World Pneumonia Day 2021: These symptoms of pneumonia can be fatal, do not ignore them
Pneumonia is an infection caused by a virus, the symptoms of which can be both mild and severe. In severe cases, pneumonia can also be fatal. World Pneumonia Day is celebrated every year on 12 November to make people aware of this disease.
Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a virus. During pneumonia, fluid accumulates in the air sacs, due to which problems such as cough and phlegm as well as shortness of breath, fever, chills, etc. Many times a person ignores these symptoms as normal flu.
But experts believe that if pneumonia is not controlled in time, it can take a serious form. Due to this, the life of the person may also be in danger. World Pneumonia Day is celebrated every year to make people aware of this disease. Today, on the occasion of World Pneumonia Day 2021, know the special things related to this disease.
Cause of pneumonia
The main cause of pneumonia is bacteria or viruses. These bacteria travel from the airways to the lungs through the nose and mouth. If the immune system is strong then the body neutralizes these bacteria, but when the immune system is weak, these bacteria dominate and can affect one or both lungs at the same time. Sometimes the bacteria of pneumonia can also affect other parts of the body. In such a situation, there may also be a situation of hospitalization. Therefore, do not make the mistake of avoiding its symptoms as normal.
These are symptoms
- High fever
- Chest pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty in breathing
- Fatigue and weakness
- Cough with phlegm etc.
Who is at risk
By the way, the problem of pneumonia can happen to people of any age, from children to the elderly. But people above 60 years of age, children below 2 years of age are most at risk. Apart from this, people who have weak immune systems, who have respiratory or heart disease, who have had an organ transplant, are undergoing chemotherapy, have AIDS problems, they are more prone to pneumonia than normal people.
When to contact a doctor
If you feel difficulty in breathing, chest pain, fever of 102 or more, persistent cough, phlegm and mucus, mucus is thick green or yellow in color, consult a specialist without delay. should do. In the initial condition, it can be cured through medicines, but if it becomes serious then the situation can be worrisome.
What to do to protect
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water. Wash your hands before eating or drinking anything.
- Keep coughing and sneezing handkerchief on the mouth.
- adopt a healthy lifestyle in order to strengthen the immune system. Eat healthy food and do yoga, pranayama, and exercise regularly.
- some for pneumonia and prevention of flu vaccine are available, they Lgwakr can avoid this risk.
- Do not smoke, it makes you sick to your lungs. The condition of pneumonia can be dangerous for smokers.