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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

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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.

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.

What is Sarcoidosis?

What is Sarcoidosis?

by Natalie (SU)
Have you or someone you know been recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis? You may never have heard of this illness before because it affects only about 0.02% of the population. In fact, many people that have sarcoidosis either don’t know they do because they have no symptoms, or it is found in an X-ray that is taken for a completely unrelated matter. The disease itself consists of nodules caused by inflammation in the lungs, as well as other organs in the body. While there are some common symptoms usually involving a person’s lungs, the specific organs affected by the disease will determine which symptoms will appear. To understand how this illness might affect you or a loved one, it helps if you know what sarcoidosis is, what causes it, and what the symptoms and treatments might be.