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What Might Cause Shortness of Breath?

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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What Causes Sleep Apnea?

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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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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