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Dr. Rakesh K. Garg M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.73 stars (13 ratings)
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Rakesh Garg, who practices in Newton, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garg include sleep disorders, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. In addition to English, Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Garg is professionally affiliated with Newton Hospital 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 M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Mina Mohammadi is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Mohammadi's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. She accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Mohammadi speaks Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Hospital and Hackettstown Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.83 stars (9 ratings)
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Dayaparan Nadarajah's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadarajah honors. For his professional training, Dr. Nadarajah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Nadarajah is affiliated with Newton Hospital and Hackettstown Medical Center.

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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
average rating 4.18 stars (39 ratings)
61 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Pupo is a pediatrician. Dr. Pupo has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, and Newton Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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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