Inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia) in mostcases develops in undertreated colds. In such situations the inflammatory process SARS descends into the lower respiratory tract, mucous membranes affecting the bronchial tubes (bronchitis), and then the lungs.
Types and forms of pneumonia
Official medicine and highlights community-acquirednosocomial pneumonia, this difference is caused by the agent that caused the pneumonia. Community-acquired form develops due to pneumococcus attacks, while the hospital - due to Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and so forth.
Infection by all groups of pathogens canoccur both airborne and when sepsis or extensive wounds of the chest. Community-acquired pneumonia develops when airborne infection.
There are lobar pneumonia and pleural form. In lobar variety of inflammatory process affects the proportion or all of the lung, including the protective mucous membrane (the pleura). All this is accompanied by a temperature jump, labored in the affected organ and breathing pain. Later symptoms include nonproductive cough, scanty sputum, the total critical condition.
Alopecia variety develops afterrespiratory diseases (SARS, influenza, etc.). After apparent recovery of the patient temperature rises sharply, there are pain and cough returns.
Treatment of pneumonia
Inflammation of the lungs requires complex treatment,often in the hospital. Important conditions is to comply with bed rest and strict implementation of all medical indications, otherwise the pneumonia may become chronic, which is harder to treat.
Treatment of the disease is based aroundantibacterial drugs, type and dosage of which determines the doctor, guided by the state of the patient and the individual characteristics of the organism. Depending on the degree of severity of the disease may be administered by intravenous administration of antibiotics to achieve a more rapid effect.
In addition to drugs for the treatment of pneumonia, commonlyapply physiotherapy (mustard, electrophoresis, UFO chest, etc.). You can also use expectorants teas and make inhalation to facilitate sputum.
Feeding the patient with pneumonia should becomplete with the normal content of vitamins, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Drinking plenty of fluids (up to three liters a day) also helps cleanse the body of toxins. On a background of reception of antibiotics superfluous are natural fermented milk drinks and foods, regulating intestinal function.