The prevalence and severity of asthma rise when estrogen levels climb and testosterone levels fall. Here’s what one doctor’s research reveals about lung function and the sex hormones.
What exactly happens when food or drink goes down your windpipe instead of your esophagus? Pulmonologist Bohdan Pichurko, MD, explains this phenomenon, known as aspiration.
You’re not imagining it! If you have hay fever, certain foods can make your mouth or throat itch or tingle. Allergist Martin Smith, MD, explains this phenomenon called oral allergy syndrome, or food-pollen syndrome.
If you have sarcoidosis, getting evaluated and starting treatment as soon as possible can lessen the likelihood this inflammatory disease will cause permanent damage. Pulmonologist Daniel A. Culver, DO, explains what you need to know.
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A new study shows even light smokers can develop deadly lung diseases such as emphysema and COPD. Pulmonologist Humberto Choi, MD, explains the findings.
Think your house is free of the eight most common allergens: cat, dog, cockroach, mouse, rat, mold and two types of dust mites? There’s a 99 percent chance you’re wrong. Allergist Sandra Hong, MD, explains.
Do cats or pollen make you sneeze and cough? When symptoms affect both your nose and your lungs, you may have allergic asthma. Learn how to manage it.
Wondering if a lung transplant can cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or severe asthma? Tap or click for the answer.
It’s critical to know what to do if you see signs of an allergic reaction. Most cases are mild, but some reactions are life-threatening, so you may need to act quickly.
Is flower pollen a major factor in causing seasonal allergy symptoms? Tap or click to reveal the answer.