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Category: Lung Disease

East Texas Leads the State in Lung Cancer – Dr. Bill Hyman

East Texas leads the state in many things, but lung cancer is not one of those things we should be proud of. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT HEALTH Northeast cancer expert Dr. Bill Hyman answers questions about lung cancer among East Texans.

What causes lung cancer? (first question)

What are the symptoms of lung cancer? (skip to 0:44)

How is lung cancer diagnosed? (skip to 1:00)

How serious is a diagnosis of lung cancer? (skip to 1:07)

How is lung cancer treated? (skip to 1:43)

Why is the incidence of lung cancer higher in Northeast Texas than in the rest of the state? (skip to 2:31)

Why is lung cancer an even more serious disease among African-American and Hispanics?

How can lung cancer be prevented? (skip to 3:47)

Bronchiectasis – Dr. William Girard

When a cough becomes chronic and productive, when lower respiratory infections become frequent, the culprit may be a disease known as bronchiectasis. In some cases, bronchiectasis is congenital. But it most commonly arises as a complication of other diseases or from environmental exposures. Pulmonology specialist Dr. William Girard answers questions about bronchiectasis in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is bronchiectasis and what causes it? (first question)

How is bronchiectasis different from other lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis? (skip to 1:19)\

Is bronchiectasis progressive like other lung diseases such as COPD? (skip to 2:25)

Why are women more prone to bronchiectasis than men? (skip to 3:44)

What are the symptoms of bronchiectasis? (skip to 5:22)

How is bronchiectasis diagnosed? (skip to 6:34)

How is bronchiectasis treated? (skip to 7:10)

Can bronchiectasis be prevented? (skip to 9:37)

Pulmonary Hypertension – Dr. Julie Philley

When your heart has to work extra hard to pump blood into your lungs, the condition is called pulmonary hypertension. When not treated, it can lead to shortness of breath, dizziness and ultimately heart failure. University of Texas Health Science Center pulmonologist Dr. Julie Philley answers questions about pulmonary hypertension in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is pulmonary hypertension and what causes it? (first question)

How is pulmonary hypertension different from common high blood pressure? (skip to 0:50)

What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 1:31)

Are there groups of people who are at higher risk for pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 1:53)

How do you know if you have pulmonary hypertension? How is it diagnosed? (skip to 2:13)

How serious is pulmonary hypertension and can it be cured? (skip to 3:07)

COPD – Dr. Eli Azzi

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – known by its initials COPD – is a progressive disease of the lung that is without cure. Untreated, the lungs become increasingly unable to effectively move air, making it difficult to supply the body with proper levels of oxygen. Though there is no cure, there are treatments and therapies that can have a significant impact on both the length and quality of a COPD sufferer’s life. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. Eli Azzi discusses COPD in this edition of Health Connection.

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD? (first question)

How common is COPD? (skip to 1:03)

What are the causes of COPD? (skip to 1:55)

What are the symptoms of COPD? (skip to 2:59)

How is COPD diagnosed? (skip to 3:53)

What are the long-term consequences of COPD? Is there a cure? (skip to 5:10)

How is COPD treated? (skip to 6:07)

Does exercise help with COPD? (skip to 7:37)

Are there any promising treatments for COPD on the horizon? (skip to 8:25)