A Pulmonary Function Test or “Breathing Test,” measures your lung capacity or how well the lungs are working. People who are experiencing shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, snoring, or exercise-induced breathing difficulties may need to consider the value of these breathing tests.
What is an Alter G treadmill and what does it offer obesity surgery patients? Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program explains.
How do you define health? While many think of it as the absence of a labeled medical problem, or not requiring daily medications, health really means being active and able to perform strenuous exercise. In fact, the distance traveled on a treadmill correlates well with survival.
Unfortunately, for many obese individuals there are significant barriers to exercise. Increased weight reduces respiratory capacity and increases load on the joints, making sustained exercise not possible for many afflicted patients. However, a ground-breaking anti-gravity treadmill is making the impossible a reality.
Battling Chronic Office Fatigue from Your Work Environment
Monday through Friday, your shoulders are tight and your neck aches. By Sunday afternoon you start to feel a bit better, but the pain returns on your first day back to work. If that sounds familiar, your workplace ergonomics are probably out of whack. Easing your pains may be simpler than you realize, though.
American veterans encounter a wide variety of environmental inhalational exposures, leaving them vulnerable to a lifetime of pulmonary diseases. Pulmonary rehabilitation can effectively treat respiratory disorders suffered by deployed military personnel.
by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital.
The largest population of people with COPD is American veterans, who suffer from higher rates of lung function decline, COPD progression, deterioration in health status, increased risk of hospitalization and death. Dire statistics. COPD is a common, preventable and treatable disease. It is under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated; this can be reversed with pulmonary rehabilitation.
by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital