A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) changes your life. You will be needing greater support from family, friends, and your doctor, but you will indeed be able to continue enjoying a relatively normal lifestyle. A pulmonologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Read More
What Causes Pulmonary Disease?
A nagging cough, trouble breathing, chest pain and tightness, and coughing up blood – these are all warning signs of pulmonary disease, especially if the symptoms are chronic. Examples of the most common lung diseases include asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), tuberculosis, Read More
How Do Pulmonologists Diagnose Lung Diseases?
There are many lung diseases that impair the function of lungs. A patient with lung disease may experience chest tightness, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms are what often bring patients to a doctor. Examples of lung diseases include asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, COPD, Read More
Problems Caused by Smoking
A lot has been said about smoking and how terrible it is for your health. To make matters worse, smoking not only affects the smoker, but also the people around the smoker, including family members, friends, and co-workers. Smoking harms every organ inside your body -- your lungs, heart, blood Read More
What is COPD and How do you Treat It?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, for short – is a progressive lung disease which, over time, makes it hard to breathe. Every year, more than 120,000 American deaths are related to COPD, with cigarette smoking being the most common cause. However, COPD also includes emphysema and Read More