Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Wet Lung)

About- Acute respiratory distress syndrome also know as wet lung is a life-threatening medical condition in which due to the formation of small, elastic air sacs in lungs, it cannot provide enough oxygen to the vital organs of the body.
 
Symptoms-
 Severe shortness of breath
 Rapid breathing
 Low blood pressure
 Extreme tiredness, drowsiness, or confusion
 Feeling faint
 
Causes-
 Pneumonia or severe flu 
 Blood poisoning (Sepsis)
 Severe chest, head or other injuries  
 Accidental inhalation of vomit, smoke or toxic chemicals
 Pancreatitis

Complications

 Blood clotting disorder 
 Lung infection
 Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
 Scarring (pulmonary fibrosis)
 
Specialists to Visit
 Pulmonologist 
 Critical Care Specialist
 Infectious disease specialist
 

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References-
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://emedicine.medscape.com

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