One of the scariest things you can hear is that your doctor has found a spot on your lung x-ray. While having a spot on your lungs is not the normal state of things, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have lung cancer or another fatal disease. While having something fatal is a possibility, the chances […]
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,
If you have a chronic cough, shortness of breath, or other breathing issues, your doctor may suggest pulmonary function testing to measure how well your lungs are working. In this blog, New York City pulmonologist Dr. Marc X. Bowen of MX Bowen, Physician P.C., Health & Breathing Center explains what’s involved in pulmonary function testing.
Healthy adults take about 30,000 breaths a day, and most of the time, it takes no conscious effort and you don’t even pay attention to it. When you experience shortness of breath (dyspnea), however, it can be worrisome and leave you wondering what’s wrong. In this blog, New York City pulmonologist Dr. Marc Bowen of
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
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