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Posts tagged: lung disease

When Your Lungs Have High Blood Pressure – Dr. Dudley Goulden

Did you know that your lungs can have high blood pressure, too? And it may be a sign of a serious disease called pulmonary hypertension – a condition in which high pressure in the arteries of your lungs makes it difficult for your lungs to oxygenate blood for use by the rest of your body. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Northeast cardiology expert Dr. Dudley Goulden answers questions about pulmonary hypertension.

What is pulmonary hypertension? (first question)

Is pulmonary hypertension different from high blood pressure? (skip to 0:43)

What causes pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 1:33)

What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 2:25)

Why is diagnosing pulmonary hypertension challenging? (skip to 3:08)

How is pulmonary hypertension treated? (skip to 4:10)

UT Health Northeast is the only health care facility in our region that uses nitric oxide to diagnose pulmonary hypertension. Why is this significant? (skip to 5:26)

Is there anything that can be done to avoid getting pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 6:34)

When Pneumonia Walks – Dr. Julie Philley

It can be so mild that you don’t even know you have it. Or, it can be the precursor to a disease requiring bed rest and even hospitalization. The non-medical term is “walking pneumonia” and it’s every bit as contagious as the more severe form of pneumonia. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Northeast pulmonology expert Dr. Julie Philley discusses walking pneumonia.

What is walking pneumonia and how is it different from regular pneumonia? (first question)

How do you get walking pneumonia and is it contagious? (skip to 0:33)

What are the symptoms of walking pneumonia? (skip to0:50)

Is walking pneumonia more prevalent during certain times of year? (skip to 1:23)

How is walking pneumonia diagnosed? (skip to 1:42)

How is walking pneumonia treated? (skip to 2:17)

Are some people at greater risk for contracting walking pneumonia? (skip to 2:37)

What is the risk for more serious complications arising from having walking pneumonia? (skip to 3:04)

Is the pneumonia vaccine effective against walking pneumonia? (skip to 3:39)

What can be done to prevent getting walking pneumonia? (skip to 4:02)

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)

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)

Latent Tuberculosis – Dr. David Griffith

Latent tuberculosis is more common than you might think. As many as one of every 20 people are carrying the TB organism in their bodies without ill effect and without symptoms. But without warning, these latent TB organisms can trigger a full case of tuberculosis. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. David Griffith answers questions about latent tuberculosis.

What is latent tuberculosis? (first question)

What are the symptoms of latent tuberculosis? (skip to 1:34)

How common is latent tuberculosis? (skip to 2:16)

How do you get latent tuberculosis and is it contagious? (skip to 3:19)

Does having latent tuberculosis mean you will automatically develop symptomatic tuberculosis? (skip to 4:08)

How is latent tuberculosis diagnosed? (skip to 5:15)

How is latent tuberculosis treated? (skip to 6:28)

Are the medications for treating latent tuberculosis generally well-tolerated by patients? (skip to 7:22)

Since latent tuberculosis isn’t contagious, does it even need to be treated? (skip to 7:53)

Is latent tuberculosis curable? (skip to 9:12)