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Dr. Amir Rabbani M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Address: 18300 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems
Zouheir Hanna Elias MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4.05 Average rating 4.05 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 18350 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems
Gordon McGregor, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3.67 Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 18350 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza (flu), asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Henry Yampolsky, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 7301 Medical Center Drive, West Hills, CA 91307
Clinical Interests: lung cancer
Ruth Kavcioglu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 18406 Roscoe Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Diana Lev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 18406 Roscoe Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: asthma
Pamela Davis, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2 Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 18300 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: asthma
Azmi W. Atiya M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 18350 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, lung problems
Dr. Hans F. Schoellhammer MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Address: 15031 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345
Clinical Interests: lung cancer
Dr. Thomas P. Joseph MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 15031 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345
Clinical Interests: lung cancer, lung problems
Christopher Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 18300 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: asthma
Haixin Norman Xu M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 18300 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: nasal obstruction, cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchiectasis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), upper respiratory (nose and throat) infection, emphysema, common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza (flu), asthma, pleurisy
Dr. Brian N. Evans M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 7325 Medical Center Drive, West Hills, CA 91307
Clinical Interests: lung problems
Cindy Yang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2.67 Average rating 2.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 18300 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: asthma
Mandeep Ghuman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 18300 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: asthma
Roderick K. Yasuda M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 18350 Roscoe Bd, Northridge, CA 91325
Clinical Interests: lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, lung problems
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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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