As wildfires continue to spread in Sonoma County and the Los Angeles area, smoke from the flames is raising serious health concerns. Praveen Akuthota, MD, pulmonary and critical care physician at UC San Diego Health, can talk about what can happen to the lungs as a result of wildfire smoke exposure and measures people can take to protect themselves.

Akuthota's clinical expertise is in asthma and a group of related conditions called eosinophilic lung diseases. Learn more about Akuthota.