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permanent lung damage from pneumonia

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
If bad, it can, but!: Some scarring can occur. But people with pneumonia rarely breath deeply, so some discomfort is not unusual. Significant inflammation may indicate a p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
34 years experience in Pulmonology
You are correct: Mild bacterialpneumonia generally means there is less lung involved and the person with the infection "stable" with normal blood pressure, heart rate ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Confusing question: Yes, if her meth use led to overall poor general health she could acquire a separate medical issue that causes permanent damage. Poor nutrition & ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: After severe influenza a secondary bacterial process would be typical. Fortunately young patients are resilient and a functional recovery is expected.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes; no: Pneumonia is a real concern, though not cancer. Your physician can advise you about this.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Cigarette smoker: The most common thing that makes individuals susceptible to bacterial bronchitis and recurrent pneumonia is a long history of smoking tobacco and ongo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Work up: There are many conditions which can lead to recurrent pneumonia or infections of the lungs. These include cf, aspiration, retention of an aspirated ob ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Different for all: Human beings are biochemically individual, and thus react to health insults like smoking at different rates and in different ways. Maybe the real que ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, for some: For those with Severe COVID 19 disease there may be long-term or even permanent lung damage. Those who are most at risk for this are people with COVID ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes & possibly.: For those with Severe COVID 19 disease there may be long-term or even permanent lung damage. The lung tissue can become inflamed and the lungs can fil ... Read More

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