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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Nikola014
Lots of people get pneumonia. It, like bronchitis, is often the outcome of a persistent cold or flue, and so has passed its viral stage and is strictly speaking, non-contagious.
Healthy people don't die from pneumonia, but people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer or AIDS patients, or patients recovering from any kind of surgery are particularly vulnerable to pneumonia, because of the cold temperatures at which physicians keep their operating rooms. (I got pneumonia that way)
But, unless there is something else seriously wrong with Mrs Clinton, pneumonia is just another pesky problem for her to have to deal with.
Older people have higher risk of getting pneumonia,
and are more likely to die from it if they do. For US
seniors, hospitalization for pneumonia has a greater risk
of death compared to any of the other top 10 reasons for
7. Pneumonia is the most common cause of sepsis and
septic shock, causing 50% of all episodes.
Patients with pneumonia may need to be hospitalized or
even go to the intensive care unit (ICU). After developing
pneumonia, it often takes 6-8 weeks until a patient returns
to their normal level of functioning and wellbeing
17. While successful pneumonia treatment often leads to full
recovery, it can have longer term consequences. Children
who survive pneumonia have increased risk for chronic
lung diseases. Adults who survive pneumonia may have
worsened exercise ability, cardiovascular disease, cognitive
decline, and quality of life for months or years.
18. Pneumonia is a huge burden on our healthcare systems.
In the US, pneumonia was one of the top ten most
expensive conditions seen during inpatient hospitalizations.
In 2011, pneumonia had an aggregate cost of nearly $10.6
billion for 1.1 million hospital stays.
19. The death rate from pneumonia in the US has had little
or no improvement since antibiotics became widespread
more than half a century ago. We are not yet winning the
battle against pneumonia.
Older people have higher risk of getting pneumonia, and are more likely to die from it if they do.
Patients with pneumonia may need to be hospitalized or even go to the intensive care unit (ICU).
While successful pneumonia treatment often leads to full recovery, it can have longer term consequences.
originally posted by: windword
Operative word there is MAY. I'm quite certain that Mrs. Clinton is being supervised by plenty of highly qualified individuals, and suffers no lack in that department.
originally posted by: matafuchs
I..well...I do not even know what to say. The Clinton machine is good. very good at what they do and here it is again in action. Her doctor released a statement that says she is in perfect health with low cholesterol and seasonal allergies.
The letter from Dr. Lisa Bardack will describe how the Democratic nominee received a non-contrast chest CT scan on Friday, said a Clinton campaign official. The scan revealed a small right middle-lobe pneumonia, which was non-contagious and bacterial. She was treated with Levaquin, and instructed to stay on it for 10 days, the campaign said. Read more: www.politico.com... Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
After what we all saw Sunday...if I was her...I would find another doctor.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
TBH, the only "healthy 68 year old woman" I know works out about four hours everyday and has been on a mostly ketogenic diet for a long time. So, seems unlikely for Hillary, given all of her known maladies.
originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: introvert
If she has pneumonia, that means her immune system is non existent.
We regular folks get urine tests for minimum wage jobs, I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for the same sort of physical one might take for an insurance policy from people applying for the highest office in the land.