Some COVID-19 sufferers experience dangerous drops in blood oxygen and a pulse oximeter can monitor that. But misunderstanding how to use it could be dangerous.
The warning signs that respiratory illness has become serious can be subtle and easy to discount. Here’s what indicates you need emergency help.
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised fears about being on a ventilator. Here’s what it means…plus tips should that unlikely but daunting prospect arise.
Primatene Mist epinephrine inhaler is now ozone-safe, FDA-approved and back on the market—but a dangerous choice for people with asthma. Here’s why.
More than two dozen widely used drugs can lead to shortness of breath or some other lung problem. Here are the ones to check…
Flavorings added to e-cigarettes makes vaping even worse for your lungs—raising risk for various lung diseases and possibly lung cancer.
Despite best efforts, you’re now sidelined with the flu. Take these quick steps to speed the journey to feeling better.
For severe COPD, multi-drug treatment can improve breathing but comes with a dangerous warning.
The risk for this dangerous irregular heartbeat is higher in people with asthma. Here’s what you need to do to help prevent it.
Choking and coughing from inhaling your own saliva can be embarrassing. Is it a sign of something serious? Find out…plus tips that help…
People who clean their homes regularly can suffer lung-function decline similar to that of cigarette smokers. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Perhaps climbing a flight or two of stairs has never really affected your breathing—until now. Or maybe you notice that…
Your lungs are the largest organ in your body—and amazing! Learn what’s normal for them…what’s not…and how to keep them healthy.
If you're prone to bronchitis or pneumonia or have asthma, you may freak out any time someone near you coughs…
Simple ways to help yourself when you just can't catch your breath... If you can't catch your breath, walking, climbing…
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