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My 65 year old gpa has walking pneumonia. And he has been short of breath for 2 hours what should we do?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Seek medical help

This is really the kind of question that can not be answered specifically in this sort of forum. An old person with pneumonia can have a lot of complications, including heart failure, pleural effusion ( fluid build up outside the lung) infection with a resistant germ etc.
..) this question is best handled by his doctor, and always if severe symptoms it is best to call 911/ go to the emergency room.

In brief: Seek medical help

This is really the kind of question that can not be answered specifically in this sort of forum. An old person with pneumonia can have a lot of complications, including heart failure, pleural effusion ( fluid build up outside the lung) infection with a resistant germ etc.
..) this question is best handled by his doctor, and always if severe symptoms it is best to call 911/ go to the emergency room.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: See his doctor

Shortness of breath can be expected with pneumonia but you want to make sure that your grandfather is getting enough oxygen and that he isn't developing a complication from his pneumonia.
He needs to be evaluated by his physician.

In brief: See his doctor

Shortness of breath can be expected with pneumonia but you want to make sure that your grandfather is getting enough oxygen and that he isn't developing a complication from his pneumonia.
He needs to be evaluated by his physician.
Dr. Swati Avashia
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