This could be very dangerous if not treated immediately, so I put together some information for you, so you can look out for the signs before it’s too late. Remember, your healthcare team at Clear Choice ER is here for you 24/7 if you start feeling any of these signs and symptoms.
So what is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. When you have pneumonia, your lungs are inflamed or infected. The air spaces fill with pus or other liquids, so oxygen can’t reach your blood. Lack of oxygen makes you short of breath because your body cells and organs can’t work properly.
Causes of Pneumonia are 1) bacteria 2) Viruses, and 3) Mycoplasma (unusual or atypical pneumonia). Some signs for you to look out for are:
- Shortness of Breath
- Muscle Aches
- Thick Sputum
- Poor Appetite
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or feel you are in poor health, call your doctor or immediately, or come see us at Clear Choice ER. Also, to prevent pneumonia from coming back, make sure you keep taking the medicine prescribed to you until it is finished. If you stop the medication too soon, pneumonia may come back.
Remember, even though pneumonia can be satisfactorily treated, it is an extremely serious illness. Please treat it as such.
Article by Dr. Diaz., Clear Choice ER