Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking

Smoking cessation represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives. It’s hard to quit smoking, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying a non-smoker, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where… Continue reading

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Community-acquired pneumonia in adults

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 What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is a lung infection that can cause coughing, fever, and trouble breathing. The lung infection is usually caused by bacteria, but it can also be caused by viruses or other germs. Doctors use the term “community-acquired” when a person catches an infection in their daily life, and not from being in… Continue reading

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obesity hypoventilation syndrome

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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) exists when an obese individual (body mass index [BMI] >30 kg/m2) develops awake alveolar hypoventilation (PaCO2 >45 mmHg), which cannot be attributed to other conditions such as pulmonary disease, skeletal restriction, neuromuscular weakness, hypothyroidism, or pleural pathology. Clinical  Manifestations Obesity is the hallmark of OHS (BMI >30 kg/m2) and the prevalence… Continue reading

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Sleep apnea

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Normally during sleep, air moves through the throat and in and out of the lungs at a regular rhythm. In a person with sleep apnea, air movement is periodically diminished or stopped. There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea(OSA)and central sleep apnea. In obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is abnormal because of narrowing… Continue reading

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