Patient Education

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease & the COLD!

December 7, 2017

When suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cold weather can bring out the worst of symptoms. It is no surprise to people who suffer from COPD that cold weather brings about fatigue and shortness of breath. Symptoms become extremely aggravated during bouts of cold weather. Dramatic changes in the respiratory system begin to take place, and what many who experience respiratory illness fail to […]

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October 22, 2017

Pneumonia is an inflammation in the lungs, caused by infection. A diagnosis can usually be based on a chest x-ray and other clinical tests. Depending on whether the infection is bacterial, fungal, viral, microbacterial, or parasitic will be the determining factor for treatment. The most common age for pneumonia in adults is 30 years and older. An estimated 2 to 3 million people in the […]

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Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment

September 26, 2017

Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH) may help relieve some symptoms and slow the progression of the disease, but as of right now, pulmonary hypertension (PH) has no cure. Depending on what type of pulmonary hypertension you have, and how severe it is, will determine which treatment is best for you. PH is treated with procedures, medication and other types of therapies.

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August 14, 2017

Blood clots: Sluggish blood flow increases the risk of developing blood clots. High blood pressure in the lungs: Unlike normal high blood pressure, this condition is different because it only affects your lung’s arteries. It begins when the smallest arteries and capillaries are compressed by scar tissue, causing increased resistance to blood flow in your lungs. This creates pressure within the pulmonary arteries and the […]

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Understanding what causes scar tissue in the lungs-

July 19, 2017

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) causes scar tissue to grow inside of your lungs. The scar tissue is thick, almost like a scar you would get on your skin, after an abrasion or cut. When you take a breath in, oxygen is supposed to move through small air sacs, into your bloodstream. If you have IPF, the scar tissue doesn’t allow that to happen as it […]

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Running for Pulmonary Health

June 19, 2017

  Physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle represents high prevalence and public health concerns in developed and developing countries. Regular exercise has a favorable influence on the pulmonary systems, functions. Exercise when performed regularly has beneficial effects on various systems, in the body. Current studies have shown that there is a positive relationship between run training and pulmonary function in healthy young people. The improvements […]

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May 15, 2017

Pulmonary Fibrosis (lung scarring) can occur for multiple reasons. Exposure to environmental pollutants and certain medicines could cause this disease. Inorganic dust (metal dust and silica) and organic dust (animal proteins and bacteria) are examples of environmental pollutants.   There are certain antibiotics, heart medications, and both chemotherapy medications that can cause pulmonary fibrosis.   In a lot of cases, the cause of lung scarring […]

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Respiratory Facts-

April 17, 2017

Facts About the Respiratory System: The word “lung” originated in 13th century Europe, meaning “light,” referring to the weight of the organ and it’s considerably small size. The average person takes between 12 and 15 breaths, in a minute. A newborn baby takes between 30 and 60 breaths in a minute. Leaving room for your  heart, your left lung is smaller than your right lung. […]

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Symptoms of COPD

March 8, 2017

COPD- Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, is a lung disease with symptoms that can be characterized by a constant obstruction of airflow, to the lung. This obstruction may interfere with normal breathing and may not be reversible. Symptoms of COPD, but are not limited to,  Wheezing Fatigue Chronic coughing Shortness of breath during regular, daily activity Chronic respiratory […]

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Pulmonary Embolism

February 15, 2017

A Pulmonary Embolism is a blockage that happens suddenly in a lung artery. Usually the blockage is caused by a blood clot that travels up from the leg, to a vein in the lung. Anytime a clot forms, anywhere in the body and travels throughout the bloodstream to another part of the body, it is called an embolus. Serious conditions can be caused by pulmonary […]

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