ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

If your body’s immune system is overreacting to typically harmless substances, the severity of these allergic reactions can be alleviated with the right diagnosis of allergy triggers and symptom treatment/management.

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ASTHMA

Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways carrying air to and from your lungs. Airway linings narrow as the result of swelling or inflammation; this restriction means less air can flow through the airways.

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SLEEP MEDICINE

Most people are oblivious to the fact that they’re suffering from a sleep disorder. We typically suggest people ask themselves the following questions for a quick self-assessment:

How do I feel when I wake up? – Do you awaken each morning still feeling tired, groggy, and fatigued? Do you frequently begin your day with a headache? If so, you may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder.

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CRITICAL CARE

Dr. Benjamin Laracuente is a Monaca, PA pulmonary and critical care doctor affiliated with both Heritage Valley Beaver, Kindred Hospital and Jameson Hospital in New Castle. Dr. Laracuente earned his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine through the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and is certified and licensed through the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.

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Monaca Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function tests are noninvasive diagnostic tests given to assess lung function. Dr. Benjamin Laracuente and the staff at Tristate Pulmonary provide pulmonary function testing at our Monaca office.

These tests assess how well air is moved into and out of your lungs, and if sufficient oxygen from this air is moved through your circulatory system. Dr. Laracuente uses this assessment of lung volume, capacity, flow, and gas exchange to rule out or diagnose certain lung ailments.

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