Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis? Four Types to Watch

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.

4 Biggest Myths About Your COPD — and How to Cope

It’s a sad fact that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, have trouble doing what connects us to life – they can’t easily breathe. Find four common myths about this condition, as well as tips to cope.

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Is Your LAM Being Misdiagnosed as Asthma?

Often, patients with the rare lung disease LAM are misdiagnosed with asthma or even emphysema. But getting the right diagnosis matters, because definitive LAM treatment is now available.

Can You Reduce Steroid Treatments for Sarcoidosis?

If you have sarcoidosis, your doctor may prescribe steroids at some point during your treatment. Specific types of steroids can treat the symptoms of this inflammatory condition, which often affects the lungs. But steroids are not for everyone. Used long-term, steroids present a long list of potential side effects. That’s why doctors often look for “steroid-sparing” … Read More

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How You Can Help Reach the Right Cystic Lung Disease Diagnosis

If you suffer from ongoing shortness of breath or frequent lung infections, there are many possible culprits — including cysts in your lungs that could lead to cystic lung diseases. The challenge for patients and doctors is to nail down a specific diagnosis. Getting the right treatment depends on it. Doing so is complicated. There … Read More

Is Your Bedding Disrupting Your Breathing?

Every day, you encounter irritants that can harm your lungs. Some are obvious, such as smoking or exposure to car fumes. But did you know that even the bedding in your home can seriously affect your breathing? “Feather duvet lung” is an inflammatory reaction to goose or duck feathers in linens. It’s a form of … Read More