Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun

Pulmonary Critical Care
Riverside , CA
24 years experience male

Locations

Pacific Pulmonary Medical Group

Riverside , CA

Address

4234 Riverwalk Parkway Suite 230, Riverside , CA
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Pulmonary Critical Care

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Androgel: You don't get heart attacks directly from androgel. You get them from having cholesterol plaques or diabetic changes in blood vessels of your heart (c... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Xarelto - Vitamin C: There were no interactions reported between Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) and rivaroxaban (xarelto). As far as is known in the literature, it is safe to t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
COPD -Hematocrit: COPD typically either leaves hematocrit normal or increases it due to the severity of COPD causing low oxygen over the long run, making the red blood ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Relentless cough: It may be that the antibiotics you chose are not the right ones. After all they are based on the best educated guess. You may need a study of a sample... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Cold/Dry air: Typically this type of "pain" comes when air comes in quickly and doesn't pick up moisture to be gentle on your throat lining. Usually breathing slowe... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
COPD and stress test: It depends on the "severity" of your copd. Some people are obstructed but have no problem with their oxygen level. You cannot rule out COPD or emphyse... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Heart attack recover: A heart attack is like a bruise. It takes time to heal. Ask about the chance of recurrence (based on your family history, blood pressure etc). How saf... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Heart attack : There are many things that can happen right before the heart attack, but 4 major ones are: lightheadedness (syncope), crushing chest pressure, sometim... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Hyperbaric oxygen: As you said there are no randomized controlled trials. One has to be careful with methods touted as useful. Hbo is useful but can be detrimental for e... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
MERS-CoV: Middle east respiratory virus incubates for about 2 weeks then manifests as a flu-like illness: cough, phlegm production, fever, unwell, tired, then p... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Not related : Ketones in urine can come from anything as benign as "fasting" or spacing meals too long. Pain in left upper quadrant could be from "gas" which accumu... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
COPD Breathless: There may be several reasons for breathless despite quit smoking. You may have asthma in addition to copd. You also may have a slight heart condition ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Bronchospasm: Airways are made of muscle tissue. Sometimes, that muscle can tighten up like a cramp - that's called spasm. Bronchospasm is seen when someone has a "... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Sleep Apnea? : It's either anxiety causing insomnia or perhaps sleep apnea. It does not always occur in obese patient. Some types of sleep apnea can occur in slim pa... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Not always: Heart attacks may manifest in different symptoms. At times, it is silent (no symptoms). Or it's only heart racing sensation. Typically though, it is m... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Bubbles under skin: When you feel "bubble under skin that pop/fizz", that is usually air under skin called "subcutaneous emphysema". It usually means air escaped from the... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Not connected : In the intensive care unit where i practice, respiratory failure and papilledema can occur in the same situation but one does not cause the other. I c... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain when you really drill it down, many patients will say it's really tightness. The reasons can be several. The heart is only one. Reflux can ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Chronic Cough: I am sorry you are feeling this way. You may need to have your phlegm checked for infections. Also a common cause in a person in your age bracket is "... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
NOT AT ALL: Pain does not mean necessarily mean cancer. Pleurisy can be either fluid causing discomfort (between the lining of the lung and the chest wall), or br... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Hard to know: Usually at your age, it could just be a a disrupted joint or a muscle spasm but without a history of prior trauma, or a thorough exam, it is hard to q... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Nebulizer technique: Ensure it is clean (use manufacturer solution or dilute vinegar and air dry it). Put solution in mouth piece container and hook up to power. Turn it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Bronchospasm: Lung are made of airways, blood vessels, air sacs, ; support tissue. Airways are made of muscle tissue. Sometimes, that muscle can tighten up like a c... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Heart attack prevent: It is necessary to seek medical attention if a heart attack is suspected. While eating healthy and exercising is thought to decrease the chance of hea... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Unlikely: Stress can cause the heart to work harder but to cause a heart attack directly..Unlikely. When the heart works harder, and if one has a clogged corona... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Avian Flu: It's hard to answer your question but to the best that we know, it mutated to cross from avian reservoir to humans. The opposite has not been seen or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Air-Trapping: Air trapping means: your lungs don't deflate completely and need a longer time to exhale. Pursed lip breathing helps to lengthen your exhale. Pace you... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Sweating and COPD: Typically sweating is not normal every hour. With copd, sweating or flushes can be due to period of low o2 especially during effort, stress, anxiety e... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad posit... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Yes it is: Cardiac enzyme leak out of the heart muscle when damage/bruising occurs. Therefore, it does not need a total blockage of the coronary for enzymes to i... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Ultrasound: I use ultrasound, ; it is easy to have difference of measurements. Example: if you take a picture of your nose from front and same nose slightly from ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
ProbNot preoccupying: If i were to guess, i'd say you have an upper respiratory infection (bronchitis). You may have underlying asthma that is usually dormant but gets unma... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Lung nodule: A lung nodule can be anything: infection, an old scar, a dormant organism, a cluster of inflammatory cells, or cancer. It cannot be evaluated without ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Pleuritic pain: Pain that had characteristics like those you mentionned is called pleuritic pain. The pleura is the lining if the lung. It has nerve endings that are ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Pulmonary Fibrosis: I know how tough the diagnosis is. It is frustrating because whatever treatments we thought intuitively would work did not, and in fact some worsened ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Marijuana - Heart: Marijuana doesn't directly cause cardiac arrest. What may happen is smoking marijuana may lead to excessive sleepiness ; slow down the breathing. That... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Eustachian tube: The ear/nose/thorat area is interconnected. The eustachian tube connects the ear canal to the rest ; sensitive to changes of pressure. When you are ta... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Side effects: Clenbuterol is of the same family as asthma inhalers. It acts on certain receptors in the body. The ones in the air passages relax them and makes brea... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Hiccups: Hiccups tends to be a spasm of your diaphragm. It can be from many things: esophagus (food pipe) not working right and exciting your diaphragm wheneve... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Cough: Cough is one of the most common symptoms. One of the reasons could be adult whooping cough (cough with vomiting). The "whoop" is characteristic only t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Unlikely unless drug: It is unlikely your body's survival mechanisms would not kick in unless they are blunted by drugs which would depress the ability to "gasp" or to wake... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Versed ;Heart attack: I do not know of a potential of Midazolam (™ versed) causing heart attacks. It does have some potential to make you forget what happened during the pr... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Unfortunately yes: Herpes infection can indeed transmit even if you have no outbreaks because some of the outbreaks are "silent" or "invisible".
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Nothing to worrisome: It is not in your head. I don't believe that we have a complete explanation but we do know that change in temperature and barometric pressure can chan... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
They may be right: Pulmonary hypertension is suspected but not diagnosed on echocardiogram. That is because ultrasound can grossly under or over estimate the pressure in... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Period and Xarelto: Xarelto makes the blood "thinner" but it does not prevent blood clots completely. Otherwise, you would be bleeding all over the place. We still need t... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
24 years experience
Pulmonary Embolism: Pulmonary embolism causes a strain on the heart ; elevated blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) causing sensation of breathlessness an... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bencheqroun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bencheqroun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for actually answering the question unlike the other doctor!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! Im doing Pulmonary Rehab 4 LAM&SOB, not the afib. Just scared
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer. Embarrassed to ask but felt I should :-)

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Univ mohammed
Graduated 1999MD

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