|Written by Dr.Md.Redwanul Huq (Masum)|
|Sunday, 26 June 2011 14:18|
What is Pneumonia (Lung Infection):
Pneumonia is an acute respiratory illness and presents in majority of cases by the presence of cough, purulent sputum & fever together with physical signs or radiological changes compatible with consolidation of lung. It is also known as lung infection.
Symptoms of pneumonia:
Symptoms of pneumonia (caused by bacteria):
- Fever with chills and rigor (Shaking chills)
- Cough, often with sputum which may be rusty/green/red in color.
- Pain in the chest wall (pleuritic) which may be increased by coughing or breathing in
- Shortness of breath.
Symptoms of pneumonia (not caused by bacteria):
- cough (usually with little mucus)
- shortness of breath.
» Take rest
» Increase fluid intake.
Dietary modification (List of food in pneumonia):
> Take more fruits containing Vitamin C(eg, amla, guava, mango, hog-plum, acid fruit, carambola, melon, pomeloe, plum, orange, lemon, pineapple, strawberry etc)
> Eat foods containing Vitamin C(eg, tomato, green leafy vegetables, milk, egg, fish, liver, meat, cheese, etc)
> Take garlic.