The Doc Report - Strokes

The Doc Report - Strokes

Having a stroke can be a devastating event and it is one of the most morbid conditions you can have. It is a condition where you can modify your risk by controlling blood pressure, regulating your diabetes, and not smoking. In the event you have a stroke, there are various therapies possible, but you need to get to a hospital as soon as you can, because the longer you wait the less likely the treatment may work.

Community Acquired Pneumonia

Joshua Strommen MD, FACEP

In 2015 Influenza and Pneumonia combined were the 8th most common cause of death in the United States. Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue itself. The constellation of symptoms associated with pneumonia (cough, fever, chest pain, difficulty breathing) is a common reason for seeking medical care.

Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) can be the result of bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. A few conditions that predispose someone to getting pneumonia are smoking tobacco, chronic alcoholism, recent influenza infection, advanced age, and diabetes.

 

How is Pneumonia diagnosed?