Hasmeena Kathuria MD


Sleep Apnea: Oral Devices

Oral devices (also called oral appliances) are sometimes used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They push the tongue and jaw forward, which makes the airway larger and improves airflow. This also reduces the chance that tissue will collapse and narrow the airway when you breathe in. Examples include a mandibular…

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is treatment provided by a machine worn at night or during times of sleep to treat sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which a person regularly stops breathing during sleep for 10 seconds or longer. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in the throat, keeping tissues in the airway…

Clearing Your Lungs When You Have COPD: Side

You can lie in different positions to help clear your lungs. To help drain mucus from the sides of your lungs, lie on one side. Place two or three pillows under your hips. Use a small pillow under your head. Rest your arms where they are comfortable. Make sure your chest is lower than your hips. Use belly breathing…

Derrame pleural

El derrame pleural es la acumulación de líquido en la zona que se encuentra entre los pulmones y la pared torácica. Esta zona se llama cavidad pleural. Debido a la acumulación de líquido, es posible que los pulmones no puedan expandirse por completo. Esto puede dificultar la respiración.