Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other Chronic Persistent Infections of the Lungs
The lungs need to contract 20 times a minute to be able to send oxygenated blood to all parts of the body. Along the process, the lungs would also need to expel carbon dioxide that has been created throughout the body. Diseases of the lungs can start from any part of the system.
There are many infections that can occur in the lungs. It can be a bacterial or viral infection. The following are some of the common infections in the lungs.
Diseases of the Lungs that can Affect the Airways are:
Pneumonia is the most common form of lung infection. The condition involves the air sacks, where it becomes inflamed. These sacs may be filled with fluid, pus and cellular debris. With pneumonia, it is difficult for the body to get enough oxygen to your blood which causes cells to malfunction.
- Acute Bronchitis. The condition is caused by a virus and may result in an infection of the airways.
- Chronic Bronchitis. Is characterized by a chronic productive cough.
- Emphysema. The end result of a lung disease that will cause an inability to blow out air
- COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The condition will prevent the lungs to exhale normally,
resulting in difficulty in breathing.
If you think you are suffering from Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other Chronic Persistent Infections of the Lungs you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other Chronic Persistent Infections of the Lungs as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).