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.
If you’ve never been to see a pulmonologist before, it would be wise to prepare yourself for the initial appointment with a list of these questions to ask your doctor.
Taking care of your lungs is easy and simple; there are a number of ways to improve your lung functioning in your everyday life.
An abnormal chest x-ray could show an enlarged heart, fluid in the lungs, air pockets, pneumonia, among other things. Let's take a closer look at what an abnormal chest x-ray might mean.