BPD (Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia)

A breathing disorder that disrupts the normal development of an infant’s lungs due to irritation. Infants who are considered to be at risk for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia include those born two months prior to their due date, those born under 2.2. pounds, and those suffering from respiratory distress syndrome. Common symptoms include wheezing, apnea, shortness of breath, retractions, and cyanosis. While most infants fully recover under hospital care, some may experience difficulties until the age of two, and sometimes even into adulthood.