Pneumonia is an infection caused by fungi, viruses or bacteria. It causes air sac inflammation in one or both lungs. It becomes difficult for the patient to breathe properly and causes fever, cough with a cough or mucus which is yellow or green. Bacterial pneumonia is identified to be more serious than viral or fungal pneumonia and requires treatment on time. Its seriousness ranges from mild to life-threatening. Pneumonia can be serious for infants, older people who are above 65, young children, and people with health issues or weak immune systems.
Stages of pneumonia can be classified in the following ways:
Symptoms of pneumonia can be mild and usually involves flu or cold. Other pneumonia symptoms are:
Here is different pneumonia causes:
If pneumonia is left untreated, here are some complications that can be experienced by a patient:
The healthcare expert begins pneumonia diagnosis involves understanding the patient’s medical history and family history. First, the doctor will perform a physical evaluation which includes listening to the patient's lungs with a stethoscope to hear abnormal sounds like crackling. Depending on the symptoms and condition of the patient including complications, a doctor might order the following tests:
Pneumonia treatment involves reducing the symptoms of infection and preventing complications. There is a specific treatment depending on the type and pneumonia severity. Here are some of the options for pneumonia treatment:
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It requires more than three to six weeks to fully recover from Covid-19 pneumonia.
Yes, it can be very serious and eventually causes death if not treated on time.
The best way to prevent pneumonia in babies is immunisation against Hib, measles, pneumococcus, and pertussis. Proper nutrition is required to improve the natural defence in babies and start with breastfeeding for the first six months of baby development.
Chest X-ray is usually used to diagnose pneumonia; further tests might be required such as a blood test, CT scan, fluid sample, etc.
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