Senior’s Susceptibility to Pneumonia




Dr. Carol Barrocas, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, says that seniors, at their age, have a weaker immune system, susceptible to any type of infection or disease.

She also says, a lot of seniors are also in skilled nursing facilities where they are exposed quite a bit.

Dr. Michelle Brewster, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, adds seniors may have others conditions like diabetes, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s, which can predispose the development of pneumonia.

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