Nosebleeds are a common occurrence, especially during the dry, cold-weather months. It only takes a small irritation or a case of the common cold to trigger a nosebleed. If you find you are having frequent nosebleeds,... Read More
Chest pain after smoking and overall chest tightness are common side effects of smoking. The body is not meant to inhale a lit substance for any extended period of time.
In the end, the body will push back in different ways. Whether you are a lon... Read More
Gasping for air can be a terrifying experience, and if you have asthma or other respiratory conditions, you can fully appreciate this scary situation. As it can happen suddenly, would you know how to stop wheezing without inhaler assistance?
Whee... Read More
The dog days of summer are long and hot. And normally, I’d love it, but last weekend I was sofa-bound due to a minor surgery. Forced to spend the weekend inside my top floor apartment with the sun beating down.
Thankfully, I had the air condition... Read More
There are many medical conditions you may have heard of and don’t know what they are, like hypercapnia, for example.
What is hypercapnia? This condition is the result of having too much carbon dioxide (Co2) in your blood. It could mean nothing, or ... Read More
Our lungs receive the top award for being one of the hardest working components of our body. Without much effort for most people, the lungs expand and contract up to 20 times each minute to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen.
An obstruction of this p... Read More
There are plenty of problems associated with air pollution, ranging from the natural environment to your health. And although a smoggy day can lead to trouble breathing and increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke in those with risk factors, it... Read More
A common scenario in the doctor’s office might play out as follows: a sore throat sends you to the doctor, and you want to know what’s going on.
The doctor asks you to open your mouth, and they take a look in there with a tongue depressor.
Most o... Read More