A very serious kind of lung infection, Pneumonia is often misunderstood as a case of acute cold and cough. The symptoms of the disease are quite similar though with acute coughing and sneezing in the earlier phase followed with consistent fever. However in Pneumonia, there is also feeling of chill and teeth chattering along with lack of appetite, loose motions and chest pain along with rapid heartbeats.
HOW IS PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a pulmonologist who would do a routine check and also conduct tests like X-ray to check for signs. Other tests are done based on these results.
HOW IS PNEUMONIA TREATED?
A typical treatment of Pneumonia involves medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
People suffering from diabetes, asthma and other severe chronic health problems are at a higher risk of Pneumonia.