As winter sets in and the temperature drops, typically, the air becomes drier. And for people with asthma, COPD, or bronchitis this dry air means throat irritation, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Cold weather and respiratory disorders are linked for a few reasons. Let’s look at what those are and how to deal with them
There are a number of sleep disorders that aren’t commonly known to the general public and oftentimes go undiagnosed. Parasomnias, for example, encompass an entire group of sleep disorders that affect people’s ability to fall asleep, remain asleep, or wake up, and there are several parasomnias that are fairly unknown. Here are 5 Parasomnias you’ve probably never heard about.
Whether you’re busy racking up frequent flier miles traveling for work or just enjoy spending your vacation time jet-setting to distant locations, chances are you’ve experienced some jet lag. This is especially common when traveling to different time zones. Every day, millions of travelers struggle against jet lag, one of the most common sleep issues. The good news is some simple behavioral adjustments can help minimize the side effects of jet lag.
As winter sets in and the temperature drops, the air typically becomes drier. And for people with asthma, COPD, or bronchitis this dry air means throat irritation, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Cold weather and respiratory disorders are linked for a few reasons. Let’s look at why and how to deal with it.
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Air travel is stressful at the best of times, but it can be nearly impossible for patients with pulmonary hypertension since traveling at high altitudes can cause a decrease in oxygen level in the blood. For some patients, air travel may be out of the question altogether, but this is not always the case.
Let’s take a look at oxygen therapy, how it works, who needs it, the benefits and why we need it.
Oftentimes it can be difficult to figure out exactly how one condition affects another, and nailing down the particulars of the relationship between diabetes and lung conditions is no exception. However, recent studies have suggested that there is a relationship between the two and that one can impact the other. Learn more about how diabetes impacts your lung health:
Pulmonary critical care, or critical care medicine, is a specialized field of emergency medicine that focuses on patients suffering from injuries and diseases of the respiratory or pulmonary system, which includes the lungs, trachea, diaphragm, and related structures. Critical care pulmonologists are specifically trained to provide life-saving care for patients who are experiencing respiratory issues, such as multi-system failure and other life-threatening situations.
Being aware of your asthma triggers is an important part of assuring yourself a great summer. These could be general asthma triggers, personal asthma triggers, or the asthma triggers that live in your surroundings and bother your symptoms in a small-scale but daily way. Here are 4 of the main summertime asthma triggers that could affect you or your family.
If it's your first visit to a pulmonologist, you should prepare yourself for the appointment following this checklist. To begin, please print and fill out the New Patient Form prior to your first appointment
Thanks to health codes, regulations, and increased medical knowledge, many avoidable cases of asbestosis are prevented but there are still certain professions where asbestos exposure is a potential concern, primarily for demolition workers, firefighters, automobile workers, drywall removers, and asbestos removers.
You may have heard the acronym COPD tossed around without truly knowing what this disease, or rather group of diseases entails. Millions of Americans are affected by COPD, and many of them are not even aware that they have it. If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with COPD, or think you may be suffering from COPD, here is everything you need to know about the condition.
There is actually a big difference between nightmares and night terrors, and it’s easy to tell them apart once you know the symptoms of each, which we will discuss. In addition, we’ve also listed out some tips to help you determine when you should seek medical care for your night terrors.
For many patients with pulmonary hypertension, exercising seems out of the question, but recent studies have shown that not all exercises are as impossible as they may seem for those who want to try them out. According to a recent study, a yoga regimen can be helpful in reducing stress and depression, and improving breathing function.
Our circadian rhythm is also responsible for how awake we feel during the day. This regulatory time clock can sometimes become confused or shift away from the preferred sleep/wake cycle. When this happens, we call the condition a circadian rhythm disorder.
Sleep apnea is a much more serious condition than many realize and can slowly deteriorate a person’s health, eventually causing a complication. One of the biggest dangers of sleep apnea is how it can significantly increase a person’s risk of having a stroke. Here’s everything you need to know about sleep apnea and sleep apnea stroke related incidence.
When traveling to a new time zone, our circadian rhythms are slow to adjust. If you are wondering how to get over jet lag when traveling to new time zones, here are some of the adjustments that you can make to help minimize the symptoms of jet lag.
Generally, sleep talking is considered harmless. Despite this, there are some cases of sleep talking in which medical attention may be advisable.