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What is a lung injury?

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Your ribs provide some protection to your lungs, but injuries can still happen. Trauma can cause fluid (and often air) to leak into the lungs. When this happens, your lungs can't give your body the oxygen it needs to survive.

From: Do I Have a Lung Injury? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 11, 2016

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 11, 2016

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