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Sleep apnea is a form of Sleep Disordered Breathing.  It is a very common disorder where you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep which causes your oxygen level to decrease. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue and can occur 5.. read more →

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive inflammatory lung disease. It causes obstructed airflow from the lungs leading to large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. COPD is most often caused by smoking. It can also be caused by long-term exposure to lung irritants such as air pollution or dust… read more →

Bronchiectasis causes the airways to slowly lose their ability to clear out mucus which in turn builds up, allowing bacteria to grow. It can cause coughing, abnormal chest sounds and chest pain. Bronchiectasis can be treated with medications, physical therapy or surgery if there is bleeding or if it is only in one part of.. read more →

A cough that lasts longer than eight weeks or longer in adults and four weeks in children is considered chronic. Pinpointing the cause of a chronic cough can be difficult, but the most common causes include tobacco use, asthma and postnasal drip. After treating the underlying problem, the cough typically goes away in most patients… read more →

Autoimmune lung diseases, also known as interstitial lung disease, is a group of lung disorders where the deep lung tissues become inflamed and then damaged. The inflammation and damage affects a patient’s ability to breathe. The damage caused by autoimmune lung disease can be irreversible, but some medications can slow the damage. What are autoimmune.. read more →

Atelectasis is the complete or partial collapse of a long or a lobe of a lung. It is one of the most common breathing complications after surgery. What is atelectasis? Atelectasis is a complete or partial collapse of a lung and develops when the alveoli, or tiny air sacs, within the lung become deflated. This.. read more →

Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity is induced after the long-term use of the FDA-approved drug Amiodarone, a medicine used to control rapid heartbeat that starts in the lower chamber of the heart. Symptoms may include progressive dyspnea, dry cough and pleuritic chest pain. Once a patient is diagnosed with Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity, they should stop taking Amiodarone.. read more →

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic condition that causes liver disease and lung disease. Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a protein that is mostly produced in the liver. It helps to protect the lungs from neutrophil elastase, an enzyme that normally digests damaged or aging cells and bacteria to promote healing. Normally, alpha-1 antitrypsin trap and.. read more →

Pulmonary hypertension is a progressive, quickly advancing disease. Currently there is no cure and, if left untreated, it can be life threatening. In fact, pulmonary hypertension can occur at any age and heart failure is common as the disease progresses. Luckily, it can be treated. What is Pulmonary Hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension is a specific type.. read more →

Did you know it’s been proven the survival rate for lung cancer is higher the earlier it’s detected? At stage one, the average 5-year survival rate is about 45 to 50 percent according to The American Cancer Society. The percentage drops to one percent once the patient reaches stage four. Although 50 percent of current.. read more →