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

  • Fat Embolism
  • Burns
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Drinking too much alcohol, or being unable to control consumption, can indicate alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Too much alcohol in the blood or having withdrawal can lead to serious mental and physical symptoms.
  • Alcohol addiction can manifest in many ways. The severity, frequency of use, or type of alcohol consumed can vary significantly from one person to the next.
  • Learn about alcoholism symptoms, treatment, prevention, and more.
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