Depending on your healthcare insurance coverage, you may be able to go straight to a pulmonologist without needing to see your general practitioner first for a referral. After all, there are certain indicators that make it clear that a visit to a lung doctor is in order. The following signs and 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
What is a Pulmonologist and What Do They Treat?
Pulmonology is a specialty of medicine that focuses on respiratory health. It aims to diagnose, treat, and prevent medical conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract. Pulmonologists undergo the same training as internists, but they are also specially trained to focus on pulmonology, Read More
Trouble Sleeping? There’s a Long-Term Solution for You
Sleep deprivation and insomnia are much more serious than many people believe. Not getting enough sleep will affect your mental, emotional, and physical health. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, it may have something to do with your lungs and/or breathing habits. If you Read More
When to See a Pulmonologist
We all know the feeling of being winded or short of breath. It can happen when you exercise, play a pickup basketball game with your kids or friends, or even jog up a flight of stairs. But if you experience breathing issues that cause light-headedness or dizziness, it can be a sign of something Read More
Questions to Ask your Pulmonologist
A pulmonologist is a lung specialist who focuses on the treatment of disease and conditions of the lung and respiratory system. Pulmonology also includes some sub-specialties such as obstructive lung disease, sleep related breathing disorders, lung transplant specialists, interstitial lung Read More
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension, or PAH is high blood pressure within the heart and lung system. Think of the heart as a two-sided pump with four chambers (two upper chambers called atriums and two lower chambers called ventricles). Every day the heart continuously feeds a closed system of blood vessels to Read More
What is a Pulmonologist?
A pulmonologist is a physician that specializes in conditions of the lung and respiratory tract including the throat, sinuses, nose, windpipe, or trachea, and sometimes conditions that affect the heart or other structures closely related to the respiratory system. The word pulmonology, comes from Read More
Chest Pain: What Could It Mean?
Most people automatically think of heart diseases when they think of chest pain, however, the truth is that chest pain can be caused by several different conditions - a lot of which do not stem from the heart. While it is extremely important to visit a doctor as soon as you start developing pain in Read More