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Your Heart Is a Machine, Part 2

When speaking previously about Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), one of the causes discussed was damage to the heart. So how exactly does that happen? Unfortunately, long standing coronary artery disease, or CAD, is one of the key factors. CAD occurs when the blood vessels supplying the heart with blood and oxygen are narrowed, often from […]

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Your Heart Is a Machine

Okay, technically your heart is not a machine, but it’s very similar. Your heart is a human pump; and like other pumps, it can break down. One of the most common heart problems is something called Congestive Heart Failure, or CHF. With CHF the heart has been damaged by some type of medical condition and is […]

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Staying Well – No Simple Task!

Do you have a dog? If so, you will both benefit from the walk and you may even make some new friends in the neighborhood. You don’t have to go to a gym or purchase expensive equipment to burn calories and increase your fitness level. No matter how old we are, ideally we want to […]

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Difficulty Breathing? Maybe it’s Asthma.

Asthma – most everyone has heard this term or knows someone who has it, but what exactly is asthma? In lay terms, Asthma is a constriction or narrowing of the airways and an increase in mucus production. As a result, it makes it hard for air to enter and to exit the lungs, causing shortness […]

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Why Do I Feel Short of Breath? (Part 2)

In a prior blog I talked about information to bring to your physician, as well as a preliminary test that may be done to aid in the diagnosis of breathing problems. To continue, there are several other tests that may be done. These are often done based on the results of the physical examination, symptoms […]

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Why Do I Feel Short of Breath? (Part 1)

There are many reasons one can feel short of breath, ranging from participating in vigorous exercise, having some type of lung congestion or blockage, a chronic lung disease, as well as being at a high altitude without enough time to transition from a lower altitude. Obviously, the issues related to exercise and altitude are not […]

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Stop Talking to Keep Breathing

Breathing is an essential part of life, yet we take it for granted. Many times we are not aware of even doing it. For the majority of people, this is the case – until the time when you have a stuffy nose due to a head cold or allergies, or when you have exercised heavily. […]

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