Questions to Ask when Seeing a Pulmonologist for the First Time

Everyone who has had struggles with chest related or respiratory tract illnesses understand the vitality of being in touch with their pulmonologist.Communicating efficiently with your doctor gets easier as you move further but your first experience might not feelas natural as you would want, especially if you are unprepared for the occasion. Who is a … Continue reading “Questions to Ask when Seeing a Pulmonologist for the First Time”

Six Unspoken Benefits of Joining a COPD Support Group

 COPD is a parent name for a class of diseases that affect the lungs through a blockage of airflow and other breathing-related challenges. Symptoms of COPD range from shortness of breath, frequent coughs, and wheezing to excess phlegm, mucus, or sputum production. COPD is caused by constant exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollutants, and smoking. … Continue reading “Six Unspoken Benefits of Joining a COPD Support Group”

Walking Pneumonia: What it is and how to manage it

It is estimated that every year, roughly 1 million adults in the United States are hospitalized for pneumonia. Walking pneumonia is simply pneumonia that isn’t severe enough to cause hospitalization and bed rest. Caused by a bacteria called Mycoplasma pneumonia, the symptoms of walking pneumonia are mild and are way easier to treat and manage … Continue reading “Walking Pneumonia: What it is and how to manage it”

Lung Cancer Risks Myths vs. Facts

Is smoking the only cause of lung cancer? No, it’s not the only cause. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about the causes of lung cancer. The leading cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. That is,you risk lung cancer when you smoke cigarettes regularly. However, even people who do not smoke can get lung cancer … Continue reading “Lung Cancer Risks Myths vs. Facts”

Celebrating Clean Air Month: Thing To Note

Air pollution is one of the major problems in our world today. From global warming to pulmonary diseases, air pollution could become more ravaging if we do not step up and play our roles to prevent the further pollution of our ecosystem. While trying to protect our planet should be a lifestyle, the Clean Air … Continue reading “Celebrating Clean Air Month: Thing To Note”

How You Can Help Someone Having An Asthma Attack

Do you know anyone who has asthma? Have you ever seen them have an asthma attack? What did you do to help them? Whether you can answer those questions or not, one thing is clear: asthma attacks can be fatal if they are not promptly and properly attended to. If you ever happen to be … Continue reading “How You Can Help Someone Having An Asthma Attack”

How To Tell The Difference Between Common Colds And Allergies

Since their symptoms are quite similar, common colds and allergies are usually mistaken for each other. Some of these symptoms include fatigue, runny nose, and fatigue. In this article, you will learn the difference between the common cold and allergies. What Are Allergies? An allergy is a disorder of the immune system which makes the … Continue reading “How To Tell The Difference Between Common Colds And Allergies”

6 Things To Note Before Seeing A Pulmonologist

Pulmonology is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing and treating any complications that might occur in any part of the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in this field and is qualified and responsible for treating patients that have complications with any part of their respiratory system. If you experience … Continue reading “6 Things To Note Before Seeing A Pulmonologist”

7 Signs of Critical Respiratory Tract Infection

Respiratory tract infections (also called RTIs) are infections of parts of the body involved in breathing. More often than not, RTIs get better without treatment. However, you may need to see a lung doctor specialist in some cases. Types of Respiratory Tract Infections There are 2 types of RTIs: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI) and … Continue reading “7 Signs of Critical Respiratory Tract Infection”

Frequently Asked Questions about Bronchitis

What is bronchitis? Bronchitis is inflammation of the lining tubes (called Bronchial tubes) that carry air to and from the lungs which cause discomfort during breathing. Are there types of bronchitis? Yes. They are grouped into two: Acute and Chronic bronchitis. Acute Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis lasts for a few days (about five to ten days). … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions about Bronchitis”