It is critical that you contact the doctor on emergency if you note any of the above-mentioned symptoms or those of cough with foul-smelling sputum or phlegm containing pus or blood spots, chest pain, fatigue, difficulties in swallowing, excessive sweating, wheezing etc.
The Causes for Aspiration Pneumonia may be physical, chemical or even
Physical causes such as a trauma involving the head/cranium of a person, intracranial lesion (or tumours/lesions inside the head), cerebrovascular accident/stroke (CVA or a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture of a blood vessel leads to lack of oxygen in the brain), reduced or altered gag reflex in such people who are not alert, dental problems, swallowing disorders are among the most common causes of aspiration pneumonia.
Chemical causes include alcohol abuse, drug overdose, usage of anaesthesia, certain medications such as sedatives etc
Some other causes could be old age, abnormalities of epiglottis such as structural constriction, erring immune mechanism etc.
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