Shortness Of Breath And CT Results Of Bronchopneumonia
afternoon, my doctor a housewife lately I often experience shortness and I scann thorax photo. the result is broncho pneumoni. I do not smoke, what are the causes huh?
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Bronchopneumonia is a respiratory infection that occurs due to inflammation of the bronchi to the alveolar lung. This disease can be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi.
The influence of age, especially toddlers, children and the elderly, environmental conditions, daily lifestyle, and the presence of previous comorbidities can increase the risk of bronchopneumonia. Infection by viruses, bacteria and fungi is easily transmitted from the surrounding environment.
Symptoms of bronchopneumonia include symptoms of acute respiratory infections such as colds, then accompanied by coughing and fever. It also can cause nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, muscle aches, shortness of breath, rapid breathing and chest pain when coughing and when taking deep breaths.
The diagnosis of bronchopneumonia can be known by history taking of the symptoms, blood laboratory, chest x-ray, sputum test, pulmonary function tests to CT scan if needed.
Treatment of bronchopneumonia depends on the cause. Usually mild bronchopneumonia, especially caused by a virus can recover within 2-3 weeks without special treatment. However, if there is an indication of a bacterial infection, treatment with antibiotics is needed.
Healing diseases are also influenced by endurance. To increase endurance, it is advisable to consume healthy and nutritious food, to meet the needs of body fluids every day, regular exercise and adequate rest. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke and pollution. Wear a nose and mouth mask, diligently wash your hands and keep a distance from other people or make physical contact to prevent transmission.
Check your condition to the nearest doctor or lung specialist to get the right information and treatment.
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