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Breathe Easy: Five Pulmonary Disorders that Could be Harming Your Health

Breathe Easy: Five Pulmonary Disorders that Could be Harming Your Health

by Gianina (SU)
Did you know the average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute? Our lungs have a big responsibility so if they are compromised by injury or disease, it can be detrimental.

Pulmonary Diseases and Pregnancy

Pulmonary Diseases and Pregnancy

by Holly (SU)
If you have a lung disease, becoming pregnant can lead to complications for you and your baby.

Three Unhealthy Bed Time Sleep Mistakes

Three Unhealthy Bed Time Sleep Mistakes

by Holly (SU)
We have all heard that getting a good night’s sleep directly impacts how we feel during the day. If you have insomnia, or even sleep poorly for just one night, you will probably feel it the next day.

Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension Not to be Ignored

Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension Not to be Ignored

by Stephanie Meadows
The pulmonary artery carries blood from the heart to the lungs, where it gets oxygenated. It is a low-pressure blood vessel with an average pressure between 8 and 20 mmHg. If the resting average blood pressure in the pulmonary artery increases to more than 25 mmHg, pulmonary hypertension is present. Blood pressure in other parts of the body may be normal or even low.

Preparing for a Bronchoscopy

Preparing for a Bronchoscopy

by Stephanie Meadows
Bronchoscopy is a procedure performed by a pulmonologist (lung specialist) that allows them to view lungs and air passages to investigate and diagnose a lung problem. A pencil-thin, flexible fiber-optic tube (bronchoscope) with a camera and light attached is inserted into the lungs via nose or mouth, and throat. The doctor examines the respiratory system - larynx, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles.