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 Your Cardiologist Would Want You to Know About Heart Failure
On average, a human heart beats more than 3,600 times per hour. (At least once per second.) So it’s no surprise that this hard-working muscle is susceptible to problems over time. Everyone knows about heart attacks, but there is a lot of confusion about congestive heart failure – mostly because Read More
5 Signs It’s Time to See a Pulmonary Doctor
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
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
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
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