July 18, 2014

Dr. Bansal to Speak on Lung Disease

[ST MARYS, PA]   On Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. at The Red Fern in St. Marys the Community Nurses will host an informative program on Lung Disease.

Sandeep Bansal, MD, FCCP, FACP, Medical Director of The Lung Center of Penn Highlands DuBois, will the guest speaker at the event. His presentation will include information on new techniques for the early detection and screening of lung cancer. A question and answer session will follow. A Grifols Alpha-1 genetic screening test will also be offered to COPD patients or those at risk. Light hors d’oeurves will be served.

The average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute – over 20,000 breaths a day. But those with certain symptoms should be checked by their physician. Is it normal? According to the American Lung Association, a cough that won’t away, or shortness of breath during normal activity may be signs of lung problems. Other symptoms could be chronic mucus production, wheezing, coughing up blood or chronic chest pain.

Your respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat, windpipe (trachea) and lungs, brings air into the body when you breathe. In the lungs, the oxygen from each breath is transferred to the bloodstream and sent to all the body’s cells as life-sustaining fuel. Keeping your lungs healthy is an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Always check with your healthcare provider as soon as possible if you have a concern.

Reservations for the Lung Disease Program may be made by August 1 by calling the Community Nurses at 781-4744.