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Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed works as an adult pulmonologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include lung surgery, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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Dr. Rupali Narendra Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Rupali Kadakia's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kadakia is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kadakia completed a residency program at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda C Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, primary care, and geriatric health. Dr. Porter-Tucci is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Porter-Tucci is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Maria Melita Palasi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Maria Palasi sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Palasi at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palasi is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerteisen's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Mahendra G Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Jain practices general internal medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Jain has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jain's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Tram Huynh Tran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Tram Tran is a family practice physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include primary care, obesity, and diabetes. Patients gave Dr. Tran an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tran welcomes new patients.

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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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