What causes pneumonia?
The culprits of this disease are bacteria. Their
a lot and they are called intricately: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, pneumococci,
streptococci, staphylococci. Just pneumonia caused by various
influenza viruses and fungi. The process of the disease, its severity, symptoms and
Laboratory studies differ depending on how
Pneumonia is caused by a microbe. Naturally for each form of pneumonia -
not a contagious disease. It can not be passed on as influenza
air (airborne). And the manifestation of pneumonia depends on
condition of the body, the immune system. It therefore often happens that
influenza complicated by pneumonia. Why? Because the body during
influenza is weakened, and themselves influenza viruses can cause pneumonia.
It provided a number of factors, which often provoke disease.
- Factor lowered immunity.
- People with different chronic diseases.
- Weakened by the people as a result of undergoing surgery.
The dangerous pneumonia
Fortunately for today pneumonia is not the same
nightmare, how it was in the Middle Ages. There were no antibiotics
able to cope with pneumonia and thousands of people have died on the third
day after the onset of disease.
But, nevertheless, there is to date
dangerous side pneumonia - its hidden within. So in this case
even armed with antibiotics and other means does not
favorable prognosis. And in other cases, when pneumonia occurs
especially hard - there are deaths.
And physicians sound
anxiety - in recent years, mortality from pneumonia began to grow. Not
not confuse this with the mortality of SARS. Statistics
It shows that the "old" known to everyone, not caressed journalists
pneumonia, which often leads to death. And judging by the
the number of cases, pneumonia after acute respiratory infections
and viral infections ranked first.
In an average year in Russian
ill with pneumonia about 1.5 million people. Most often lethal
the outcome of the case in the elderly. What is the reason? The fact that
a man age already has a variety of chronic diseases. AND
immunity in the elderly is not the same, that in his youth.
Also on the rate of death from pneumonia
It influences people's attitude towards their health. Somehow, in Russia
self is so commonplace, and nothing that is not
prevents. Indeed, in our pharmacies today you can buy any
antibiotics without a prescription. A hasty application strong
It produces antibiotics in microbes resistant resistance.
It turns out that even with the use of antibiotics in severe conditions
the hospital is not always possible to save a sick with pneumonia - his
Germs do not give up.
As it is not sad, but no major pneumonia
features. They anyhow, similar to those of other diseases.
Judge for yourself: a sharp rise in temperature resistant, durable, dry or
cough, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, weakness, sweating,
headache. Many take these symptoms for the flu or acute respiratory disease and not
hurry to see a doctor. This is most clearly reflects pneumonia may be called
Is that such a symptom as cough with purulent sputum or streaked
The diagnosis of "pneumonia" can only be put after
special examination at the hospital. According to the results of X
images and other studies of the patient and the doctor finds pneumonia
prescribe treatment. The sooner this happens, the easier and faster you can
Treatment of pneumonia
Where to treat pneumonia - hospital or in
home can be solved only by a doctor. It depends on the complexity of
disease, age of the patient and the presence of chronic diseases. that
to treat a patient at home with pneumonia should be the appropriate conditions are met:
well ventilated room, bed rest, round the clock care,
to carry out a doctor's prescription.
When it came to the ambulance, and it is expected
doctor visit, the patient will be moved and shelter. To put a foot warmer.
Giving to drink hot tea with lemon or raspberry. Do not apply
antipyretic drugs to doctors soon, if not the temperature
greater than 38.5 degrees. These procedures can be performed if there is no
hemoptysis. If it is, then no heat treatments.
After treating pneumonia, it is advisable to strengthen your health in a sanatorium - on the sea or where there is a forest.
Subject to all rules and doctor appointments forecast for pneumonia favorable.