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Heart + Lungs: Your Most Important Relationship

It’s a seemingly obvious but sadly little-known fact that your heart health directly affects your breathing. With February being American Heart Month, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to talk about this relationship! For starters, the heart and lungs are teammates on what’s called pulmonary and systemic circulation. In the pulmonary circulation process, […]

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New BreatheAmerica Clinic in Santa Fe!

We’re proud to announce a new clinic option for patients in Santa Fe, New Mexico! The clinic will offer ENT services only and will be open once a month on a Friday. See the tentative 2019 dates, as well as contact information, below.   Services: ENT ONLY Address: 1651 Galisteo, Suite 8 Santa Fe, NM […]

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Finding the right ENT for YOU

Not every Ear, Nose, and Throat physician is exactly alike. There are a wide range of specialties that each physician may choose, and the one that you decide to work with may not specialize in the kind of care your airway needs. When we match our patients with a physician, we take these important elements […]

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Make These Diet Changes to Improve Allergies & Sinuses

We’ve talked before about the surprising foods that can help to ease sinus or allergy symptoms—find that blog here—but today we’ve got tips for how to permanently tweak your diet for optimal airway health. Take notes! 1. Cut Dairy This may be surprising, but avoiding dairy is actually a quick way to decrease mucus production, […]

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Living with COPD During the Holidays

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is hard enough to manage as it is—with constant shortness of breath, frequent wheezing, and the inability to carry out normal daily activities. What makes it even harder is that people with COPD have a greater risk for depression, stress, and anxiety. Because of this, crowded, high-stress situations can be incredibly […]

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5 Reasons You’re Allergic to Christmas Trees

For those of us with hay fever, it’s not always difficult to tell what’s making us sneeze—whether it be a pet, a dusty fluffing of furniture, or a bouquet of flowers that’s extra pollen-filled. The culprit for Christmas trees can, surprisingly, be a little harder to pinpoint. Type of Tree While true pine allergies are […]

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The Surprising Link Between Jaw and Sinus Pain

Did you know that there are 26.9 million Americans diagnosed with chronic sinusitis? (Hey! Have you heard that you don’t have to put up with sinus infections any more? Learn how we can help you put an end to them here!) If you’re one of those people, you’ve probably experienced the myriad of aches and […]

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FAQ: Does BreatheAmerica treat COPD?

We’re often asked about how we treat patients with COPD, so we thought we’d take a moment to quickly answer that question here on our blog! The answer is yes and no. We regularly treat COPD in patients whose COPD is in combination with their asthma or allergies. If a patient is showing symptoms of […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Cold Weather Months

When winter finally arrives, we welcome it with open arms! Sweaters, fires, Christmas cheer—what could go wrong? We at BreatheAmerica know exactly what goes wrong with winter. Our patients often struggle with chronic sinusitis during this time of year, and, if not that, they struggle with a constant cough that accompanies their allergies, asthma, or […]

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Are you a candidate for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It’s one of the many conditions that we treat here at BreatheAmerica and can be completely debilitating for patients experiencing its symptoms. It’s strange, then, that most people don’t know what causes COPD […]

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