What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be serious but is treatable. This may be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. The most common symptom is fever and coughing up thick mucus from the lungs. Chest pain, chills, fatigue and shortness of breath are other symptoms to watch for.
Risks include being in an environment with air pollution or tobacco smoke as well as having chronic medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease
Signs and symptoms of pneumonia
Pneumonia is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. It is a serious lung infection that can be caused by various bacteria and viruses. The symptoms are similar to those for flu and include fever, cough, chills, body aches, headache, fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing out (wheezing), chest pain on breathing in (pleurisy) and dry cough.
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Fever, chills, or shaking
- Fatigue and weakness
Those At Risk Of Contacting Pneumonia
Anyone can get pneumonia, but certain groups do have a higher risk. These groups include:
-infants from birth to 2 years old
-people ages 65 and older
-those with weakened immune systems because of disease or use of medications such as steroids or cancer drugs
-“chronic medical conditions” like asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes etcetera
Prevention tips for pneumonia
Pneumonia is a common lung infection that many people experience at some point in their life. Who gets pneumonia? Anyone can get it, but seniors and the young are more susceptible to catching it.
It’s an especially big concern for children because they have weaker immune systems than adults do and so they’re more likely to develop severe complications from this infection.
The followings are the things you can do to prevent and treat Pneumonia:
- Stay away from people who are sick
- Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids
- Take your antibiotics as prescribed and finish all the medication, even if you start feeling better.
- Get plenty of rest
- Avoid cigarette smoke, secondhand smoke, or other toxic fumes that can irritate your lungs
- Keep warm but avoid becoming overheated
Home Remedy and Natural Treatment for Pneumonia
There are many different natural remedies that can help reduce your symptoms so you feel better sooner. Some of these include:
- Ginger tea to sooth your throat and make it easier to breathe
- Lemon in hot water with honey or black pepper, which is good at killing the bacteria causing inflammation.
- Take supplement such as: