Pneumonia is basically a lung infection and it is caused by bacteria and viruses. One can get the disease by exposure to outside areas or within a hospital environment as well. The symptoms of this condition include fever, mucus inducing coughs and also feeling pain in the chest which tends to increase while coughing. Some types of Pneumonia are infectious.
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?
It is initially treated with antibiotics. When this fails a bronchoscopy is conducted and antiviral drugs are prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
People suffering from diabetes, asthma and other severe chronic health problems are at a higher risk of Pneumonia.