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When Should I see a Doctor for My Shortness of Breath?

Shortness of breath is a worrisome feeling, and it’s a condition that should be carefully monitored. It may occur one time, may sporadically come and go, or it may be constant and get worse over time. The way it’s experienced can vary depending on its cause, but it’s often described as faster breathing that’s accompanied by […]

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What are the Top Symptoms of Sleep Apnea to Watch For?

Snoring can simply be an occasional, annoying occurrence that may not be a cause for concern. But loud snoring, especially when it’s accompanied by other symptoms such as daytime fatigue, can be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common and potentially dangerous disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

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Top Reasons for Getting a Thoracic Ultrasound

Ultrasound examination is a valuable method used in the diagnosis of various thoracic (chest) conditions. Thoracic ultrasound is mostly utilized to locate a target organ- or disease-specific condition and is often used as a complement to other imaging, such as chest radiograph, computed tomogram, or magnetic resonance imaging. In this blog, Manhattan pulmonologist Dr. Marc

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What are the Benefits of Nitric Oxide Monitoring for Asthma?

Asthma affects millions of adults and children, causing symptoms when the tissues of the lungs become inflamed. Muscles in the airway contract, causing breathing to become difficult. If you have symptoms that are consistent with asthma, it’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis so that your condition can be appropriately treated. A test known as

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My Doctor Found a Spot On My Lung During a Chest X-Ray: Now What?

If your chest X-ray has revealed a “spot” on your lung, you probably want to know exactly what that means. Your first thought is to wonder what’s causing the spot and how concerned you should be about it. When faced with an abnormal X-ray, patients have many questions and concerns. In this blog, experienced pulmonologist, Dr.

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What to Expect at Your Home Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea in NYC

The phrase “sleep study” makes many people think of someone lying in an uncomfortable bed at a medical facility, hooked up to various machines and trying to sleep while being observed by a doctor or lab technician. It’s an image that certainly seems to be at odds with a typical night’s sleep, and many patients

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pulmonary Function Testing in NYC

A Pulmonary Function Test, also known as a PFT, is a noninvasive test that helps a doctor assess how your lungs are functioning. This type of test has evolved over the years in terms of what’s involved with performing the test and where it can be done. Traditionally, a lab environment was where PFTs were

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What Causes Shortness of Breath & How Can I Find Relief?

Shortness of breath is a troublesome symptom that can understandably cause concern. It can take many forms, ranging from the sensation that breathing is harder than usual, or that you can’t get adequate air, or that you get “winded” and have to pause and catch your breath while performing everyday tasks. When trouble breathing is

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The Advantages of Navigational Bronchoscopy

From a chronic cough, to symptoms indicating interstitial lung disease, to abnormal X-ray findings (sometimes as a result of lung cancer screening), there are a number of reasons why a doctor may order a bronchoscopy. This type of procedure allows your physician to look inside your airway through a video camera, internally examine the lungs for abnormalities,

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Should I Undergo Lung Cancer Screening?

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness for the leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women in the United States. Despite its widespread impact, there are many things that the general population still does not know about lung cancer, its causes and early detection measures. In this

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