Respiratory Conditions in Hurricane Season

Respiratory Conditions in Hurricane Season

More than one million people in Florida are affected by asthma. Joseph Scott, Chief of Emergency Medicine at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says if you are an asthmatic, you probably know what your triggers are. “The weather is changing, there is dirt out there, leaves, dust, people with chainsaws, burning issues, so asthma is a […]

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Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension

Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains pulmonary hypertension happens because of the lack of oxygen in your blood. He also says other cause of pulmonary hypertension is when the vessels are thicker than normal and the area where the blood goes through becomes […]

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the Bronchial Thermoplasty Procedure

the Bronchial Thermoplasty Procedure

Dr. Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with South Miami Hospital, says Bronchial Thermoplasty is a way to induce high degrees of thermal energy into the bronchial tubes and shrink the smooth muscle that constricts in the airways. “We use a bronchoscope to go through the nose under some anesthesia. We blow out […]

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Learning about Pulmonary Fibrosis

Learning about Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains pulmonary fibrosis is a spectrum of diseases and it means your lungs have advanced aging significantly. “They are older than what they should be and with more wrinkles. They get less elasticity, less ability to get the […]

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Overview of Pulmonary Rehab

Overview of Pulmonary Rehab

Every patient that presents symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and limitations in their abilities to do things qualifies for pulmonary rehab. Mikki Thompson, Director of Respiratory Services, explains rehab program and which lung conditions they treat.

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Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shortness of breath, dry cough, gradual unintended weight loss, tiredness, aching joints and muscles, and clubbing of tips of the fingers or toes are some of the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says many of these symptoms can happen […]

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Exercise

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Exercise

The goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to show people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) what level of capacity they have left and help them do exercise. Dr. Keith Jamal Robinson, Pulmonologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains how pulmonary rehab reintroduces activity for sedentary people.

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