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Mr. Raouf A. Kayaleh, MD

Pulmonologist

Dr. Raouf A Kayaleh MD is a top Pulmonologist in Santa Ana, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Raouf A Kayaleh MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Raouf A Kayaleh MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Raouf A Kayaleh MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Santa Ana, CA, Dr. Raouf A Kayaleh MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Mr. Raouf A. Kayaleh, MD
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Accepting new patients

Does breathelessness while climbing stairs indicate weak lungs?

Back when medicine was simpler surgeons had their patients climb up a flight of stairs to see if they were healthy enough for surgery. So having a hard time going up stairs is READ MORE
Back when medicine was simpler surgeons had their patients climb up a flight of stairs to see if they were healthy enough for surgery. So having a hard time going up stairs is indicative that in general there maybe something wrong but not necessarily the lungs. It could be a heart problem, a lung problem or sometimes even some lack of fitness and conditioning because of lack of exercise.

Is post nasal drip along with cough sign of a chest infection?

No. A post-nasal drip is one of the more common underlying reasons for a cough that can turn chronic if the post-nasal drip is not addressed. The cough is rarely if ever the sign READ MORE
No. A post-nasal drip is one of the more common underlying reasons for a cough that can turn chronic if the post-nasal drip is not addressed. The cough is rarely if ever the sign of an infection in that setting and its management is best handled by treating the post-nasal drip. An antibiotic has no role to play in this condition whatsoever. What I recommend and have seen work very well in most patients is a steroid nasal inhaler (such as flonase) to which montelukast (a medicine usually useful in both asthma and post-nasal drip patients) can also be added if the cough is more resistant. Again, antibiotics have no role to play in this clinical context, nor do cough syrups. As is always the case, a cough is handled by handling the reason that has brought it about.

Raouf Kayaleh, MD