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My grandmother has pneumonia with bloodcots. What is that & how that can effect her with congestive heart failure & diabeties type 2?

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Dr. John Washburn
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Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs.
It can be serious, especially in elderly and those with chronic medical problems, so it should be seen and treated at once. CHF and diabetes can impair blood flow. Impaired or sluggish blood flow can cause clots, and infection can potentially increase the body's tendency to clot, so all of this can be related.

In brief: See below

Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs.
It can be serious, especially in elderly and those with chronic medical problems, so it should be seen and treated at once. CHF and diabetes can impair blood flow. Impaired or sluggish blood flow can cause clots, and infection can potentially increase the body's tendency to clot, so all of this can be related.
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