PE lung damage risk

Mar 15, 2020
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Does lung damage caused by a previous pulmonary embolism affect the risk profile of someone who contracts COVID?
 

LCarlson

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Nov 12, 2019
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It does. Any conditions affecting the lungs leaves one at higher risk of serious complications from Covid-19.
That does not mean that it WILL cause a problem, but rather to be aware and bring it up with your healthcare professionals if you feel you may be coming down with ANY sort of respiratory infection.

For instance, I am an asthmatic. It does not bother me on a day-to-day basis, but when I get a flu or cold that moves to the respiratory tract, I am hit harder than the average person.
Above all, keep away from pseudoscience and whacky theories. Stick to verified medical science from the CDC and ONLY strongly truthful sites like LiveScience.

We can all get through this, together!
~LC
 

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