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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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Should I Be Worried about my Shortness of Breath?

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 …

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What Are the Top Causes of Shortness of Breath?

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 …

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What You Can Expect After Undergoing a Thoracic Ultrasound

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 …

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When Should I see a Doctor for My Shortness of Breath?

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 …

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What Causes Shortness of Breath & How Can I Find Relief?

Shortness of breath is a troublesome symptom that can understandably cause concern. It can take many forms, ranging from the sensation that breathing is harder than usual, or that you can’t get adequate air, or that you get “winded” and have to pause and catch your breath while performing everyday tasks. When trouble breathing is …

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