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Respiratory Problems

Respiratory problems can occur because of infection, exposure to extreme environments, or because of other chronic conditions. Chronic respiratory problems can occur because of prolonged exposure to tobacco smoke, asthma, allergies or hereditary reasons. Some respiratory problems include asthma, pneumonia, emphysema and bronchitis.

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By Dr. Priyanka Rajaram
A new diagnosis can leave you with many questions and concerns. To help you from feeling lost, our pulmonary hypertension specialist, Dr. Priyanka Rajaram, answers some of the most frequently asked questions when receiving this diagnosis.
Topics and Subtopics: Respiratory Problems

By Feodor Ung, MD
For many of us, changing seasons often means an increase in stuffy noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, head and/or body aches. It can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing these symptoms whether it is a cold, seasonal allergies or a sinus infection. Board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT), Feodor Ung, MD, shares some of the key differences between colds, allergies and sinus infections as well as treatment options for each.

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
In a given day, one will be exposed to millions of different particles in the air. Air particles come in many different forms such as dust, dirt, smoke and liquid. Due to carbon emissions from cars, industrial facilities, power plants, wildfires and more; air particles can become contaminated resulting in widespread air pollution. Read more to find out how air pollution could harm your health?
Topics and Subtopics: Asthma, General Health & Respiratory Problems

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
We understand receiving a COPD diagnosis can be stressful, and while everyone copes differently, the emotions experienced with a diagnosis are often similar among patients. A few of the most common initial and lingering emotions include panic, depression and anxiety. You are not facing your diagnosis alone, and there are several ways to help combat the negative emotions that may accompany COPD. Create an action plan today.

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
E-cigarettes are being marketed as an alternative to smoking….but are they safe?

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Most people take precautions to cover skin up to protect against frostbite in colder weather. Did you know the cold air can put your lungs and health at risk?

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Ins and outs of Emphysema and its’ causes.
Topics and Subtopics: Respiratory Problems

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Learn all about Pneumonia and who is at risk for developing it.

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Learn about acute bronchitis and how to keep your lungs healthy.
Topics and Subtopics: Respiratory Problems

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Bronchitis comes in two forms—acute and chronic. Chronic bronchitis is the long-lasting form that can impact your daily life. Learn more about chronic bronchitis here.

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