Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, killing more people each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. It often doesn’t cause any symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage and is more difficult to treat. That’s why early detection is crucial to improving survival rates. […]
Asthma can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. You may wheeze or cough, but may not necessarily be doing this when you see your doctor. Fortunately, there’s a test available that, combined with other information, can help confirm the presence of asthma. In this blog, pulmonologist Dr. Marc Bowen of MXBowen Physician P.C., Health & Breathing
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects an estimated 22 million Americans, but around 80 percent of moderate and severe cases are undiagnosed. This lack of diagnosis and treatment means that many people have serious symptoms and have an increased risk of developing several dangerous chronic health issues. In this blog, NYC pulmonologist Dr.
In some cases, it’s perfectly normal to feel out of breath. If you’ve been exercising, for example, or at a high altitude, you may temporarily feel short of breath without necessarily having a reason to be concerned. But if you feel shortness of breath without an obvious reason, it can be a signal that you
If your doctor has recommended a thoracic ultrasound, you may wonder what this procedure involves, why it’s used, and what you can expect afterward. In this blog, NYC pulmonologist, Dr. Marc Bowen, provides answers about thoracic ultrasounds. What is a thoracic ultrasound? A thoracic ultrasound is a non-evasive test that allows your doctor to view
You’ve probably heard about sleep labs, where people go overnight to have a sleep study conducted. The idea of sleeping in an unfamiliar place while you’re wearing monitors probably isn’t very appealing, and it can be inconvenient to pack your bags and be away from home for the night. You may not be familiar with
If your doctor has said that your chest X-ray has revealed a “spot” on your lung, you most likely have some understandable concerns about it. You’re probably wondering if you could have lung cancer. While a spot on the lung – also called a nodule – may be an early warning sign of lung cancer, it’s often
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
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.
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