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Dealing with Fatigue and Chest Pain? You Might Have Pectus Excavatum

When you feel pain in your chest, your whole body goes on alert. And, of course, your mind starts racing with thoughts of heart attacks and hospitals. Add extreme fatigue to the mix and you know something’s wrong — but what? If you’re thinking pectus excavatum, you might be right. Getting to the bottom of these alarming […]

Signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

It’s easy to imagine what would happen if your throat was blocked and you suddenly couldn’t get any air in your lungs. If you’ve ever choked on a piece of food, you know this terrifying sensation. It’s the same with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), except it’s your arteries that are blocked. Responsible for carrying blood from your […]

Can I Get Emphysema If I Never Smoked?

You may think of emphysema as a smoker’s disease, and you’d be largely right. Most cases of this lung condition are directly related to smoke from cigarettes, cigars, marijuana, pipes, and other similar sources. But just because smoking accounts for the lion’s share of emphysema cases, doesn’t mean that abstaining from cigarettes makes you immune.  Our team […]

4 Myths About COPD: There’s Treatment and Help

Think of your lungs as two balloons. When they’re healthy, they expand just like latex balloons at a birthday party. But diseased lungs lose their elasticity and can’t function at their peak performance.  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for that condition, and it comes in two varieties. Chronic bronchitis is when your […]