ARE YOU SICK OF PNEUMONIA?

BY:

CHRISTIAN MIKE SIMMONS

Unless you’ve been extremely lucky, you have encountered pneumonia at least once in your life.

Either your family or friends had it, or you yourself had a run-in with it.

In today’s article, you’ll learn about pneumonia and what can be done about it.

WHAT IS PNEUMONIA?

To put it simply, pneumonia is an infection that causes the air sacs deep inside your lungs (either just one or both) to fill up with liquid and is accompanied by other types of health issues.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS TO CONSIDER IF I FEEL I MAY HAVE PNEUMONIA?

Depending on what caused your pneumonia, your symptoms may vary.

But there are some common symptoms of pneumonia and this list is thanks to an article by the Mayo Clinic website.

Pains associated with you taking a breath or having a cough

In speaking of coughs, coughs that have a liquid spit-up resulting from them

Feelings of tiredness or laziness

Sweating regardless of outside temperature

Fevers

And there is a number more on the Mayo Clinic website.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PNEUMONIA?

Sticking with the Mayo Clinic website, you’ll find that there are three basic causes of pneumonia.

Which are:

Viral- Most viral cases of pneumonia are mild and, obviously, caused by viruses such as the cold. However, there are viruses that can make your pneumonia fatal COVID-19 is a great and current example.

Bacterial- This type of pneumonia can be caused by the leftover bacteria from a viral invader your body hasn’t dealt with after you come down with a cold or the flu.

Fungal- Do you have a weak immune system or have suffered from a chronic health condition? Then this is the type of pneumonia you’ll commonly encounter. You can also come into contact with fungal pneumonia by inhaling a large number of fumes coming from soil or bird droppings

For more causes of pneumonia, please read the aforementioned Mayo Clinic article.

WHO’S AT RISK OF PNEUMONIA?

Now that you know a little about pneumonia, you need to know who’s at risk of contracting pneumonia.

For this answer, we have the article found on the Healthline website.

Chronic illness sufferers

Those with a weakened immune system

If you’re 2 and under, or 65 and over

And many more.

If you want to know more about the risk factors of pneumonia, please read the Healthline article.

WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR?

Obviously, if you suspect you have pneumonia, you should immediately go see a doctor.

However, thanks to a site called lung.org, we have other signs that you should go see your doctor if you start experiencing them.

Problems with your breathing

Turning bluish in color

Chest pains arise

And others.

For more information go to the lung.org site.

HOW’S PNEUMONIA TREATED?

At your doctor’s office, your doctor may prescribe a few options to help you in your fight against pneumonia.

Going back to the Healthline article, you find:

Respiratory and Oxygen Therapies- Machines and programs to help you with better breathing through techniques.

Antibiotics- These types of drugs are given in a shot directly into your veins.

WHAT AT-HOME CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM PNEUMONIA?

The last stop on this journey is at the lung.org site where you’ll find an array of different at-home solutions to help you get rid of your pneumonia.

Warmth is the key- warm beverages (no alcohol), warm baths, warm humidifier, these things will help you breathe easier.

Lungs, heal thyself- Stay away from smoke of any kind, (quit smoking, don’t breathe in secondhand smoke, stay away from wood smoke) your lung need to heal up if you expect them to work at their peak.

Resting- Relaxing allows the body to regroup and gather strength. So rest often. It does a body good.

For more tips for things you can do at home, visit the lung.org site.

FINAL NOTES:

For more information on pneumonia, please read the sites listed in this article.

The Mayo Clinic website

The Healthline website

The lung.org website

And that finishes another article brought to you by Simmons Health Solutions.

I hope you enjoyed the article and would love it if you would please comment below even if you didn’t.

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Please take your health, and the information about it seriously.

And, as always…

TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY AND IT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!!!

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