Dr. Adewale Olalere was born in England and raised in Nigeria. He attended medical school at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Olalere completed his residency in the department of medicine at Harlem Hospital, of The Columbia University Hospitals in New York City. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care also at Harlem Hospital, of The Columbia University Hospitals in New York City.
Dr. Olalere is board certified in pulmonary medicine by the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, American Medical Association, and Nigerian Medical Association.
Dr. Olalere specializes in diseases of the lungs and sleep disorders. He has completed research in the prevalence of undiagnosed COPD in the ambulatory setting while at Harlem Hospital. He has practiced medicine in Johnstown since 2002. Dr. Olalere has hospital privileges at Conemagh Hospital and Select in Johnstown and Windber Hospital in Windber, Pennsylvania and Indiana Medical Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Olalere office is located at 321 Main Street, Suite 4A, Johnstown, PA. The office number is 814-535-LUNG (5864).
Dr. Olalere is married to Angela, has three children, and is currently living in the Johnstown area. Dr. Olalere's hobbies include investing, technology, computing, tennis, and racquetball.
Sleep Apnea in Adults
Normally during sleep, air moves through the throat and in and out of the lungs at a regular rhythm. In a person with sleep apnea, air movement is periodically diminished or stopped. There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. In obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is abnormal because of narrowing or closure of the throat. In central sleep apnea, breathing is abnormal because of a change in the breathing control and rhythm.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect a person's ability to safely perform normal daily activities and can affect long term health. Approximately 25 percent of adults are at risk for sleep apnea of some degree. Men are more commonly affected than women. Other risk factors include middle and older age, being overweight or obese, and having a small mouth and throat.
Asthma is a common lung disease affecting millions of people worldwide. It is caused by narrowing of the airways (breathing tubes) in the lungs. This narrowing is partially or completely reversible. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. These symptoms tend to come and go, and are related to the degree of airway narrowing in the lungs. The airways are sensitive to a variety of stimuli, which may include viral illnesses (eg, the common cold), allergens, exercise, medicines, or environmental conditions.
Asthma can usually be treated successfully. This requires being well informed about the disease and being an active player in managing it.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a condition in which the airways in the lungs become broken down and narrowed, often due to smoking cigarettes. Sometimes the air sacs are also damaged. As the lungs become more damaged over time, it becomes increasingly difficult to breathe through the narrowed airways (also known as bronchial tubes). When the damage is severe, it may also become difficult to get enough oxygen into the blood and to get rid of excess carbon dioxide. These changes all lead to shortness of breath and other symptoms. Unfortunately, the symptoms of COPD cannot be completely eliminated with treatment and the condition usually worsens over time.
The term COPD is often used interchangeably with the terms chronic bronchitis and emphysema because chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the most common forms of COPD. Also, the current treatments for COPD, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema are similar. In the discussion that follows, chronic bronchitis and emphysema are referred to collectively as COPD.