Understanding Bronchitis

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which are the passages that carry air into the lungs.  Acute bronchitis Acute bronchitis may cause cough, headache, fatigue, sore throat, or chest discomfort.  You may also cough up mucus—this is called a productive cough.  Acute bronchitis usually develops from a respiratory virus like the […]

Sleep Apnea and COVID-19

Sleep apnea is a fairly common condition in which people stop breathing for seconds or even up to a minute when they are sleeping. This can lead to snoring or to noticeable catches in breathing which a spouse or roommate may notice. Often, people who live alone don’t even know that they have sleep apnea. […]

Smoking & COVID-19: Another Reason Not to Smoke

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. The CDC estimates that 34.2 million U.S. adults currently smoke cigarettes. That’s over 32 million Americans who are at an increased risk for premature death — smoking kills. Smoking also increases your […]

What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

Hypertension refers to high blood pressure. Pulmonary hypertension refers specifically to high blood pressure in the blood vessels leading from the heart to your lungs. Various health conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension (PH). Pulmonary hypertension must be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. What is pulmonary hypertension? Normally, the blood pressure in the arteries […]

What Is a Pollen Count, and Why Am I Sneezing?

Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Some of these allergy sufferers only experience symptoms seasonally. If you have seasonal allergies, or hay fever, it’s important to know the cause of the […]

Is Vaping Safe?

There are still many who believe that e-cigarettes, and other vaping devices, are a safe alternative to smoking. While vapes and e-cigarettes are still relatively new, there is growing evidence that these products are not harmless, and are more dangerous than people realize. Vaping isn’t harmless It’s not just steam, or water vapor, and flavorings. […]

What You Should Know About Indoor Air Quality

How much of your day is spent indoors? Let’s say that you get eight hours of sleep each night and you spend eight hours in the office — that’s two-thirds of your day. Once you add the time spent getting ready for the day, cooking and eating meals, doing necessary chores, and spending time with […]

10 Fast Facts for World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization has sponsored World No Tobacco Day since 1987. While the number of people who smoke cigarettes and use tobacco is decreasing, cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. There are still 34 million American adults who still choose to smoke. Here are ten […]

Recognizing Asthma Signs and Symptoms in Adults

You can develop asthma as an adult or a child. Adults don’t always recognize their asthma signs and symptoms, however. One of the reasons that it’s difficult to identify asthma in adults is because people tend to think of asthma as a childhood disease. Asthma at any age can be dangerous. Make sure you realize […]

Can You Rely on Home Remedies for Breathing Problems?

It’s normal to feel breathless or winded from physical exertion. Physical activity and exercise will take your breath away. Even carrying heavy objects or climbing a few flights of stairs can leave you trying to catch your breath. It isn’t normal, however, to have difficulty breathing while you’re physically inactive. Talk to a doctor before […]