Bacteria causes infection which at times become way too complicated than we in general expect. Likewise, pneumonia is a disease which is a major hit in the body by the infection spread by bacteria. Fungi or virus can also be the cause of pneumonia. How it is spread and what makes it risky for others; how long does pneumonia last and certain associated aspects are discussed in the article.
Here is a list of topics covered in the article:
- Facts about Pneumonia.
- Symptoms and effects of pneumonia.
- The severity of pneumonia.
- How long does pneumonia last?
- Treatment and cure.
Facts about Pneumonia:
- Pneumonia is lung infection, mostly carried out by sneezing, coughing and at times breathing.
- The risk factor which stays connected to the disease is the spread of infection even when it is not diagnosed.
- Symptoms aren’t always enough to determine the growth of infection in the lung.
- Flu and cough are the basic combination of pneumonia.
- Pneumonia is not always life threatening. If it stays for more than 21 days, the beginning of danger starts.
- Its cure is through vaccination and medically prescribed drugs.
Symptoms and effects of pneumonia:
There are more than thirty different root causes of pneumonia. Upon asking doctors about the duration, it mostly stays to 3 to 4 weeks. The reason for the spread (of pneumonia) stands valid and questionable on the basis of different elements.
According to the research and scientific studies, an outbreak of pneumonia in America is restricted to viruses and not bacteria. Despite the fact that the results always fluctuate, researchers have come to the conclusion that there is one-third of the patients who are either young adults or children below ten years of age.
Some causes of pneumonia:
Some of the main causes of pneumonia are:
- Viral infections
- RSV – Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- SARS virus – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
- Herpes Simples Virus
Hitches of pneumonia:
Children below the age of ten and young adults in their teenage are more prone to catch pneumonia. People who are in their late years (60 years and above) are also on the hit list because of the low resistance power in their bodies. Even though the disease is risky and life threatening, we can always avoid reaching complications.
Here is a list of complications a patient may experience because of pneumonia.
- The patient may enter the zone of high risk when water starts developing between lungs and the thin lining in the chest. To remove the water stored between these two spots, a chest tube is used to drain the liquid.
- An abscess is basically an accumulation of pus in the lungs which is typically treated with antibiotics or/and surgeries if needed.
- Pneumonia is fatal in some extreme cases of complications.
- Heart attacks or cardiovascular episodes are likeable to occur when pneumonia is recorded in the medical history.
How long does pneumonia last?
The patient gets to feel better after three to five days of proper medication. Although there are many symptoms which stay present like; a mild cough, fever and fatigue. 90 percent of the people affected with pneumonia are able to start their normal activities within the course of 7 days.
Naturally, patients who are hospitalized are more towards the risky side. Therefore, they need around 21 to 25 days to recover fully and go back to normal life.
Either the patient was hospitalized or stayed at home during the illness, the recovering time is pretty much crucial. As the patient gets back home, he must be vigilant about:
- Taking proper rest and sleep.
- Naps become mandatory.
- Drink a lot of water and liquids to keep away from dehydration.
- Usage of prescribed drugs/medicines.
Those patients who have been staying at home while sickness should follow the doctors advice. They should also make sure that the progress is satisfactory or not and if not, what exactly needs to be done to get it better.
Hospitalized patients need to go for follow-ups by going to their doctors too.