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Fracture Information

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A fracture and a broken bone actually mean the same thing. Common types of fractures or broken bones, as well as basic fracture treatment issues are discussed here. Look through this article for more broken bone information.
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Overview

Ive learned that, although there is a common misconception that broken bones are worse than fractures, The two terms have no differences. By definition they are literally the exact same thing. In fact the two words are synonymous. Although certain breaks or fractures are ranked on a different level based on severity, the two terms do not differentiate regardless of severity. Broken and fractured bones are the most common injury, nearly 6.8 million cases appear in american emergency rooms every year. There are two contributing factors as to why fractures and broken bones happen. The main contributor is because a specfic area of the bone cannot handle the amount of stress being placed on it, causing it to pop and snap as a result. The amount of force that is required to break a bone can vary greatly, it can be a tremendous amount of effort, known as an acute high energy fracture, such as what would happen in a car crash. Or it could simply just be a matter of the way you were positioned upon landing, known as a chronic, low energy break, or stress fracture. The second factor is simply just the strength of your bone, if you have weak bones it may be because you suffer from osteoporosis. People with weak bones or osteoporosis have a much higher chance of breaking their bones. Contrary to popular belief drinking milk will not help decrease your chances of breaking a bone.

 

Signs and symptoms

If youve broken or fractured your bone it should become fairly apparent as soon as it has happened. Especially if it is a compound fracture. A compound fracture is what occurs when the force of the break is strong enough to actually push your bone out through the skin to the point where the bone is clearly visible. If you can see your bone sticking out of your skin, its pretty safe to assume you have broken your bone and should seek medical attention. Other signs or symptoms may include the following.

A snapping or grinding noise during an injury, fall, collision, etc.

Swelling, bruising and tenderness of the injured area

The injured body part is difficult to move or hurts when moved, touched, or bearing weight

The injured part looks deformed.

Prevention

Bones are tough and very resilient, however if they are pushed past their breaking point, a fracture or break may become apparent. However common sense and following the proper safety precautions should help to avoid breaking bones, regardless accidents happen.

Fun facts and statistics.

 Extremity fractures are most common, and usually occur in men younger than age 45, and then become more common in women over age 45.  The most common fracture prior to age 75 is a wrist fracture. In those over age 75, hip fractures become the most common broken bone.

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Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & More

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Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks.
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Some interesting facts about pneumonia include:

Pneumonia kills more people when compared to other conditions that affects lungs. This is also primary cause of death in young children.

Nearly 3 million, that is, 28% of all deaths is attributed to acute respiratory infections.

About 10 – 12 million deaths that occur annually in toddlers below the age of 5 and more than 90% are in developing world.

Infants living in poor communities often suffer from pneumonia and also die due to this condition.

Most deaths of acute respiratory infections are due to severe pneumonia. Many of these respiratory infections can be cured with cheap and effective antibiotics.

In developing countries, pneumonia is 5 times more than the developed countries. Death rate in developing countries is 10 – 50 times more when compared to developed countries.

Pneumonia is caused by other infections like pertussis and measles. Pneumonia frequency in children can be reduced to 10 – 20 % by using immunisation vaccines. Most developing countries have lower immunisation rate because of funding and delivery problems.

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Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & More

Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & More | BrooksCompositeDylan | Scoop.it
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks.
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Ive learned that pneumonia is a lung infection that can give you a cod, fever, and make it very difficult for you to breathe. However it is somethng that can usually be treated at home and that on average it will clear up in 2-3 weeks. But as with most infections, older adults, babies and anyone with another infection/ disease will likely experience a tougher time and may end up having to be emitted to a hospital. You can recieve pneumonia in various locations, such as at school or at the workplace (community associated pneumonia) or in a hospital or nursing home (healthcare associated pneumonia.) Germs such as bacteria and viruses are usually the starting point for you to contract pneumonia. This starts when you inhale the germs into your lungs, if youve recently had a cold or flu you are more likely to contract pneumonia. This is because illneses make it harder for your lungs to fight the infection. Other factors that can contribute would be if you have diseases such as asthma, heart disease, cancer, or even diabetes

