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Posts published in July 2020

Sleep Apnea

This condition, sometimes referred to as Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB), involves repeated arousals from sleep—not necessarily to full awakening because breathing has ceased. In the most important form (obstructive sleep apnea) it is because the upper airway for breathing has momentarily been obstructed. Sleep Apnea may or may not be evident, to the patient or to others. It may be manifested…

Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease that causes inflammation of the body’s tissues and is characterized by the presence of granulomas—small areas of inflamed cells.  Sarcoidosis can attack any organ and often affects more than one.  However, more than 90 percent of patients with sarcoidosis will have pulmonary involvement. Pulmonary sarcoidosis can cause loss of lung volume and increased lung stiffness. The cause…