because symptoms do not become apparent until significant damage has occurred to the lining of the lungs. If you have a number of the symptoms below, we recommend a visitation to your doctor, as well as smoking cessation if you are a smoker:

  • A bluish tint to the skin (known as cyanosis) due to lack of oxygenation
  • Wheezing, excessive coughing and chest tightness
  • If walking up the stairs or physical activity causes shortness of breath
  • Ankle, feet or leg swelling
  • Excessive respiratory infections

Prescription Assistance for COPD

If you or a loved one is suffering from COPD, immediate treatment is needed. This includes prescription treatment with Combivent, smoking cessation, daily exercise, and a healthy diet. Our company, The Rx Helper, was founded to help solve your problem. We assist the uninsured and under-insured by providing their prescription medication for a fraction of the price that the drug usually goes for. We work with health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, and doctors to help deliver the medications you need for a price that won’t take out a second mortgage. By working with patient advocacy groups, we give the uninsured a much needed voice in America. To find out if you qualify, contact us for a free consultation.

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What Are The Side Effects of Stopping Zetia?

Introducing Zetia

The drug belongs to a class called ezetimibe which is suitable for the reduction of cholesterol absorption into the body. Zetia has little to no effects on cholesterol which is already in the system. Therefore, it is mostly used with statins to block cholesterol producing enzymes in the liver. Consequently, the drug reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke. The drug is expensive, but most manufacturers offer Zetia coupons to subsidize the cost.

Is Zetia safe?

Apart from its positive effects on body fat control, most people still ask: is Zetia safe? There are proponents and opponents in this debate. Some people argue that the benefits of the drug outweigh its adverse effects. However, the proponents believe the drug is not safe for human consumption because of the reported cases of fatal side effects. It is advisable to seek prescription assistance before using the medication. When a health practitioner gives you the go-ahead, it means they have evaluated, and the benefits outweigh the adverse effects.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Zetia?

There are some withdrawal symptoms from Zetia for people who have used the medication. Let’s look at them to help you make an informed decision.

Muscle pains

The most common side effect of Zetia use is muscle pains. Most users complain of the severe pain experienced which could even lead to stiffness and hindering mobility. The effect is common among patients who take the medication with statins or fibrates. Once you experience any signs of muscle pain, talk to your doctor to get further advice.

The most common causes of muscle pain when taking Zetia are myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. The former condition affects the muscle fibers leading to consistent stiffness, cramps, and spasms. On the other hand, rhabdomyolysis can cause kidney problems which can be fatal.

Liver problems

The liver produces particular enzymes which produce cholesterol. Zetia and statins affect this function of the liver by inhibiting production of the enzyme. If you experience any of the following signs after withdrawing from Zetia, you should seek medical advice:

  1. Severe abdominal pains
  2. Dizziness
  3. Tainted urine
  4. Yellow skin/eyes
  5. Persistent throwing up

Chest pains

It is quite paradoxical that low cholesterol levels reduce the chances of heart attacks. But some patients report cases of chest pain which is a sign of heart attack. Although there are no verified studies on the relationship between the two most patients, believe it could be the cause. If you experience chest, back, or jaw pain after stopping Zetia medication, seek the help of a health practitioner.

Weight gain

How can a drug lower cholesterol and increase your weight? Zetia reduces thyroid levels in the blood. Consequently, reduction of the hormone leads to an increased amount of bad cholesterol in the system. The condition is commonly referred to as hypothyroidism.

How common are the withdrawal symptoms?

Though these effects are not comprehensive, they are common in more than 5% of Zetia users. In case you experience other adverse effects, you should inform a health practitioner. It is essential to note that it is not advisable to withdraw from Zetia before consulting a physician.

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Exploring the Treatments and Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis

Exploring the Treatments and Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis forms in people who are living with psoriasis. Those who are dealing with this condition of the skin are also at risk for seeing the signs of psoriatic arthritis. Often, the arthritis forms after the skin condition produces lesions on the skin. Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic condition that can worsen over time. If a person does not receive the proper care, arthritis can cause serious issues. That’s why it is very important to know more about the signs of psoriatic arthritis. This is especially true for those who have or know someone who has psoriasis.

More About Psoriatic Arthritis

So, we’ve learned a little about what accompanies psoriatic arthritis. But, what exactly is this condition? Well, it’s a type of inflammatory arthritis that can be very mild in some people but more extreme in others. Although most of the people who have this form of arthritis also have psoriasis, it can affect other people, too. Usually, if a person develops this kind of arthritis without having psoriasis, he or she has a family member who has the skin condition.

