Pneumonia risks

  • Elderly
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Young child
  • Ventilator care (regime/therapy)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Exposure to chemicals in certain plants
  • Secondhand Smoke
  • overcrowded living conditions
  • Intravenous Drug Abuse
  • Smoking
  • Hospital Admission
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Nasal flaring occurs when your nostrils widen while breathing, and may be a sign that you're having difficulty breathing. It's most commonly seen in children and infants. In some cases, it can indicate respiratory distress.
  • Find out what a tracheostomy is and why it's done. Learn what to expect and what risks are involved.
  • What makes bronchopneumonia different from pneumonia? Learn the symptoms of this condition and the best way to treat it.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung diseases. Here's what you should know about symptoms, diagnosis, and management.
  • Laryngitis occurs when your voice box and vocal cords become swollen and irritated. This fairly common condition often causes hoarseness or loss of voice.
  • COPD symptoms are usually slow to develop and often don't appear until significant damage has occurred. Symptoms can come and go and may vary in intensity.
  • Bronchiectasis causes symptoms like chronic coughing, coughing up blood, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Read about treatment options.
  • A collapse of the lung occurs when air from the lung leaks into the chest cavity. Find out more about a collapsed lung, including symptoms and treatment.
  • Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. Read about your risk, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
  • Pleurisy occurs when the tissues that line your lungs and chest wall become inflamed or infected, causing extreme pain. It is often treated with antibiotics.
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