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How could lung disease affect a pregnant woman?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Harder to breathe

During the normal course of pregnancy it gets harder and harder to perform usual activities.
Any condition that affects the lungs will make things worse. In most cases, matters can be medically managed. In extreme cases, pregnancy can become a health threat to the mother.

In brief: Harder to breathe

During the normal course of pregnancy it gets harder and harder to perform usual activities.
Any condition that affects the lungs will make things worse. In most cases, matters can be medically managed. In extreme cases, pregnancy can become a health threat to the mother.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Oxygen

Not the mother but if o2 dangerous for kid get a pulse oximeter for $40!

In brief: Oxygen

Not the mother but if o2 dangerous for kid get a pulse oximeter for $40!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: It does

Lung disease becomes important in pregnancy as the enlarging uterus puts pressure on the diaphragm & limits the expansion of lungs in later stages of pregnancy.
Also pregnancy & delivery are states of increased overall metabolism & requires adequate lung reserve to withstand these stresses. The type & severity of underlying lung disease can determine this risk. Please consult a lung specialist.

In brief: It does

Lung disease becomes important in pregnancy as the enlarging uterus puts pressure on the diaphragm & limits the expansion of lungs in later stages of pregnancy.
Also pregnancy & delivery are states of increased overall metabolism & requires adequate lung reserve to withstand these stresses. The type & severity of underlying lung disease can determine this risk. Please consult a lung specialist.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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