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If you suffer with heart disease this infection could be FATAL - Express

Medichecks Chief Medical Adviser, Dr Helen Webberley, discusses the ins and outs of pneumonia.


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With the cold weather arriving in Britain, cold and flu season has once again arrived with people coughing all over the place.

Avoiding the sneezes of passing strangers might be enough to dodge a cold, but what about catching pneumonia? The condition is usually associated with the elderly who catch pneumonia when they've contracted another illness - but did you know those who suffer from heart disease are also at risk?

Express.co.uk quizzed Dr Helen Webberley, Chief Medical Adviser at Medichecks, about the infection - who is most susceptible and how it can be avoided.  The doctor, who works for an online blood testing service, revealed all.

Read the full Medichecks article in the Express

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