Shortness of Breath

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What Might Cause Shortness of Breath?

Feeling winded. Shallow breathing. Difficulty breathing. These sensations can be alarming. People often fear that shortness of breath indicates lung or heart disease. Those are more serious concerns but they aren’t the only reason a person may be short of breath. Here we discuss a few other reasons it may be hard to breathe. Allergies …

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How To Improve Lung Capacity

Shortness of breath, also called dyspnea, can be very disconcerting. It can happen for a number of reasons, but one way to help improve dyspnea is to improve your lung capacity. Improving your lung capacity has benefits beyond just better breathing. Improved lung capacity can increase your exercise tolerance, increase the oxygenation of your blood, …

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Symptoms of Emphysema

Emphysema is a chronic condition that can lead to lung damage and other complications. Having this condition diagnosed and treated can help reduce these risks. What is Emphysema? Emphysema is a condition that causes damage to air sacs in your lungs. These air sacs have difficulty allowing fresh air to get into your lungs when …

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When Should I Consult a Pulmonologist?

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?

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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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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Top Reasons to See a Pulmonary Doctor

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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