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My 91 yr old dad has fluid on lungs. He had a stroke affecting his swallowing. Wat happens if the fluid carries on goin on to his lungs?

My 91 yr old dad has fluid on lungs. He had a stroke affecting his swallowing. Wat happens if the fluid carries on goin on to his lungs?

Aspiration PNA: I have a different opinion. Stroke leading to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) can cause accidental aspiration of one's own saliva & secretions, which can perpetuate fluid accumulation in the lungs. Along with acute treatment for aspiration pneumonitis, your father should get swallow rehab to prevent future aspiration. Good luck to him! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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What can I take / eat to reduce my chances of pulmonary embolism, stroke?

Not quite the same: Since a pulmonary embolus and a stroke come from somewhat different mechanisms, the way to prevent them is a bit different. Suffice it to say that eating a diet that promotes a healthy weight, prevents obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol or blood pressure will be the best bet at avoiding these conditions. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and low in fats and carbohydrates is good! ...Read more

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Can a little clot bubble that formed after IV cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?

Can a little clot bubble that formed after IV cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?

No: These little bubbles get into the veins all the time and cause no troubles. The bubbles that cause damage in scuba divers and caisson disease cause problem by a different mechanism. ...Read more

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I've been told I have pulmonary fibrosis. Is this copd? What is the prognosis and/or treatment? I had a stroke 7 years ago.

I've been told I have pulmonary fibrosis. Is this copd? What is the prognosis and/or treatment? I had a stroke 7 years ago.

Different: Fibrosis is not copd, although they may exist together in some people. There are different varieties of fibrosis, so evaluation by your healthcare provider is needed to determine your prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

Yes. Why do you ask?: These are the three common non-pneumonia, non-cancer killers. There are plenty of other risk factors -- hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, smoking, genetics, others. Manage all your risk factors and you're likely to stay healthy longer. ...Read more

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Scared to be alone or drive alone because I think I will have a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism etc. I have anxiety every day. Help me please?

Scared to be alone or drive alone because I think I will have a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism etc. I have anxiety every day. Help me please?

You have a focused: form of an anxiety disorder. A mental health professional can help you manage your fears. Claire Weekes book "Hope and Help for your Nerves" is an oldie can be helpful. Peace be with you as you make progress. ...Read more

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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

Guarded: I am sorry for this situation. No one can say for sure what will happen, but from your description, I think the prognosis would be guarded. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more