Pulmonology & Healthcare Blog - MXBowen
What Causes COPD? - Blog Post

What Causes COPD?

Tags: | Published: 2019/05/15

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, causes respiratory problems that can range from mild to severe. Those who have this condition can manage it with proper treatment. What is COPD? COPD refers to a respiratory disease that causes airflow problems in your lungs. Treating this condition can help you live more comfortably while also lowering […]

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Most Common Signs of Sleep Apnea - Blog Post

Most Common Signs of Sleep Apnea

Tags: , , | Published: 2019/04/10

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by interruptions in breathing while you sleep. These episodes are so brief as they often go unnoticed by the person who is sleeping. Sleep apnea is diagnosed as a sleep disorder and can impact your quality of life due to lack of restful sleep. Over […]

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When is the Best Time to Get a Lung Cancer Screening? - Blog Post

When is the Best Time to Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Tags: , | Published: 2019/03/18

Screenings for lung cancer provide a way to detect this disease early so that you can get started on treatment. Early treatment for this disease can help improve your outcome and lower your risk of having lung cancer spread to other parts of your body or reach more advanced stages. What to Expect from a […]

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What is a Sleep Profiler? - Blog Post

What is a Sleep Profiler?

Tags: , | Published: 2019/02/25

When you suspect that you have a sleep disorder, it’s important to have your sleep quality assessed. The Sleep Profiler provides a more convenient way to assess your sleep in the comfort of your own home. What Is the Sleep Profiler? A Sleep Profiler is a small device that allows you to perform an assessment […]

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Treatment for Chronic Cough - Blog Post

Treatment for Chronic Cough

Tags: | Published: 2019/01/22

Having an occasional cough, such as when you have a cold, is considered normal. When you have a chronic cough, though, it’s important to find out what is causing it, as it helps ensure that you get the treatment you need. Symptoms of a Chronic Cough A chronic cough lasts for at least eight weeks, […]

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What to Expect at a Pulmonary Function Test - Blog Post

What to Expect at a Pulmonary Function Test

Tags: , | Published: 2018/12/17

Pulmonary function tests help doctors diagnose certain diseases and conditions. They also give doctors detailed information on how your lungs function. If you have signs of lung disease or other respiratory problems, your doctor might recommend having a pulmonary test done. Why Are They Done? These tests measure your lung capacity, lung volume, gas exchange, […]

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Why Should I See a Pulmonologist for Sleep Apnea? - Blog Post

Why Should I See a Pulmonologist for Sleep Apnea?

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/11/09

Sleep apnea often brings to mind the picture of someone who stops breathing intermittently throughout the night. A pulmonologist is a doctor who treats heart-related conditions in patients. Your body is a machine that depends on every system to work well with one another, in order to keep your body working properly. When one system […]

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What Does a Spot on My X-Ray Mean? - Blog Post

What Does a Spot on My X-Ray Mean?

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/10/15

One of the scariest things you can hear is that your doctor has found a spot on your lung x-ray. While having a spot on your lungs is not the normal state of things, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have lung cancer or another fatal disease. While having something fatal is a possibility, the chances […]

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When Should I Consult a Pulmonologist? - Blog Post

When Should I Consult a Pulmonologist?

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/09/12

If you’re experiencing shortness of breath, a chronic cough, unexplained weight loss, or consistently have trouble sleeping, you may have a pulmonary condition requiring a specialist called a pulmonologist. What Do Pulmonologists Treat? Pulmonologists treat medical conditions such as bronchitis, COPD, and sleep apnea. They also do testing to find the causes of symptoms involving […]

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Why Do I Have Trouble Breathing? - Blog Post

Why Do I Have Trouble Breathing?

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/08/21

Feeling short of breath after jogging up a couple of flights of stairs can be perfectly normal. Yet, many times shortness of breath comes on suddenly with a variety of other symptoms that could signal you have a serious underlying condition that requires prompt medical care. Causes of Shortness of Breath Also called dyspnea, shortness […]

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