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Nitric Oxide Monitoring for Asthma

If you have asthma, you know exactly how bothersome it can be and how it impacts your overall quality of life. When trying to find effective treatments, you may find yourself working with a pulmonologist or lung doctor, such as Dr. Marc Bowen, to get a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options. While there are …

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How is asthma diagnosed?

If you have conditions like asthma, your airways are always inflamed. This means they’re always slightly swollen and sensitive. Asthma attacks happen when this inflammation gets worse and the airways narrow, making it difficult to breathe. It is essential you work with a doctor if you suspect you have asthma to get a definitive diagnosis …

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Do You Have an Asthma Plan in Place?

Asthma is a well-known condition that can begin in childhood and affect a person throughout their lifetime. The chronic condition is characterized by inflammation in the body’s breathing passages. This inflammation and swelling in the bronchial tubes that deliver air to the lungs can make it difficult to breathe. Understandably, an asthma attack can induce …

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Could You Have Undiagnosed Asthma?

When we think of asthma, we may picture a child using an inhaler or coughing uncontrollably for a short time. What many people do not realize is that asthma, a condition in which breathing is more difficult than it should be, often first shows up in adulthood. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the lungs. …

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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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How Do I Know If I Have Asthma?

Diagnosing asthma is not something you can do by yourself. It requires a visit to your physician or pulmonologist to determine for sure, but there are symptoms of asthma that you should be aware of. And if you do experience these asthma symptoms, you should check in with your physician. Asthma Symptoms You Should Know …

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What Causes COPD?

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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How to Prepare for a Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation

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

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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