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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. Clinical interests for Dr. Garg include sleep disorders, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Garg is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He 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, 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 critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Mohammadi's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammadi accepts. After attending Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. She speaks Persian.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Newton, NJ and Hackettstown, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Nadarajah is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nadarajah's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadarajah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. He 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, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Louis Pupo is a pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Pupo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Pupo's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Pupo is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Fortis, and more. He attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency.

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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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