Stefan Cristian Stanel

Stefan Cristian Stanel

I am a pulmonary and clinical research physician with a keen interest in health education for the general public. I feel one of the biggest barriers to better healthcare is poor communication between doctors and the public. As doctors we often hide behind jargon and this leaves our patients very confused. This blog aims to start breaking some of these barriers.
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5 tips to manage COPD symptoms

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic lung condition that can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and other respiratory symptoms.  There are things you can check to make sure you are managing your symptoms as best as possible. …

Voice change after inhalers

In this post I would like to address the following question received on my YouTube channel, in relation to the AirFluSal inhaler which is a combination device containing an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone) and bronchodilator (salmeterol). “My voice changed a lot…

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4 causes of cough

In this post I would like to outline 4 major causes of a chronic cough (coughing that doesn’t seem to go away for more than 2 months). At the end of the page I have included a video in which…