Systems of Pneumonia

Pneumonia is severe lung infections whereby the passages of microscopic air in the lungs known as alveoli are inflamed and these alveoli are know to be air filled sacs which absorb oxygen. When these passages have been blocked with pus or mucus, then oxygen will not be able to reach the blood. Some of the symptoms of pneumonia are; coughing with yellow, green, bloody mucus or rust colored, chills, chest pains, fatigue, breathing labored, sweating, upset stomach and poor appetite. And there are various ways by which pneumonia can be treated. This treatment also is based on how severe and the type of the pneumonia. Antibiotics are very functional in fighting bacterial pneumonia but they are not effective when used in treating pneumonia which is caused by virus.


  1. Bacterial Infections Causing Pneumonia

This type of pneumonia develops when the body is able to resist infection fails to do so. This situation can start from many sources even though one out of two cases is usually so due to the bacterial infections. It has been observed that bacterial pneumonia is caused by streptococcus bacteria which are known as pneumococcus. It could also happen as a result of ear infection and meningitis. It is well known that a healthy person has three types of organisms in their upper part of their respiratory tract and if such person is infected, they can spread it to the lower tract, it brings about bacterial pneumonia.

  1. Viral Pneumonia

The cause of viral pneumonia is influenza, the varicella virus and respiratory syncytial. Even though both viral and bacterial pneumonia have the same kind of early symptoms, yet viral pneumonia is not as harsh as bacterial pneumonia. In viral pneumonia, the fevers are reduced and there is no need for antibiotics. But some patients that have severe cases are hospitalized in order to prevent them from dehydration and receive help in terms of breathing.

  1. Environmental Sources

Some people do contact pneumonia from the air when dust or other fine particles are inhaled such as water vapor.

  1. Parasite

People rarely contact pneumonia through parasites that enter the body via the skin and immediately the body receives the parasite, it travels via the bloodstream to the lungs. Parasites can also enter the body through mount.

  1. Fungi

Pneumonia can also be contacted through fungi when it is inhaled. For instance, those people that have weak immune systems as well as those people going through chemotherapy treatment are very prone to yeast-like fungi called Pneumocystis carinii.

  1.  Self-Infection

When someone vomits, he or she breathes out harmful contents of bacteria from his or her stomach and this result to pneumonia.

Virus and bacteria that are found in the nose and mouth of the infected person are highly contagious. Although, pneumonia is not as contagious as believed by the people more so, contacting a cold and flu virus is very contagious and the pneumonia disease is usually cored in the lungs which is not infectious. Even though, many people exposed to disease may contact minor colds and coughs but it is unlikely that exposure to a person that has such illness could lead to contamination. Elderly people and those people with weak immune system are usually in more danger with pneumonia because they have a little chance of recovery more than other people.

Home remedy to Pneumonia

  1. Parsnip Juice: It reduces sweat and brings relief from pneumonia.
  2. Vegetable juice: It helps in the healing process.
  3. Toss the cigarettes: Stopping cigarettes help you cough up much mucus for a time and this is a good sign.
  4. Turpentine oil: It relieves you from pneumonia pain.
  5. Eat onions: It helps protect the lungs from infection.

All these are very effective in treating pneumonia

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