Asthma

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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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What You Need to Know about a Nitric Oxide Test for Asthma

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 …

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What are the Benefits of Nitric Oxide Monitoring for Asthma?

Asthma affects millions of adults and children, causing symptoms when the tissues of the lungs become inflamed. Muscles in the airway contract, causing breathing to become difficult. If you have symptoms that are consistent with asthma, it’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis so that your condition can be appropriately treated. A test known as …

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