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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hospital 4th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Puchalski practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. Before completing his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Puchalski attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puchalski accepts. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Puchalski welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
330 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Abeel Mangi is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Mangi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mangi trained at Columbia University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mangi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Aorta ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Greenwich, CT. Dr. Stitelman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For his residency, Dr. Stitelman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Stitelman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.
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