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    Pneumonia & Other Chronic Diseases

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    Living with chronic diseases is not easy. Chronic disease is one of the risk factors that can increase the chance of getting other health problems.

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    One of these health problems is pneumonia, a serious lung condition.

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    Speak to your doctor about getting vaccinated. It is one of the options to help in preventing pneumonia.

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    Based on a study conducted in United States, people aged 50-64 years with chronic heart disease are around 4 times more likely to get pneumonia.

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    The same study in US found that the risk of people aged 50-64 getting pneumonia is around 6 times higher if they have chronic liver disease.

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    Furthermore, the US study found that if people aged 50-64 have chronic lung disease, they are around 9 times more susceptible to pneumonia.

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    According to the same US study, chronic renal failure patients aged 50-64 years are around 10 times more likely to get pneumonia.

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    Speak to your doctor about pneumococcal vaccination and how else to reduce your risk of getting pneumonia.


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    Learn About Pneumonia. (Updated May 27, 2020). American Lung Association. https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/pneumonia/learn-about-pneumonia

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    Preventing Pneumonia. (Updated May 27, 2020). American Lung Association. https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/pneumonia/preventing-pneumonia

    Slides 5-8 - Shea, K. M., Edelsberg, J., Weycker, D., Farkouh, R. A., Strutton, D. R., & Pelton, S. I. (2014, March). Rates of pneumococcal disease in adults with chronic medical conditions.
    Open forum infectious diseases (Vol. 1, No. 1). Oxford University Press.

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