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CHF Overview - What It Is: Part 4

4 - Pneumonia!

The Really, Really DANGEROUS Thing About Water in the Lungs

It Can Give You Pneumonia
Pneumonia germs love living in lung water.
And what does CHF put in your lungs?  Water!
Pneumonia germs in the lungs (an infection) can put you in the hospital and even kill you.

There are pneumonia germs in the air

Usually, pneumonia germs mind their own business.

But when pneumonia germs think there is water in somebody's lungs - that's where they go!
Woman with water in her lungs.
Lungs with pneumonia infection.

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