Psoriasis arthritis attacks the joints. It can impact any of the joints in a person’s body. But, it typically affects the larger ones, like those in the fingers, toes, and back. Since this is an inflammatory condition, the affected body parts will also become very swollen. In some instances, only one joint will be affected. But, for other people, there may be several joints impacted by arthritis.

Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis

The signs of this condition range from person to person. One of the reasons for this is the fact that the extremity of psoriatic arthritis is different for everyone. But, there are some common symptoms and signs of psoriatic arthritis, including:

Swollen body parts: This often includes fingers and toes.

Bodily aches and pains: Pain in the back is a common symptom. Usually, people will experience pain in the lower back area because of inflammation in various joints. It’s also common for people living with psoriatic arthritis to have pain in their feet. Some may also have aching fingers.

Joint stiffness: It usually affects the joints early in the morning or after the person has been resting for a little while. This is one of the most common signs of psoriatic arthritis.

Fatigue: People who have psoriatic arthritis often feel tired.

Symptoms of psoriasis: This form of arthritis occurs often in people who have psoriasis. So the signs of psoriatic arthritis are usually accompanied by the symptoms of psoriasis. This may include red and flaky patches on the skin. It may also include nails that appear to be infected.

Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis

Although there is no cure for this condition, treatment is available. Various treatment options are used to help reduce inflammation and joint damage. There are oral medications as well as injections. If you are living with this form of arthritis, it’s definitely best to seek the professional guidance of your doctor. The best treatment plan for you will be based on your symptoms and how severe your condition is.

Sometimes, medication and treatment can be a little pricey. This issue causes a lot of people to miss out on the opportunity to get better. The RX Helper understands the struggles that people face when it comes to the prices of medical help. That’s why we provide a medication assistance program. This program helps people to get the medication they need and at little to no cost. Do you need some medicine that’s a little out of your price range? No problem! Just contact The RX Helper today!

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Need Help Paying for Medications to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension?

Need Help Paying for Medications to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people deal with the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. People around the age of 75 or older are at risk for this condition. But, it can affect people of a younger age group. This condition is also more prevalent in women than in men. Year after year, people suffer from this illness. Doctors often prescribe medications to treat pulmonary hypertension. But, it’s not always easy for people to get medicine and treatment that they need. This is commonly due to the price of prescription meds.

What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

This condition is a type of high blood pressure. It impacts the arteries which go to the lungs and heart. It usually affects the right side of the heart. There are various groups of pulmonary hypertension:

Group 1 – Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

Group 2 – Pulmonary Hypertension (caused by left heart disorders)

Group 3 – Pulmonary Hypertension (caused by lung diseases)

Group 4 – Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (caused by chronic blood clots)

Group 5 – Pulmonary Hypertension (caused by other disorders, i.e. blood disorders or kidney disease)

Each group has its own causes and symptoms. But, there are medications to treat pulmonary hypertension in its various forms.

Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension

You may not actually see any sign of this condition for quite some time. In fact, it may be months or years before you notice any of these symptoms. But, common signs of this blood pressure problem include:

  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Swelling of ankles and legs
  • Increased speed of the heartbeat
  • Decreased appetite
  • Shortness of breath

Of course, symptoms may vary. Some may only occur as later symptoms while others may be seen as early signs of pulmonary hypertension. But, when any of these symptoms are noticed, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Treating Pulmonary Hypertension

In some extreme situations, a doctor may recommend one of two surgical procedures to help treat pulmonary hypertension. Some people may have to get a lung and/or heart transplant. This is especially for those who have pulmonary arterial hypertension because of lung disease. In other instances, a person may need an atrial septostomy. During this procedure, the surgeons will create a space between the left and right sides of the heart. This reduces the pressure in the heart.

In less severe cases, Your doctor may provide you with a couple of different options for medications to treat pulmonary hypertension. Some of these options may include Letairis, Tracleer, Opsumit, or Cialis. Doctors may also suggest specific dietary and exercise routines that you can use to improve this condition.

Getting Medications to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

If your doctor prescribes you some medications to treat pulmonary hypertension, it’s important to know which one would help you most. You can certainly live a fulfilling life if you have this condition. But, some treatment methods may work better than others for you. Of course, it depends on the severity of your condition.

What if your doctor does suggest a specific medication? What if it’s something a little out of your price range? Unfortunately, this happens really often. Because of the high cost of medication, some people aren’t able to afford the medical help that they need. But, that doesn’t have to be your story!

Here at The RX Helper, we provide prescription assistance to those who need it. Our program works with you, the patient, and various health care providers to make sure you get what you need. So, if you need medications to treat pulmonary hypertension, contact The RX Helper today! You can also visit our website to find out what medications we help with. There’s no need to worry about the cost of treatment. Just contact us today!

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