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Permanent Lung Damage From Pneumonia
I recovered from pneumonia but am now experiencing chest pain and breathing difficulties after exercising. Can pneumonia cause permanent lung damage?
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Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Whats the difference between a mild/starting aspiration pneumonia and a severe one. Is there less lung damage if caught and treated early? Thanks!
Yes: Identify the cause? Stroke, swallowing abnormality, regurgitation, hiatal hernia , esophageal diverticulum, obstruction etc. Fix the problem. Left alone, recurrent pneumonia, lung abscess sepsis are serious. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Help! need to know if there's a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?
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 object/food, abnormal structure in an area of the lung and immune defects. A workup may include evaluations for each of the above depending on your history and physical exam. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Please tell me if there is a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?
Cigarette smoker: The most common thing that makes individuals susceptible to bacterial bronchitis and recurrent pneumonia is a long history of smoking tobacco and ongoing tobacco abuse, which causes lung damage and impairs the normal physiology that protects the lung from infection such as ciliary clearance of the lung, while also suppressing the immune system. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 question is, how long do you have to hurt yourself before you realize that you're making a stupid choice? Stop smoking, your lungs will start recovering (and the rest of you too!). ...Read moreGet help now ›
No: Meconium aspiration, per se, is uncommon, and many cases of so-called meconium aspiration are simply other forms of respiratory distress noted in newborns who also passed meconium prior to delivery. True meconium aspiration does cause acute lung injury but most, if not all, cases heal completely within days to weeks. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Generally yes: Acute radiation pneumonitis/lung inflamation can be treated and improve. However, radiation causes longterm injury and progressive fibrosis. This process continues long after the radiation treatment is completed. ...Read moreGet help now ›
There r options !!!!: there are medications which can help with improving the gastric motility, if that fails Gastric pacemaker is another option which does not work in everyone, in some cases a bypass between stomach and intestines may be helpful if medical management has failed.This issue needs assessment by a team of physicians including gastroenterologist and a surgeon with experience in this field. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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