Posts Categorized: Pulmonology

What is a Pulmonologist

The respiratory system is in charge of providing oxygen to the body’s cells, and pulmonology is the area of medicine that focuses on the respiratory system’s health. Pulmonologists can treat a variety of conditions in both men and women. Here are the basics you need to know, including when you might need to see a... Read more »

What Happens to Your Body During an Asthma Attack?

Asthma is a condition that causes the airways to narrow, swell and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. An asthma attack is the sudden worsening of these symptoms, causing the muscles around the airways to tighten and constrict air flow. Symptoms of an Asthma Attack As the muscles... Read more »

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis

An acute upper respiratory infection (URI) is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits and missed days at work or school. This condition, which includes the common cold, can be caused by several different sources. There are multiple types of URIs and ways to treat and prevent them. Types of URIs • Common... Read more »

Diseases of the Lungs: Bronchitis

Pulmonology - Diseases of the Lungs: Bronchitis Air and other particles constantly come in and out of the lungs, leaving them vulnerable to many different conditions.  The tubes and compartments used to capture and store air get usage every single day, and this wear-and-tear, with the opportunity for outside agents to make their way into the lungs, puts them at risk. One... Read more »

Diseases of the Lungs: Pneumonia

One of the most well-known conditions that can affect the lungs is pneumonia, a disease most often caused by infection. Pneumonia develops when air sacs in the lungs become inflamed, often causing them to fill with fluid or pus. Pneumonia can cause a number of symptoms and complications, and can range anywhere from moderate to... Read more »

Collapsed Lung

Pulmonology: Collapsed Lung In the medical field, sudden or extreme conditions are some of the toughest to deal with. Things like heart attacks, strokes and certain physical traumas have some of the highest fatality rates of major conditions, mainly because they’re so abrupt and speed of treatment is a huge factor in survival. Another condition like this is... Read more »

What is Emphysema?

What is Emphysema? Like other organs in the body, the lungs are affected by the habits we keep in our daily lives. Everything from what we put in our bodies to the places we live and the air we breathe can have a major impact on lung health and enough negative elements here can create big problems –... Read more »

How to Increase Lung Function

Fiber and Digestion - How to Stay Regular Humans can’t live without oxygen, and this makes the lungs an important part of the body. The lungs are in charge of receiving and holding oxygen until blood from the heart pumps down to spread oxygen to the rest of the body. So, any changes in the lungs' ability to work properly can be a... Read more »

Environmental Toxins that Impact Your Lung Health

Sleep Study FAQ For those in the field of pulmonology, or the study and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs, the state of our environment is a constant consideration. Lung health is impacted by a variety of factors, both controllable and uncontrollable. One of the most important factors is the role toxins play in causing often-serious complications. In... Read more »

Genetics and Cystic Fibrosis

Nephrology - Kidney Location & Structure For most medical conditions, determining risk involves a mix of controllable and uncontrollable factors. People can influence their risk through smart life choices like diet, exercise and healthy habits. In other cases, though, certain risk factors are present at birth or are developed early in life. This phenomenon goes back to genetics, the pieces of... Read more »