A recent study by Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing showed that more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with pneumonia every year.
But what exactly is pneumonia and how is it different from other conditions like bronchitis?
Let’s start with pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a common disease in the United States.
It affects more than one in 10 adults and more than a quarter of children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is caused by bacteria and viruses that can cause severe pneumonia.
If it is diagnosed early, you will recover faster.
Pneumonias can be life-threatening.
The symptoms of pneumonia include shortness of breath, fever, cough, shortness or loss of muscle tone, weakness or difficulty breathing, or anorexia, according the CDC.
In severe cases, pneumonia can result in death.
Symptoms can also vary between people.
If you are sick, it can take up to two weeks to recover.
Possible symptoms of respiratory infections can include short breath, shortened breath, cough that lasts for a few seconds or shortness in breathing, according a Johns Hopkins Medical Center press release.
Symptoms of pneumonia can also include shortening breath, coughing or difficulty in breathing.
Pulmonary disease is caused when a blood clot develops in the lungs, causing the air in your lungs to leak out, according CDC.
Breathing becomes shallow, your blood pressure increases, and you feel shortness and shortnessing of breath.
You may also have difficulty swallowing.
These symptoms of pulmonary disease can cause your breathing to become shallow and short, as well as your blood to flow less effectively, according for the CDC and the American College of Cardiology.
Pubertal changes in the abdomen or lower legs are also symptoms of chronic bronchopneumonia.
These changes include: loss of weight, weight gain, and/or muscle or joint pain, according with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Pancreatic disease is a disease of the pancreas.
Pancreatitis, or chronic bronchiectasis, is a type of pneumonia caused by a bacterial infection that damages the lining of the small intestines, according CNN.
Pancreas damage is the result of the bacteria, which are called Enterobacteriaceae.
Symptoms include difficulty in eating, constipation, and diarrhea.
You also may have other symptoms like fatigue and low energy.
The disease can be caused by: a bacterial bacterial infection in the pancreatic duct, or the pancuronium, a small section of the large intestine.
This section is the area that separates the large bowel from the stomach.
If the bacteria enter the small bowel, it damages the large intestines lining, causing damage to the pancurms lining.
Pancres damage is more common in women.
People who are obese, have high blood pressure, and have diabetes are more likely to develop the disease.
The most common cause of chronic pneumonia is Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can live in the blood and cause the infection.
This bacteria is responsible for many chronic conditions including: bronchial asthma, chronic broncheitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic obstructural heart disease (COHED), chronic pulmonary embolism (CPE), and chronic obstructor disease (COLD), according to MedlinePlus.
Hospitals can treat pneumonia with antibiotics and antibiotics alone.
Antibiotics help control the bacteria that cause the illness.
Doctors can also prescribe antiviral medications to fight the infection, according Health.com.
Possibly, a combination of antibiotics and antivirals will be most effective.
However, antivirials alone are not the best way to treat pneumonia.
Antiviral medications can also be used to treat the bacteria in the respiratory tract, which can be harmful to the lungs.
Doctors also recommend the use of antibiotics for pneumonia that has spread to other parts of the body, according CBS News.
Antiviral drugs are used for pneumonia and other chronic infections that can spread to the bloodstream, such as HIV/AIDS and pneumonia, according MedlinePlus and the Centers For Disease Control.
Permanent lung damage is often a side effect of the antibiotics.
This is when the bacteria is in the bloodstream and the lung is no longer healthy.
It can include coughing and short breath.
If your symptoms worsen, your doctor can prescribe an antibiotic.
Antibiotics are usually used to prevent the spread of the disease, and to treat severe cases.
The most effective treatment is a combination antibiotic and antiviral medication.
Anti-inflammatories and anti-inflammatory medications can be used as an additional option to prevent or treat severe pneumonia, the CDC says.
Antihistamines are commonly used to relieve pain, as can antifungals.
You can also use antibiotics to help prevent pneumonia in your home