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Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & More

Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & More | BrooksCompositeDylan | Scoop.it
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks.
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The symptoms of pneumonia is teethchattering, diahrea, nausea, fast heartbeat, chest pain, and a fever. The longer you have pneumonia the worse the symptoms would be. In severe cases, pneumonia can lead to death or coma. You can also have cough, shortness of breath, as well as a little mucus when you cough. They may not be obvious and they may come on gradually or very suddenly. For bacterial pneumonia it usually comes after you have had an upper respiratory infection, such as the flu or a cold.

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Pneumonia-Prevention

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There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent getting pneumonia. Stop smoking. Smoking makes it more likely you will get pneumonia. Avoid contact with people who have respiratory tract infections, such as colds and influenza (flu).
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Prevention of pnuemonia is relativley simple, Things as simple as not smoking, washing your hands frequently, staying away from people with the flu or any other contractable illnesses. Avoiding people with respiratory tract infections or any infection that could lead to pneumonia. If you havent had measles or chicken pox and have yet to get your vaccinations, stay away from people who do have it.

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Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & More

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Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks.
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 There are many symptoms, such as coughing up mucus, sometimes bloody. Fever, rapid short breathes or feeling very short of breath. Shaking and the chills, chest pains, a fast heartbeat, feeling tired or weak, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The doctor will diagnose you after he asks you about all your symptoms and performing a physical exam. If at this point he suspects you are, he will conduct a series of more tests, including X-rays and bloodtests. A rule of thumb is that generally the more tests done the more sick you are.

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Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & More

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Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks.
Reece Bobby's insight:

Ive learned that pneumonia is a lung infection that can give you a cod, fever, and make it very difficult for you to breathe. However it is somethng that can usually be treated at home and that on average it will clear up in 2-3 weeks. But as with most infections, older adults, babies and anyone with another infection/ disease will likely experience a tougher time and may end up having to be emitted to a hospital. You can recieve pneumonia in various locations, such as at school or at the workplace (community associated pneumonia) or in a hospital or nursing home (healthcare associated pneumonia.) Germs such as bacteria and viruses are usually the starting point for you to contract pneumonia. This starts when you inhale the germs into your lungs, if youve recently had a cold or flu you are more likely to contract pneumonia. This is because illneses make it harder for your lungs to fight the infection. Other factors that can contribute would be if you have diseases such as asthma, heart disease, cancer, or even diabetes. There are many symptoms, such as coughing up mucus, sometimes bloody. Fever, rapid short breathes or feeling very short of breath. Shaking and the chills, chest pains, a fast heartbeat, feeling tired or weak, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The doctor will diagnose you after he asks you about all your symptoms and performing a physical exam. If at this point he suspects you are, he will conduct a series of more tests, including X-rays and bloodtests. A rule of thumb is that generally the more tests done the more sick you are. However, treatments are quite simple. If its just pneumonia brought on by bacteria and you have no underlying illnesses then you can be treated with simple antibiotics, sleep, and rest. Drinking lots of water will also help. Prevention of this illness is actually quite easy, its as simple as not smoking, staying away from people who have a cold, the flu, chickenpox, or measles are all ways you can keep from contracting this illness. Washing your hands often can also substantially prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses that may cause pneumonia.

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tommarzolf's comment, March 6, 2013 3:48 PM
Yeah Dylan!
tommarzolf's comment, March 6, 2013 3:48 PM
Yeah Dylan!
BCHS- Alyssa Snyder's curator insight, March 7, 2013 5:01 PM

The symptoms of pneumonia is teethchattering, diahrea, nausea, fast heartbeat, chest pain, and a fever. The longer you have pneumonia the worse the symptoms would be. In severe cases, pneumonia can lead to death or coma. You can also have cough, shortness of breath, as well as a little mucus when you cough. They may not be obvious and they may come on gradually or very suddenly. For bacterial pneumonia it usually comes after you have had an upper respiratory infection, such as the flu or a cold.