Frequent nosebleeds or red blood spots on the skin may be signs of a rare blood vessel disorder known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, or HHT. Find out who should be screened.
Being exposed to mold can cause breathing problems, from mild to severe. Get tips for minimizing your risk from running a dehumidifier to using mold-killing bathroom paints.
Pneumonia may be as big a risk factor for heart disease as smoking or diabetes, especially in adults older than 65 who are hospitalized, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Ottawa began tracking the link among nearly 1,300 people who developed pneumonia during the course of the study. Participants ranged in age from … Read More
Fires are cozy, but they can cause lung problems if you have a history of lung disease. From using the right wood to newer inserts, get tips for minimizing your risk.
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If you have been short of breath or having a hard time breathing, tell your doctor if you have a history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. This can help uncover a condition that isn’t identifiable through routine tests. The condition is called chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and it can be difficult to … Read More
Recognizing symptoms of scleroderma early can help you have the best quality of life. Here are answers to 4 common questions about this autoimmune disease.
Doctors and researchers are testing a new procedure that doesn’t involve surgery to help patients with a devastating lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which encompasses a group of conditions, is permanent lung damage that gets worse over time. The two most prevalent forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with … Read More
You can’t change the air quality of the world outside, but you can clear the air in your own home. You probably spend up to 90 percent of your time indoors, says Sumita Khatri, MD, a pulmonologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute. A few small, simple changes can improve your health and breathing in big … Read More
Early detection makes a huge difference when it comes to lung cancer. Our experts weigh in.