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Discovery Health "Preventing Pneumonia"

Discovery Health "Preventing Pneumonia" | BCHS - Ethan Swanson | Scoop.it
Respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia mainly dwell in the lungs. Learn how to prevent these illnesses and treat their symptoms.
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*Prevention*

Trying to keep in relative good health is the best way to prevent pneumonia. This means no smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising. There is also the option of taking a flu shot annually. This vaccine is effective in 80 percent of healthy adults and lowers the odds for those in a high risk position. All of these methods whould aid in the boosting of your immue system - in hopes that your common cold or flu does't grow into something more severe.

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What Is Pneumonia? What Causes Pneumonia?

What Is Pneumonia? What Causes Pneumonia? | BCHS - Ethan Swanson | Scoop.it
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. It is characterized primarily by inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs or by alveoli that
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*Overview of condition*

 

Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria. This infection will inflame the lung's alveoli and in worse cases - fill them with fluid. Thankfully there is not as large severity as in the past due to anti-biotics, but pneumonia is still a very serious infection. Although it may latch itself to healthy people, it is most dangerious for older adults or infants with weakened immune systems. Most people will recover with care, but there are still some cases of death via the infection.

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Nine fast facts about pneumonia

Nine fast facts about pneumonia | BCHS - Ethan Swanson | Scoop.it
ONE is a grassroots campaign of more than 3 million people committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.
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-Pneumonia is the #1 infection that kills young children.

 

-It is estimated that 98% of young children that die of pneumon dwell in developing countries.

 

-The typical cost of pneumonia antibiotics is just less than $1 a dose.

 

-Pneumonia can be caused by mant mediums such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

 

-About 2 million cases of pneumonia are reported in USA each year.

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Pneumonia Symptoms and Signs

Pneumonia Symptoms and Signs | BCHS - Ethan Swanson | Scoop.it
Breathing problems, chills, and a cough that produces yellow or green phlegm are common signs of pneumonia. This eMedTV article offers a more detailed description of the pneumonia symptoms and signs, including possible complications of the condition.
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*Signs and Symptoms*

The symptoms of pneumonia caused by bacteria usually come on more quickly than pneumonia caused by virus. Despite being in the higher risk group, young children and elderly people may show fewer symptoms than others. In most cases, people with pneumonia will experience cold and flu symptoms at first, but will later develop into more severy issues.

 

Common Signs/Symptoms of Pneumonia include:

-A cough that produces green or yellow phlegm

-Chills

-Trouble breathing

-Chest pain when breathing or coughing

-A rapid heart rate and breathing rate

-Fever  with a temperature greater than 100.5ºF or 38ºC

 

Symptoms found in other places of your body may include headache, fatigue, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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