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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) risks
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

  • Burns
  • Fat Embolism
  • Sepsis
  • Lung Injury
  • Cirrhosis
  • Elderly
  • Critical Illness
  • Alcoholism
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Pulmonary Contusion
  • Ventilator-associated lung injury
  • Cigarette smoker
  • Crush injury of respiratory structure
  • One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.
  • Cirrhosis is the severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections.
  • Learn about alcoholism symptoms, treatment, prevention, and more.
  • For many people, having a drink a few times per week can be a way to unwind with friends. However, drinking to excess or being unable to control the amount of alcohol you consume could lead to serious health consequences or problems at work, schoo...
  • Read about the differences between alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
  • Alcoholism affects people of any race, sex, and socioeconomic background. Read more on how to treat it.
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