Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Fungi and Bacteria. Both fungi and certain bacteria have been associated with chronic pneumonia. Most of the time your doctor will consider doing a bronchosopy (camera procedure in lungs) to determine the etiology of the pneumonia.
Poor immunity. Noninfectious as well as infectious processes can result in chronic pneumonia however, infectious disease is the worrisome one including bacteria causing tb, fungi, molds in dwelling, protozoa, parasites.

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How would breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

Airflow resistance. Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to flow in and out. In chronic obstructive lung disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways. Read more...
Mimics it. When you smoke, your air passages become clogged with both temporary debris (inflammation, swelling, mucus) and permanent changes (scarring, narrowing). When you breathe through a straw, you are mimicking trying to get air through a small, narrow passage. Read more...

I had a CT of chest done and it showed hyperinflated lungs...Which could be asthma-copd-lung disease right? Could these cause atrial fibrillation?

COPD. Not really, there is not direct correlation. However you are more likely to mat (multifocal atrial tachycardia) with lung disease. Read more...
Copd and atrial fib. Yes in advanced and untreated COPD can cause atrial fibrilation.Changes in blood gases, abnormalities in pulmonary function studies and hemodynamic changes due to pulmonary hypertension can cause a fib, but it does not happen in every case of COPD and is not very common cause of atrial fibrilation.Stop smoking if you do and follow the tratment prescribed by your doctor. Read more...

Does chronic lung disease mean cancer?

NO. Chronic lung disease can take several forms. The most common is COPD or emphysema. The most common risk factor for emphysema, smoking, is the same as the most common risk factor for lung cancer. Read more...
No. Although many smokers have chronic lung disease and are at risk for lung cancer, they are two separate disease processes. Read more...

My oxygen deoendant baby has severe chronic lung disease will it take years for her to grow out of it. Shes in one litre of nasal oxygen?

Every baby differs. Every baby's clinical course is different. Keeping up with her medicines, if any, keeping her doctor's appointments and shots up to date, keeping your home and car smoke-free, and keeping her away from people who have infections are the best things to do to keep her lungs as healthy as possible. Her doctor will wean her oxygen down when it's safe. Read more...
It takes refocus. The length of time it takes to wean off oxygen varies greatly from child to child. Sounds like your baby has already announced to those who are observant that she is a fighter! rather than focus on the length of time it takes to wean off the supplemental oxygen, celebrate each day and the years and milestones that come with or without the need for oxygen. Read more...
A few more points. As she grows in height and weight, she will add new lung units which do not have chronic lung disease. These new units will help her wean off of oxygen. In addition, providing good nutrition and extra calories, will help her as well. Read more...

Can a baby with a vsd develop chronic lung disease from it?

Generally NO. Unless the vsd is huge, there is very little likelihood of congestive heart failure. A pediatric cardiologist can make a very accurate assassment of the risk. Read more...
No. The term, chronic lung disease, is synonymous with bronchopulmonary dysplasia typically developing in premature infants who required prolonged respirator care. Untreated large vsd can induce congestive heart failure but not chronic lung condition. Read more...
No if repaired. A large vsd that is not closed surgically by 12-24 months (younger in downs syndrome) may result in pulmonary hypertension. Read more...
Yes. If the vsd is big you can develop pulmonary hypertension. This might lead to irreversible damage of the lungs. Read more...