Pneumonia | Nucleus Health

Pneumonia is inflammation in your lungs caused by an infection. You have two lungs, one on each side of your chest. Each lung has separate sections, called
lobes. Normally, as you breathe, air moves freely through your trachea, or windpipe, then through large tubes, called bronchi, through smaller tubes, called bronchioles, and finally into tiny sacs, called alveoli. Your airways and alveoli are flexible
and springy. When you breathe in, each air sac inflates
like a small balloon. And when you exhale, the sacs deflate. Small blood vessels, called capillaries, surround your alveoli. Oxygen from the air you breathe passes into your capillaries, then carbon dioxide from your body passes out of your capillaries into your alveoli so that your lungs can get rid of it when you exhale. If you have pneumonia, your airways or lungs have an infection caused by germs such as: bacteria viruses fungi or parasites. Your airways catch most germs In the mucus that lines your trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles. Hair-like cilia lining the tubes constantly push the mucus and germs out of your airways, where you may expel them by coughing. Sometimes germs make it past your mucus and cilia, and enter your alveoli. Normally, cells of your immune system attack these germs, which keep them from making you sick. However, if your immune system is
weakened due to age, illness, or fatigue, pneumonia-causing germs can overwhelm your immune cells and begin to multiply. Your bronchioles and alveoli become inflamed as your immune system attacks the
multiplying germs. The inflammation causes your alveoli fill with fluid, making it difficult for your body to get
the oxygen it needs. If you have lobar pneumonia, one lobe of your lungs is affected. If you have bronchopneumonia, many areas of both lungs are affected. Pneumonia may cause the following
symptoms: difficulty breathing chest pain coughing fever and chills confusion headache muscle pain and fatigue. Pneumonia can lead to serious complications. Respiratory failure occurs when your breathing becomes so difficult that you need a machine called a ventilator to help you breathe. Bacteremia occurs when the bacteria
causing your pneumonia move into your bloodstream where they
may travel to infect other organs. In some cases of pneumonia, a large collection of fluid and pus, called an abscess, may form inside one of your lungs. If an abscess forms around the outside of your lung, it’s called an empyema. Possible treatments for pneumonia
include antibiotics, if the cause is bacteria or a parasite antiviral drugs, if the cause is a flu virus antifungal medication, if the cause is a
fungus rest and drinking plenty of fluids and over-the-counter, or OTC remedies, to manage your fever, aches, and pain. If you have severe pneumonia you may be
admitted to the hospital, and given intravenous antibiotics and

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  2. I had pneumonia last year in may and ended up in the ICU in a coma on full life support for about 2 weeks, in the ICU for a month, was in the hospital for a total of 2 months. The doctors had told my parents to get all my family members to the hospital as they didn't think I was going to make it and gave me a 1% chance of survival. The doctors were great and because of them I'm still here today and the only thing I still have from it is a little cough. It is scary, before I got sick I never thought of pneumonia as something this serious and hope that anyone else that has gone through this are strong fighters and make it through it.

  3. Pneumonia almost killed me 4 years ago. i remember it was so diffucult to breathe and I had the worst chest pain. I almost died that evening.

  4. i had a total bilaterial acute pneumonia,i was about to fucking die but doctors rescued me.i was 4 years old,now im almost 14


  6. I was in ICU 2 and a half weeks in January this year (2018). I had very bad pneumonia and I was put on a ventilator. My Father has said I got admitted on Wednesday morning to the ICU (January 10th) and I was in Critical condition on Thursday night.

    A priest was called and I was anointed. The pneumonia thankfully went away but the damn thing came back once again, plus I had 2 viruses in my lungs along with the pneumonia. The priest was called once more and I was anointed for a second time.

    The hospital staff put me into an induced coma on the Wednesday I was admitted, so I was unaware of any of this. I was in the coma for 10 days in total. When I woke up I was very confused and didn't know where I was. I mean I knew I was in hospital due to my surroundings but I didn't know I was in ICU or what my illness was. I was also hallucinating pretty badly, I saw a woman who looked around 110 years old sitting down. Why would a woman that old be in ICU? She was obviously too old to work.

