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Pneumonia Treatment In Faridabad

In India pneumonia is a common illness which mostly affects children under that age of 5 years.

What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection which causes inflammation of the lungs. The tiny air sacs of the lungs called the alveoli get filled up with liquide. Pneumonia can be a life threatening disease. It can be treated by medical intervention.

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In India, pneumonia is one of the leading causes of mortality in children under the age of 5years. But can affect a person at any age. If you notice the symptoms for pneumonia it is best to visit a pneumonia specialist doctor as early as possible. Dr Loveleen Mangla is one of the best pneumonia specialist doctors in Faridabad.

What Are The Causes Of Pneumonia?

The main cause of pneumonia can be either virus or bacteria. But it can also be caused by inhalation of fungi.

The disease is caused when the germs settle in the alveoli and multiply. Our body sends white blood cells to fight the infection. This causes the air sacs to become inflamed. The alveoli are filled with fluid and pus caused by the germs, causing pneumonia.

Pneumonia can be contagious as the bacteria or the virus that causes pneumonia can be passed through airborne droplets.There droplets spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

Pneumonia is also common in patients who have been hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU).

Who Is At Risk?

The people who are at most risk for pneumonia people who

  • Are Kids aged under 5 years or Adults over 65 years
  • smoke, consume large amounts of alcohol, or both
  • have suffered from conditions such as cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma.
  • Have conditions that affect the kidneys, heart, or liver
  • have a weakened immune system, due diseases such as AIDS, HIV, or cancer
  • take medicines for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • have recently recovered from a cold or influenza infection are malnutrition
  • have been recently hospitalized in an intensive care unit
  • have been exposed to certain chemicals or pollutants

What Are The Symptoms?

The people who suffer from pneumonia suffer from symptoms such as

  • Cough with phlegm
  • Fever and chills
  • Difficulty in breathing with wheezing sound
  • Pain in chest while coughing or breathing

How to Prevent Pneumonia?

There are a wide variety of causes for pneumonia. A few varieties of pneumonia can be prevented by vaccination. There are two different vaccines to prevent this disease, which is recommendable for both kids and adults. To know more about the vaccination book an appointment with our pneumonia specialist doctor in Faridabad.

How is Pneumonia Diagnosed?

When you visit Dr Mangla, he will ask about symptoms and medical history and will carry out a physical examination. He might also check the oxygen levels in the blood with a painless monitor on the finger called a pulse oximeter. He might ask you to undergo additional tests such as Chest X-rays

  • CT scan
  • Blood tests
  • Blood cultures
  • An arterial blood gas (ABG)
  • A sputum analysis

How Is Pneumonia Treated?

The treatment of pneumonia depends on the type of pneumonia. It is best to seek specialist help as you will get a treatment plan as per your condition and symptoms.

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Room No 15, Old Wing, METRO HOSPITAL Sector 16, Faridabad.

Also Avialable At Sachin Hospital, Palwal (By Appointment Only)

+91 9625293011

09:00 AM - 03:00 PM (Monday-Saturday)

info@drloveleenmangla.com

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