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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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Treatment for Dyspnea - Blog Post

Treatment for Dyspnea

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/07/17

Shortness of breath might occur from time to time due to a cold, extreme temperatures, high altitude or a vigorous workout. Shortness of breath (dyspnea) outside of these examples can be a sign of a health problem that needs treatment. If you have unexplained shortness of breath, especially if it comes on suddenly and is […]

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What Is a Bronchoscopy? - Blog Post

What Is a Bronchoscopy?

Tags: , | Published: 2018/06/13

A bronchoscopy is a procedure that looks at the inside your lung airways through a bronchoscope tube, via a tiny camera. The tube travels through your nose or mouth, down your throat, into your windpipe, and ends at the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs. Why Would You Need a Bronchoscopy? A bronchoscopy helps find […]

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When Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening? - Blog Post

When Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/05/11

Lung cancer is a form of cancer particularly associated with smoking and with exposure to certain airborne pollutants. About 13% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States are for lung cancer. Similar to many forms of cancer – it becomes more likely with age. A lung cancer screening is a diagnostic process is specifically […]

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How to Prepare for a Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation - Blog Post

How to Prepare for a Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation

Tags: , | Published: 2018/04/20

Before you can undergo certain types of surgery, you may need to have a preoperative pulmonary evaluation done by a lung doctor (pulmonologist). An in-depth evaluation is an important step to identifying and enhancing conditions that increase a successful outcome from your surgery. It’s especially essential if you have a complex medical history regarding lung […]

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What to Expect After Undergoing Nitric Oxide Monitoring - Blog Post

What to Expect After Undergoing Nitric Oxide Monitoring

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/03/09

Nitric oxide (NO) amounts in the breath can help determine the source and degree of your breathing issues. By conducting a Nitric Oxide Monitoring test – also known as FeNO – your doctor can quickly identify whether inflammation is present and if asthma might be the underlying source of your symptoms, by measuring the amounts […]

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Top Reasons to See a Pulmonary Doctor - Blog Post

Top Reasons to See a Pulmonary Doctor

Tags: , , | Published: 2018/02/21

What is a Pulmonary Doctor? A pulmonary doctor is a specialist who focuses on treating health issues affecting the lungs. Pulmonary doctors are internal medicine specialists who have augmented their medical training with further work specific to pulmonology. Due to the additional time and effort involved in this qualification, they tend to be highly experienced. […]

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What is Pleurocentesis? - Blog Post

What is Pleurocentesis?

Tags: , , | Published: 2017/12/28

The space between your lungs and the wall of your chest normally contains fluid, but certain conditions can cause this fluid to build up. As a result, you’ll have difficulty breathing, which can also be painful. Your doctor may recommend a procedure called pleurocentesis to help relieve your symptoms or to gather more information. In […]

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What is Bronchial Thermoplasty? - Blog Post

What is Bronchial Thermoplasty?

Tags: , , , | Published: 2017/11/29

Asthma – a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways – can cause frightening symptoms such as breathlessness, coughing, and wheezing. As your airways become inflamed repeatedly over time, your smooth muscle gets thicker in your airway, blocking some of it and making breathing more difficult. Sometimes asthma responds well to medication such as inhaled corticosteroids, […]

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What Symptoms Coincide with Chronic Cough - Blog Post

What Symptoms Coincide with Chronic Cough

Tags: , , | Published: 2017/11/01

A chronic cough can interfere with your life, making it difficult to sleep and function as you normally do. Diagnosing and treating the underlying issue causing your cough can help relieve your symptoms in the long-term. In this blog, Dr. Marc Bowen, NYC pulmonologist with MXBowen, Physician P.C., Health & Breathing Center, explains what symptoms […]

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