Ken Y. Yoneda MD


COPD’s Effect on the Lungs

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) slowly damages the lungs and affects how you breathe. COPD’s effect on breathing In COPD, the airways of the lungs (bronchial tubes) become inflamed and narrowed. They tend to collapse when you breathe out and can become clogged with mucus. This reduces airflow through the…

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a protein normally found in the lungs and the bloodstream. It helps protect the lungs from diseases such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Some people do not make enough of this protein or they make an abnormal type of AAT, either of which can cause AAT…

Círculos con los codos para la EPOC

Hable con su profesional de la salud antes de comenzar cualquier programa de ejercicios. Es posible que le pida que haga ejercicios específicos, y le ayudará a determinar la frecuencia y la duración con que debe realizarlos y sus metas a largo plazo. Comience los ejercicios lenta y gradualmente. Lleve un registro de…

Emphysema

Emphysema is a long-term (chronic) lung disease. In emphysema, the tiny air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the airways in the lungs are damaged. When the air sacs are damaged or destroyed, their walls break down and the sacs become larger. These larger air sacs move less oxygen into the blood. This causes difficulty…

Emphysema

Emphysema is a long-term (chronic) lung disease. In emphysema, the tiny air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the airways in the lungs are damaged. When the air sacs are damaged or destroyed, their walls break down and the sacs become larger. These larger air sacs move less oxygen into the blood. This causes difficulty…