Can Chronic Lung Disease Still Be Treated?
Good night, my friend was sentenced to suffer from wet lung by a doctor because he often choked while drinking water. the condition is now severe, unable to eat or drink so he must be infused at the hospital. hospital doctor in my area, pontianak has raised his hand. I want to ask, if it is chronic, can it not be treated? If it still can, which area doctor can do it? Note: my friend can still be conscious, it’s just hard to talk because his throat is hurting.
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We understand the concerns that you feel.
Wet lung is a layman's term which in medical language is called pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infectious disease in the lung parenchymal tissue, especially in the alveoli (a place of air exchange). Infection continues to cause a discharge, so alevolus submerged in the fluid causes disruption of air exchange. Symptoms that are commonly found include fever, shortness of breath which is marked by an increase in the frequency of the breath and a short, coughing, and x-ray examination shows abnormal lung picture.
Related to your question, pneumonia or wet lungs can be cured by administering drugs, especially antibiotics to eliminate the causative germs. In some cases, severe pneumonia can trigger complications such as septic shock / bacteremia where germs have circulated in blood vessels throughout the body, lung abscesses, pleural effusion, empyema, respiratory failure, kidney failure to heart failure.
If complications have occurred, the condition can be managed and treated, but of course it requires more serious treatment with the equipment and medical personnel that are needed.
Therefore, related to your question, further investigation is needed to find out the type of disease and the severity of the disease experienced by your friend. The completeness of medical devices greatly supports the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Possible limitations that cause your friends can not be fully managed optimally and produce medical considerations to be referred or transferred to a more complete health service. Surely the doctor who feels your friend already has a reason for the medical decisions that are given.
In this case, you should communicate and discuss directly with the doctor who treats your friend to get more complete information related to your friend's condition.
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps