Dyspnea, Shortness of Breath

Dyspnea: Causes and Treatment for Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath is a common complaint amongst patients at doctors’ visits. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 25% of patients who meet with their doctors report at least some shortness of breath. The medical term for this complaint is dyspnea, and it’s important to note that shortness of breath isn’t a standalone condition – it is a side effect. Doctors work to identify what is causing the dyspnea in order to treat the underlying condition.


Top Tips for Improving Your Lung Health

Top Tips For Improving Lung Health

Our lungs never stop working! They fill with air every few seconds as you inhale and release carbon dioxide as you exhale. Even when you are resting or completing basic tasks, your lungs are there to support you. Isn’t it time you gave back and supported them? There are several ways you can improve your lung health and help you breathe. Even taking small steps can have a big impact on your breathing experience. Here are some simple ways you can support your lungs every single day. 

Treating Your Chronic Cough

Understanding And Treating Your Chronic Cough

A cough can start small and quickly take over your life, interrupting you throughout the day as your body is consumed by a coughing fit. Sadly, chronic cough can interfere with life events, causing people to shy away from opportunities, like giving a speech at a wedding, because they’re afraid of having to cough halfway through. 


What You Should Know About Long COVID

Long COVID Symptoms and Treatment: What You Need to Know

The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic affected people from all walks of life. For the past two and a half years, everyone put their lives on hold, from postponing weddings to canceling vacations, to protect themselves from the virus. However, medical care has come a long way in the treatment of acute COVID-19 infections. Through widespread vaccinations and better prevention methods, we are finally getting ahead of this disease.  

Sleep Apnea Relief

Sleep Apnea: What Is It & How To Get Relief

You may have heard the term “sleep apnea,” but what exactly is it – and how do you know if you have it? Sleep apnea is a condition that impacts an estimated 25% of men and 10% of women. It causes your breathing to become inefficient or causes you to stop for brief periods while you sleep. While we refer to sleep apnea as a single condition, there are actually multiple types of sleep apnea and it’s important to understand what is causing yours in order to receive the right treatment plan for you.


Long-Term COVID and Your Lungs: What You Need To Know (And How We Can Help)

With the rise of the hyper-transmissible omicron variant this winter, it’s understandable that patients with pulmonary conditions like asthma, allergies, COPD, and others would be concerned about the long-term impacts of this variant. The good news is, omicron may cause less damage to the lungs than other mutations, like the Delta variant, and overall cause less severe illness. This may be in part be due to an increase in immunity due to vaccination. 

You’re COVID-Positive, Now What?

When you develop symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the first step is to “isolate from contact with others” and get tested. Once you have a positive test result, it can be confusing to know what to do next. Lyracore founder and critical care and pulmonary specialist, Dr. Alexandre Furman, answered some of the most common questions surrounding a positive COVID-19 test result and gave guidance on what to do next.