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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage near Nassau Bay, TX.

Majd Alnas MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Majd Alnas' specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Alnas completed his residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Asthma, Bronchoscopy, Chronic Lung Disease, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Biopsy/Surgery, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Joseph Rodney MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
501 Medical Center Boulevard
Webster, TX
(281) 332-7505; (713) 436-7500

Dr. Alan Rodney specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Webster, TX and Pearland, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Rodney is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer

Mr. (Dr.) Ping Sun Chu MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
(713) 790-0888

Dr. Ping Chu is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Chu's clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Chu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Anemia, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Anemia, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Saffana Nilufer Hassan MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1100 Gulf Freeway S; Suite 250
League, TX
(713) 869-4405

Dr. Saffana Hassan's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Hassan studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Immunology


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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.