9 Questions To Ask Your Pulmonologist At Your First Appointment After An Abnormal Chest Scan

If your chest scan came back a little abnormal, your pulmonologist will probably want you to return for another appointment. While the news may be a little worrying, going back for a follow-up appointment after receiving an abnormal chest scan is also the right moment to ask any questions you have about your symptoms and your concerns. By arming yourself with the best possible arsenal to obtain information, you will be better equipped to handle any diagnosis.

The Importance Of A Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program For People With Lung Diseases

Pulmonary rehabilitation is for anyone with experiences chronic breathing problems such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis. The rehabilitative treatment option usually includes exercise training, nutritional counseling, education on your lung disease and how to manage it, energy-conserving techniques, breathing strategies, psychological counseling, and/or group support. 

The Difference Between Asthma And COPD

Asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two of the most common kinds of lung disease. Given that the main symptoms for both of them are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, it’s often difficult to identify which condition you have. Despite their similarity in symptoms, both Asthma and COPD have some very distinguishable differences that allow for them to be easily told apart. Read more to learn what those are!


10 Ways Visiting Our Sleep Disorder Center Can Help

Visiting a sleep disorder center or staying overnight for sleep research studies might seem uncomfortable, awkward, or downright annoying, but it a very easy, informative, and beneficial process that can potentially improve your ability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep, as well as diagnose any unknown sleeping disorders that you might be suffering from.

How Cold Weather Causes Trouble For Your Respiratory System

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

5 Sleep Disorders You Probably Didn’t Know About

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.

5 Best and Worst Cities For People With Asthma

Check out the list of top 5 best and worst cities for people who suffer from asthma.  

 Parasomnias 101: Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS)

Exploding head syndrome (EHS) is a type of parasomnia in which person hears extremely loud noises when going to sleep or waking up. Read to learn more. 

5 Tips For Holiday Traveling With A Lung Disease

No matter what your holiday itinerary is, there are 5 major tips you need to follow to make sure your lung condition doesn’t keep you or your family members grounded...

Everything You Need To Know About The Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)

Read to find out the purpose of each pulmonary fiction test prescribed and feel comfortable discussing pulmonary fiction tests with your doctor.

5 Things We Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a unique holiday for Pulmonary Associates of Brandon, so we would like to share 5 special things we are particularly thankful for this Thanksgiving:

Parasomnias 101: Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (SRED)

Many people don’t know that the urge to binge-eat at night may signal a sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) that can be very dangerous for your overall health. To learn more, read further. 

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms: What You Should Pay Attention To

If bronchitis persists, it’s known as chronic bronchitis, a serious pulmonary condition. Read more for an overview of the main symptoms of chronic bronchitis and what you should pay attention to.

Choosing The Most Comfortable Pillow, And How It Impacts Your Pulmonary Health

Most people don’t know that investing in a pillow that supports healthy sleep posture is just as important as choosing the right mattress. Read to learn more.

Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Asthma: The Main Differences

Today we’ll walk you through two asthma types (extrinsic and intrinsic) and explore the similarities and differences between them.

A Chronic Cough: Whether To See A Specialist

A chronic cough might not seem like such an inconvenience, but often it’s an indicator of a more serious underlying condition. Read more to learn more about chronic cough. 

Walking You Through A Night In A Sleep Study

When you have troubles with snoring, waking up frequently, or are tired when you get up in the morning, you are a perfect fit for a sleep study. If you’re wondering what sleep study involves and why you need to have one at all, read further. 

Sleep Disorders 101: Parasomnias

The sad fact is that many of us have one type of parasomnia or another without even knowing it. Parasomnias include irregular physical or verbal activities and can be disruptive to both the person experiencing parasomnias and the bed partner.