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Doctor insights on: What The Chance Of Surviving Pneumonia While Recovering On A Stroke

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How is hhnks lead to stroke then pneumonia?

How is hhnks lead to stroke then pneumonia?

Unclear : I am assuming you mean hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome. It is difficult without more information to know what was first (hhns or stroke). Most consider that a stroke would precipitate hhns. After a stroke swallowing problems are common and this may cause pneumonia due to food or liquids trickling into the lungs. Discuss with the doctors what they think is the course of disease. ...Read more

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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If you have a major stroke and end up on a coma, then catch pneumonia, can you die?

If you have a major stroke and end up on a coma, then catch pneumonia, can you die?

Yes: Unfortunately, pneumonia can be fatal in any patient although rarely. Patients with a stroke are at increased risk for getting pneumonia due to often having difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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100 yr old not sick in over 30 yrs, but TIA strokes. No longer able to hold her head up & bedridden. Concerned about pneumonia. Suggestions?

100 yr old not sick in over 30 yrs, but TIA strokes. No longer able to hold her head up & bedridden. Concerned about pneumonia. Suggestions?

Call her Dr.: If you are truly concerned about pneumonia, possibly aspiration pneumonia, etc. Than she would need a chest x-ray. At 100 years old and with a history of tia's/strokes and worsening function, it sounds like she will need some nursing care at the least. Difficult decisions to make soon, regarding nursing home, skilled nursing facility, etc. May be needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Brother had stroke, is in coma. Not waking up. Treated for pneumonia and fever. Happened Thursday night. What should I expect or prepare for?

Brother had stroke, is in coma. Not waking up. Treated for pneumonia and fever. Happened Thursday night. What should I expect or prepare for?

Depends: This all depends on how large the stroke was and which parts of the brain were affected. Also, getting pneumonia on top of that likely complicated things. I wish him well, but unfortunately, you are at a "wait and see" point in his care. ...Read more

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If you had Pneumonia over 40 yrs ago am i now immune? Recently had a Stroke am over 70 or would it be good idea to get a Pneumonia Immunization ?

If you had Pneumonia  over 40 yrs ago am i  now immune?
Recently had a Stroke am over 70 or would  it be good idea
to get a Pneumonia Immunization ?

Yes: Don't assume you developed any lasting protection from that early pneumonia. Pneumonia is a generic term for a condition caused by many different germs. The pneumonia you had may have been triggered by a different germ than the shot is designed to help you avoid.Even if it was pneumococcal ,there many different strains & immunity to one would not help against another. The shot covers 13 strains. ...Read more

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What's better for senior to have installed after stroke. Cannot eat and has dementia and is bedridden. Less regurgitation, and aspiration pneumonia?

What's better for senior to have installed after stroke. Cannot eat and has dementia and is bedridden. Less regurgitation, and aspiration pneumonia?

Quality of life...: Sometime a feeding tube is used but with advanced dementia, feeding tube often causes more harm than good. It is not easy, but significant illnesses reduces hunger and so one often does not feel hungry. Use of feeding tube thus equals forced feeding which is not a good thing. Have a family meeting; discuss the wish of the person and respect it. It is not easy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had.bereavement+own illness 2015. Got 200mg Sertraline. Had pneumonia, 2 mini strokes and now labyrinthitis 7 wks. V low mood. To be expected?

Had.bereavement+own illness 2015. Got 200mg Sertraline. Had pneumonia, 2 mini strokes and now labyrinthitis 7 wks. V low mood. To be expected?

Several health: conditions and a loss can result in reactive depression. This is a condition that happens in response to identifiable stress, which you obviously have. It normally resolves eventually but getting supportive psychotherapy can smooth the process out and perhaps speed it along. Staying in this condition is not to be expected. Please continue to see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After a recent Ischemic Stroke at the age of 76 would it be wise to get a Pneumonia immunization while on Clopidogrel and half immune system?

After a recent Ischemic  Stroke  at the age of 76  would it be wise to get a Pneumonia immunization while on Clopidogrel and half immune system?

Vaccinations: Please see http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf for immunization recommendations for adults. Starting at 65yo, we recommend vaccinating against pneumococcal pneumonia by getting PCV13 first followed by PPSV23 a year later. Previously, we had recommended PPSV23 only in adults and PCV13 only in children. Chat w/your Family Doc about getting fully immuniz ...Read more

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Mom 86yrs bedridden dementia dysphagia and fed with peg tube. Had a stroke 6years ago.Got mild aspiration pneumonia. On 1liter sats at 91%. Is it bad?

Mom 86yrs bedridden dementia dysphagia and fed with peg tube. Had a stroke 6years ago.Got mild aspiration pneumonia. On 1liter sats at 91%. Is it bad?

Good for 1 liter: A pao2 of 60 mm/hg is 90% spo2 so your moms pao2 is slightly less, probably 2 liters will get her to 92% which is reasonable. Normal pao2 is 75-100mm/hg. To fully saturate the rbc' you need an oxygen tension between 75 and 100% which in your moms case will not be possible. Plus, giving her too much oxygen may decrease her respiratory drive and cause her to become apneic and retain co2. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more