Things to know about fatal Lung Disease- Pneumonia

Lung disease is very common in today’s world. Today we will be talking about a very common lung disease called ‘Pneumonia‘. It majorly affects in cold season and can be very fatal even.
It is a well-known fact ‘Man is mortal’. It is true thing that by the god grace, we human beings possess a life span of 100 years. But in the present era i.e., 21st century this life span is getting dwindled day by day.

Now you guys must be thinking; what can be the reason for this unfortunate distraction?Actually, reasons are many like change in lifestyle, eating habits, pollution and the consequences of all ‘diseases’.

Through a survey, it has been concluded that 60% of deaths are caused due to some life threatening diseases and long continued ailments. Especially in India, due to poor sanitation and polluted environment life expectancy is decreasing.

Here, we are going to discuss about a disease called ‘Pneumonia’. By reading the name itself, many of you must be taking it easy and a simple disorder. But, beware guys’ small disorders results in heavy consequences. It doesn’t matters whether the ailment is small or large; small diseases can also be the beginning symptom of some broad ailment.

Let’s come back to the topic.

pneumonia diagram

pneumonia diagram

What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a bacterial lung disorder caused by coccus family bacteria called ‘Streptococcus or Diplococcus pneumoniae’. It is a Gram positive nonmotile paired bacterium.

In some of the rare cases, pneumonia can also be caused by pathogen called ‘Haemophilus influenzae’.

Types of Pneumonia-

pneumonia in children

pneumonia in children

Pneumonia is a disease that can be spread among all. There are two kinds of pneumonia- Bronchopneumonia is the pneumonia type that is highly active among infants, kids and teenagers.

Perhaps, the bacterial infection is transmitted in monsoons and winters. In this time period moisture level is dense and immunity level tends to be low.

Another type of the disease is Lobar pneumonia. Most likely, this kind of disease appears in 10-50 years old people.

Symptoms –

bacteria of pneumonia

bacteria of pneumonia

  • Headache
  • Shortness of breathing
  • Congestion flu’s
  • Sudden chill
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea with tiredness
  • Diarrhea and teeth-shattering
  • Abdominal distension
  • Severe cough with rusty mucoid sputum
  • High fever and rapid shallow breathing
  • In many cases, lips and finger nails becomes grayish to bluish in color

Diagnosis-

Well, the pneumonia infection is easily recognized with the severe congestion and chillness. However, in many of the cases some ultrasound is required.

Chest X-rays and physician visit can also conclude the infection. Blood tests, pulse oximetry, bronchoscopy, CT scans can also be done.

pneumonia x ray

pneumonia x ray

Treatment for Pneumonia-

The treatment depends upon the severity and occurrence of the infection. In many cases, if the infection and symptoms are minimal then it can be treated through home remedies itself.

  1. But it is not good to overlook the severity because in many cases untreated pneumonia can result to death.
    Drugs such as Erythromycin, Tetracycline and Sulphonamide seem to be very useful in the treatment.
  2. Several medications and follow-up care insures the treatment and finally chest X-ray is done to conclude the treatment.
  3. Vaccinations are provided to stop the growth of infection.
  4. However many antiviral drugs also results in proper treatment.
  5. In ayurveda, ginger and garlic becomes the best cure.
  6. Daily intake of ginger juice softens the mucus; making your alveolies healthy.

We all know, prevention is better than cure. So why not prevent the disease and stay well.

Prevention-

  • Those suffering from diabetes, asthma, and coronary heart disorders etc can also result in Pneumonia.
  • Smoking also results in Pneumonia as the sediment of infections starts through smoking itself.
  • In infants and kids, such disease can also be affected due to cold and weaken immunity.

So, this was detailed Pneumonia. Guys, you must have heard; during winters and adverse seasons be protected from cold and flu’s. For kids and infants, cold weather can result in such .

Balanced diet is required that helps in immunity growth; that automatically tackles all the ailments. Currently, winter season is going on.

This season can either be good or bad for you. It is also a known fact that, winter season is healthy season; on the same time it can also be a horrific season. The meaning is not so complicated; all depends on you how you tackle it. Health is wealth. So, take care and live healthy.

Hope this post was knowledgeful and helpful to all. Share in all the social medias and do not forget to leave a comment below.

She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine.

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