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Category: Pneumonia

When Pneumonia Walks – Dr. Julie Philley

It can be so mild that you don’t even know you have it. Or, it can be the precursor to a disease requiring bed rest and even hospitalization. The non-medical term is “walking pneumonia” and it’s every bit as contagious as the more severe form of pneumonia. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Northeast pulmonology expert Dr. Julie Philley discusses walking pneumonia.

What is walking pneumonia and how is it different from regular pneumonia? (first question)

How do you get walking pneumonia and is it contagious? (skip to 0:33)

What are the symptoms of walking pneumonia? (skip to0:50)

Is walking pneumonia more prevalent during certain times of year? (skip to 1:23)

How is walking pneumonia diagnosed? (skip to 1:42)

How is walking pneumonia treated? (skip to 2:17)

Are some people at greater risk for contracting walking pneumonia? (skip to 2:37)

What is the risk for more serious complications arising from having walking pneumonia? (skip to 3:04)

Is the pneumonia vaccine effective against walking pneumonia? (skip to 3:39)

What can be done to prevent getting walking pneumonia? (skip to 4:02)

When Every Breath You Take is a Struggle – Dr. Leslie Couch

When breathing becomes work, and when it’s the only work you can do, you have respiratory failure. Respiratory failure can be acute or chronic but in either case, left untreated many other health problems will soon arise. U.T. Health Science Center pulmonologist Dr. Leslie Couch discusses respiratory failure in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is respiratory failure? (first question)

What causes respiratory failure? (skip to 0:40)

What are the symptoms of respiratory failure? (skip to 1:50)

What is the difference between chronic respiratory failure and acute respiratory failure? (skip to 2:36)

What, besides smoking, can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? (skip to 4:18)

Who is at risk for developing respiratory failure? (skip to 5:00)

How is respiratory failure diagnosed? (skip to 5:53)

How is respiratory failure treated? (skip to 6:32)

What is the outlook for someone suffering with respiratory failure? (skip to 7:40)

Pneumonia – Dr. David Coultas

One of the diseases we begin to worry about in the fall and winter is pneumonia. For most people, pneumonia is an uncomfortable, sometimes temporarily debilitating disease that runs its course on its own. For others, however, pneumonia can cause severe complications and can even be life-threatening. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. David Coultas answers questions here regarding pneumonia.

What is pneumonia and how serious is it? (first question)

What are the symptoms of pneumonia? (skip to 0:54)

What is the “walking pneumonia?” (skip to 1:39)

How do you treat pneumonia? (skip to 2:12)

Is there a vaccine for pneumonia? (skip to 2:59)

Are people on acid reducing medications more susceptible to pneumonia? (skip to 3:40)

What are the chances of contracting pneumonia? (skip to 4:48)

What can be done to reduce the chance of getting pneumonia? (skip to 5:04)

How is pneumonia transmitted? (skip to 5:59)