    I saw a Skeleton at the end of the corridor I was looking down, it had a black robe on and was swinging it's arms from side to side. None of this was frightening, I was just hallucinating it. Even when I was taken out of my coma and it seemed like the worst was over, I can remember lying down and a Doctor looked at the devices behind me. I don't know the specific word for these items, but the items that read my heart rate, my stable signs, etc. They tell the Doctors and nurses how I am.

    I remember they said they had to put me to sleep. I didn't feel ill or anything, but they must have seen something wrong on these devices and they felt the need to send me to sleep. I didn't know what they did afterwards.

    I had very vivid dreams while I was in ICU, like I was alive and in the dream. One dream was particularly bad where I was held hostage. I dreamed I left hospital and I couldn't go back to my apartment so I had to go to a homeless shelter. In the homeless shelter everyone was sleeping in the same area, and it was (for some reason) in a big corridor rather than a room. I was trying to sleep when an African man broke in, pulled out a gun and held us hostage. I can remember him having 2 sidekicks, each who had a gun and were keeping an eye out for the police. This gang was bringing in a new illegal drug from Africa to Europe.

    A staff member there thought to let the gas out from the radiotors/heaters and make the man drowsy. This worked in the dream and we took his gun. (I dunno who we were not drowsy) But at the end of the dream the man escaped. I can remember when I was awake in ICU the next week I was very paranoid this man was out to get me, I felt the dream was real. I thought if I get to go home he will be waiting for me or something. Confusion played a part in my thoughts too, I wasn't seeing things right. I can remember waking up one morning and thinking I was in a different city! I had a man from the hospital sitting next to my bed in a chair and he said for me to look out the window and see I was in my home city.

    Thankfully I was placed into a normal hospital ward on January 27th, after 17 days being in ICU. The incredibly vivid dreams stopped by them and I was obviously no longer on a ventilator, though I was still receiving oxygen. I am almost certain the very strong antibiotics I was given caused the vivid dreams. 3 years previous I got a bad chest infection and was given strong antibiotics in a normal ward in hospital; they relaxed my mind. Like how your mind goes from thought to thought constantly, with the antibiotics my mind stopped all that and I stayed on the one thought. Antibiotics do influence what your mind thinks and I reckon I was on some seriously potent antibiotics in ICU.

    I was thankfully discharged from hospital on the 5th of February, 5 days less than a month in hospital. My legs weren't back to their full strength yet, I had difficulty climbing up the stairs to my apartment, I had to take it one step at a time. Plus I felt like my breathing wasn't 100%. But those issues got resolved over the following 3 weeks.

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  7. I had nuemonia 4 some reason I don鈥檛 feel sick with more serious things like that I had an ear infection in both ears and a throat infection it wasn鈥檛 that bad just the coughs but I could of died so make sure if you feel sick at all go to the doctor

  8. Im whatching this because my granfather has pneumonia
    I'm not lieing plss can you pray for him one like plss

  9. I have bacterial rn…. I've been on antibiotics for maybe twenty hours now and it suckssssss

  10. I remeber having chest was in so much pain..and breathing was so difficult and trying to breath deep breaths made my chest hurt more

  11. I have Pnuemonia….. I was coughing more than 2 weeks, my lung sometimes roars when I breathe, I vomit a lot due to the phlegm build up, and nausea…. Rapid breathing… and I was so tired everytime I wake up… I'm ok now, it's been 2 days since it ended

  12. When I was 5 or 6 I had pneumonia, it wasn't severe and not as a bad, but it did weaken my lungs… they're strenghtening

  13. I had pneumonia when I was a new newborn like minutes old I had almost died they stuck needles in my head and other stuff obviously I cant remember. I'm just going off of what my parents told me

  14. i got a black phlegm is it dangerous or im going to die? im scared pls help why i got a black phlegm anyway im not tobbaco user i only smoke weed

  15. My grandfather just died yesterday because of this. He fought it but he was on a critical condition. His heart rate suddenly dropped dramatically I think

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