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Can I Fix Sleep Apnea on My Own?

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?

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

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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Humidity Can Impact Your Lungs

If you live in a humid climate like New York, the hot and humid climate may make you feel like you can’t catch your breath. But does humidity really impact your breathing, or does it just feel that way? When it is very hot and humid outside, your lungs must work harder to draw in …

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Do I Need Nitrous Oxide Monitoring?

While not every person with asthma needs nitrous oxide monitoring, the test results can quickly provide an indication of inflammation in the lungs and allow for a more precise treatment to minimize asthma symptoms. This non-invasive breathing test, also called a FeNO test, can be performed in office and results are available immediately. WHAT IS …

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How to Prepare for a Pleurocentesis

A pleurocentesis, also known as a pleural effusion treatment or thoracentesis, is a procedure that is performed to remove excess fluid from the lungs. It can be used to treat certain conditions or to help Dr. Bowen diagnose your condition. The fluid extracted during the procedure can be analyzed by a lab to provide further …

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