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5 Factors That Put You at Risk for COPD Jan 12th, 2022

If you’re a smoker, you’re putting your lungs in danger with every puff. A burning cigarette generates more than 7,000 harmful chemicals, which weaken your lung tissue, lower your ability to fight off infection, narrow your airways, and inflame and destroy your air sacs.  Our board-certified team here at California...

How You Can Know Your Blood Oxygen Levels Dec 2nd, 2021

As many as 14 out of every 100 adults, or an estimated 34 million in the US, are currently smoking, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, around 16 million people are living with a smoking-related illness. Smoking has the power to exacerbate the severity...

Are You Suffering From These Signs of Pulmonary Hypertension? Nov 8th, 2021

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common medical problem, affecting about half of all adults in the United States. This type of hypertension is sometimes called systemic hypertension because it refers to the blood flow throughout your entire body.  But systemic hypertension isn’t the only kind of hypertension you can...

Non-Smoking Causes of COPD Oct 12th, 2021

A chronic, debilitating lung condition, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans, occurring most often in people who smoke or who have a history of smoking. Typically, COPD develops over time as tobacco smoke and chemicals slowly damage lung tissues, changing the way...

Asthma: Why seeing a Pulmonologist rather than just an Allergist is Important Sep 6th, 2021

Asthma is a common respiratory condition with a long recorded history. Today, it’s estimated that about 25 million people in the US are living with asthma, and the symptoms can be dire, if the condition isn’t properly managed. Part of proper asthma management is making sure that you have a...

Impact of Marijuana Usage on the Lungs Aug 19th, 2021

The perception of cannabis use has shifted dramatically over the last decade. From the vice of social outcasts to a treatment for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, the use of cannabis has also changed, too. Cannabis is a plant that has been around and in use for various purposes for centuries,...

What You Should Know About Vaping-Induced Lung Injury Jul 14th, 2021

Cigarette manufacturers have been under fire for decades as they promote dangerous products that pose serious health risks. When vapes and e-cigarettes came along, many believed that these devices would provide a safer alternative, which has been anything but true.  In fact, there’s a name for the damage these products...