Other Symptoms

In addition to the main symptoms of pulmonary disease, there are other, less common symptoms. These include the following:

• Stridor (noisy breathing)

• Voice changes

• Swelling of the ankles (dependent edema)

Stridor is a harsh type of noisy breathing and is usually associated with obstruction of a major bronchus that occurs with aspiration. Voice changes can occur with inflammation of the vocal cords or interference with the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Swelling of the ankles is a manifestation of dependent edema, which is associated with right-sided heart failure, renal disease, liver disease, and obstruction of venous flow. As the condition worsens, abnormal accumulations of fluid produce generalized edema, known as anasarca.

Baby Sleeping

Baby Sleeping

Everything You Need To Know About Baby Sleeping. Your baby is going to be sleeping a lot. During the first few months, your baby will sleep for most of theday. You may not get any real interaction, or reactions other than sleep and crying.

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