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Dr. Melissa Lim

Pulmonology
Ehrenberg, AZ
34 years experience female

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Redwood City CA 94062
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Pulmonology

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15 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Many!: There are many symptoms patients complain of that may relate to the heart and lungs--shortness of breath, chest pain, chest pressure, wheezing, and co... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Zinc!: There are many home and tradtional remedies for the common cold, yet little clinical data convincingly supporting one supplement over another. However... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Among other things: Abdominal ct scans may show evidence of abnormal circulation in the liver, which then involves a careful assessment of the possible reasons. Pulmonary... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Yes: People confined to wheelchairs may become very deconditioned from lack of exercise, so exertion can cause shortness of breath. However, if the breathl... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
May be confusion?: Lupus can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways, but I am not clear what is meant by this phrase "lupus emphysema" and suspect that there... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Monitor closely!: Blood in sputum is usually due to a respiratory infection, with blood coming from superficial blood vessels traumatized by coughing, and should resolv... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Further evaluation: A 9 mm nodule discovered on a chest x-ray or chest cat scan warrants further evaluation and follow-up. What is done about depends on the appearance, l... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Need to monitor: A pain in one's side may be caused by various factors, such as a muscle strain or pull, among other possibilities. The character of the pain--onset, f... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Depends on the cause: Cystic lung disease has many possible causes. For some, the cysts have a genetic basis (e.g., cystic fibrosis). For others, the cause may be infectiou... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Maybe nothing: Treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis in the modern era may involve "watchful waiting" instead of treatment with prednisone, or any other immune-suppres... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Don't know: There are many positive anecdotes and testimonials, but unfortunately extremely little published data looking at effects of inhaling dry-salt. Dry sal... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Maybe claustrophobia: There may not be anything about being around a lot of people per se that harms the way the lungs function, but many people do not feel comfortable bei... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Aerobic, arm/depends: There are 2 separate questions here, both great! exercise is recommended for lung patients, with an emphasis on aerobic conditioning but also upper bo... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
If below your peers: An abnormal result on a pft (pulmonary function test) depends on one's value compared to his/her age-matched peers. Standard pft's are divided into 3 ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 34 years experience
Depends on the cause: Shortness of breath has many possible causes, so what is done about it depends on the cause. A consultation with a lung specialist is advised in order... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Tye dr is thinking it is interstitial lung disease or Birt Hogg Dube syndrome. I just can't seem to get an answer as to how they cysts.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

American Thoracic Society Research grants
Guardian Angel Award (multiple), Sequoia Hospital

Affiliations

Sequoia hospital
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