Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD): Symptoms
About the Signs and Symptoms of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Many babies who develop (BPD) are born with serious (RDS). The signs and symptoms of RDS at birth are:Rapid, shallow breathing Sharp pulling in of the below and between the ribs with each breath Grunting sounds Flaring of the nostrils
Babies who have RDS are treated with surfactant replacement . They also may need therapy (oxygen given through nasal prongs, a mask, or a breathing tube).
Shortly after birth, some babies who have RDS also are treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) or ventilators (machines that support breathing).
Often, the symptoms of RDS start to improve slowly after about a week. However, some babies get worse and need more or breathing support from NCPAP or a ventilator.
A first sign of BPD is when premature infants – usually those born more than 10 weeks early – still…