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Pneumonia - A silent killer

  • By Admin
  • 29 Aug 2016

It is a very common respiratory infection among people from all age groups. It is typically caused by an infectious agent such as a bacterium, virus, fungus, mycoplasmas and various chemicals. These infections are generally spread by direct contact with infected people. Sad but it's a fact that every day people dies suffering from it.

Pneumonia is characterized by

- Fever

- Chills

- Cough

- Difficulty in breathing

- Fatigue

- Chest pain

- Reduced lung expansion

- Headache

- Excessive sweating

- Loss of appetite,

- Low energy

- Confusion, especially in older people

- Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough

People who are vulnerable to get Pneumonia

- Chain smokers

- Recent viral respiratory infection

- Recent surgery or trauma

- People having weaker immune system.

- Living in a nursing facility

Preventive measures against Pneumonia

- Get Vaccinated

- Wash Your hands frequently

- Don't smoke

- Be aware of your general health

- Eat healthy home made food and fruits to stay fit and Healthy.