If your shortness of breath isn’t caused by exercise or panic, it could be a sign of a heart problem. Cardiologist Michael Faulx, MD, explains when you should worry.
If you have cardiac sarcoidosis it means that inflammation is affecting your heart. The cause of this rare disease is unknown. Find out what we do know about it.
Older obese adults who have a common type of heart failure can improve their ability to exercise without experiencing shortness of breath, a new study suggests.
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.
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Air quality and changing weather can sometimes wreak havoc on your ability to breathe. If you have a chronic lung condition, such as asthma or COPD, you may struggle even more with changing weather conditions. Here are some expert tips to help you breathe easier.
Setting up a humidifier can improve breathing and reduce lung problems. Learn if you need a humidifier and the five types available.
Those who suffer from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may be breathing a little easier. In October 2014, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new drugs for IPF — the first ever produced that can treat this disease. IPF is a scarring or thickening of the lungs that has no known cause. As the scarring … Read More
A new drug is showing significant promise in improving the treatment of heart failure, after a clinical trial showed it lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent compared to the current standard drug treatment. Researchers recently released clinical trial results for the drug, called LCZ696. The data from the clinical trial … Read More
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
Put down that rescue inhaler. People with severe, persistent asthma are breathing easier with a novel treatment called bronchial thermoplasty. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010, the minimally invasive procedure has been gaining media attention as more patients report life-changing results. Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Sumita Khatri, MD, has seen it herself. As … Read More