Saharan Desert Dust and Your Lungs

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows across the Atlantic to the U.S. every summer. … But even healthy people can have an inflammatory response to the foreign dust, which can make you feel sick. Asthma sufferers get the brunt of the blow when the Saharan Dust hits. People with allergy issues also suffer. Symptoms can include trouble breathing, asthma attacks, incessant sneezing, swelling of the throat and eyes, coughing, watery and itchy eyes, runny and stuffy nose. Continue to monitor the dust storm and protect yourself with a mask if you normally suffer from Asthma.

Photo courtesy of Severe Weather Europe
Photo courtesy of Severe Weather Europe
Photo courtesy of Severe Weather Europe
Photo courtesy of Severe Weather Europe
Photo courtesy of Severe Weather Europe
Photo courtesy of Severe Weather Europe

Sleep Disorders Center Page

Our Sleep Disorders Center page is now live! Here you will find information about:

  • The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS).
  • Some of the most common sleep disorders we diagnose, treat, and manage.
  • The various types of sleep studies we offer.

Head on over, click here to check it out, and let us know what you think!