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Dr. Rakesh K Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Rakesh Garg is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garg include sleep disorders, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Garg has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garg takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Garg (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Mina Mohammadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Mina Mohammadi is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing her residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Mohammadi attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohammadi include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Mohammadi is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Dayaparan Nadarajah specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Newton, NJ and Hackettstown, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nadarajah's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Nadarajah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
61 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Pupo's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Pupo takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pupo is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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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