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How Does Pneumonia Affect The Respiratory System
Depends: There is no single common cause of recurrent episodes of pneumonia. A patient history, physical exam and diagnostic tests will need to be conducted in order to determine the specific underlying cause of the recurrent respiratory infections. Check out http://tulsapedsresidency.Net/wards/pulm/recrntpneumonia.Pdf for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7 mon. Old was diagnosis w/ aspiration. I am interested in further testing. She does have respiratory symptoms with a history of pneumonia. Any suggestions?
Aspiration pneumonia: Consultation with a pulmonologist or lung specialist can help, in the meantime, make sure that your baby does not have acid reflux which is easily treated by his pediatrician. If his symptoms started since birth, a tracheoesophageal fistula should be ruled out first. ...Read more
Is it founded that those with respiratory disorders such as asthma are more susceptible to uri's and pneumonia?
Yes: It's very likely to be the case. The increased inflammation and irritation make you much more vulnerable to contracting viruses and bacterial infection than a person w/o the disease. Also, some of the medications you might take could lower resistance. Work w/ your doctor to find ways to strengthen or normalize your immune system. It's not easy - but diet/exercise/stress reduction can help. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sick with respiratory flu now pneumonia in the last 9 days my rib cage is hurting where it opens under the sternum. Could it be caused by the coughing?
Hours to days: Pneumonia can cause respiratory distress in a matter of hours to days. Some cases of pneumonia can be very mild and might not cause significant respiratory symptoms even if untreated. Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can occur due to any number of conditions, pneumonia is just one of them. It can happen within minutes or hours of the trigger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long would untreated pneumonia take to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome, and then on to death?
Should i see an immunologist if I am frequently sick with pnuemonia, upper respiratory, bronchitis, and ear infections? How do they assess you?
Immune/Ciliary Dis.: Your symptoms and pattern of infections indicate that an immunodeficiency is a distinct possibility and a workup is warranted. A pulmonologist can help guide the work up. In addition, ciliary problems can cause these symptoms as well. A biopsy can be performed to obtain cilia which beat to remove debris from the airway to check for any problems. Prmg fax 8582599689 can review your records as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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