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What You Should Know About COPD - Blog Post

What You Should Know About COPD

Tags: | Published: 2021/05/15

Our lungs are like balloons. When we’re healthy, the lungs (balloons) expand when we breathe in and they contract when we breathe out. Certain conditions may affect how these balloons we call our lungs work. COPD is one of them. In this instance, the lungs are more like the balloon that has been expanded dramatically […]

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Could you Benefit from a Home Sleep Study? - Blog Post

Could you Benefit from a Home Sleep Study?

Tags: | Published: 2021/04/15

Polysomnography is the term used to describe a professional sleep study. These studies are commonly performed to diagnose conditions like obstructive sleep apnea and other types of sleep apnea. Historically, to have a sleep study done, a person would have to spend the night in a sleep lab, where they would attempt to fall asleep […]

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What Might Cause Shortness of Breath? - Blog Post

What Might Cause Shortness of Breath?

Tags: | Published: 2021/03/15

Feeling winded. Shallow breathing. Difficulty breathing. These sensations can be alarming. People often fear that shortness of breath indicates lung or heart disease. Those are more serious concerns but they aren’t the only reason a person may be short of breath. Here we discuss a few other reasons it may be hard to breathe. Allergies […]

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I Have a Chronic Cough, Do I Have COVID? - Blog Post

I Have a Chronic Cough, Do I Have COVID?

Tags: | Published: 2021/02/14

A chronic cough can be an embarrassing and frustrating problem. It can interfere with exercise, work, and even keep you up at night. A cough that just won’t be calmed can cause emotional distress. This condition is described as a cough that persists for 8 weeks or longer. However, a cough that is disrupting your […]

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What Causes Sleep Apnea? - Blog Post

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Tags: | Published: 2021/01/15

People who snore often also complain of feeling tired during the day. This is no surprise. Snoring is disruptive to a good night’s sleep. However, it is inaccurate to assume that snoring is the big picture here. Often, snoring and daytime sleepiness are both symptoms of a bigger issue. That issue is sleep apnea. Here, […]

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Wondering about Shortness of Breath? We’re Answering Common Questions Here! - Blog Post

Wondering about Shortness of Breath? We’re Answering Common Questions Here!

Tags: | Published: 2020/12/15

There are life experiences that take our breath away in a good way, and then there are times when feeling out of breath just doesn’t feel very good at all. If climbing a flight of stairs or walking down the street leaves you short of breath, you may wonder if you’re just out of shape […]

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Can I Fix Sleep Apnea on My Own? - Blog Post

Can I Fix Sleep Apnea on My Own?

Tags: | Published: 2020/11/15

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. It has wide-ranging implications for your long-term health, which is why it is so important to seek diagnosis and treatment from a doctor. There are certainly lifestyle changes you can take on independently, but it is best to do so as part of an overall treatment plan. Attempting […]

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Do I Have Asthma? - Blog Post

Do I Have Asthma?

Tags: | Published: 2020/10/15

If you’ve experienced a shortness of breath that you simply cannot recover from, you may wonder if you have asthma. It might have felt as if you could not get enough air into your lungs. There are many causes of shortness of breath, and asthma is one of them. What Is Asthma? Asthma can be […]

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Trouble Breathing: When Should I See the Doctor - Blog Post

Trouble Breathing: When Should I See the Doctor

Tags: | Published: 2020/09/15

Everyone experiences moments where they feel out of breath or can’t catch their breath. It could be due to exercise or exertion; it could be from anxiety. But when you begin to experience shortness of breath on a regular basis, or when your trouble breathing is accompanied by other symptoms, you may want to see […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Treat Sleep Apnea? - Blog Post

What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Treat Sleep Apnea?

Tags: | Published: 2020/08/15

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you may be hesitant to move forward with treatment. There are, however, a variety of treatments for sleep apnea. Finding one that’s right for you is crucial but treating your sleep apnea is imperative. Without treatment for your sleep apnea, you run the risk of the […]

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