Doctors for Pneumonia in Mallige Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lung. It can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs, or alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms of pneumonia can range from mild to life-threatening. The severity of your pneumonia usually depends on:
• the cause of your inflammation
• the type of organism causing your infection
• your age
• your general health
The general symptoms of bacterial pneumonia can develop quickly and may include:
• chest pain
• shaking chills
• dry cough
• muscle aches
• rapid breathing
• rapid heartbeat
• difficulty breathing
HOW IS PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSED?
Depending on the severity of the condition, you can visit your General Physician to get a proper diagnosis done. The doctor will conduct a physical examination which will include checking for noises from the chest and do the tapping test to check for any fluids present. X-ray of the chest will also be needed to make the right diagnosis of the condition.
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.