What is Pneumonia?

 Pneumonia is a severe inflammation of the lungs in which the alveoli (tiny air sacs) are filled with fluid. This may cause a decrease in the amount of oxygen that blood can absorb from air breathed into the lung.

Pneumonia is a leading cause of hospitalization worldwide, with viral & bacterial cause being very common

What are the Symptoms?

  • cough
  • Chills  with shaking
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • General discomfort
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomitting
  • Sharp or stabbing chest pain  that gets worse with deep breathing or coughing
  • shortness of breath

What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia can be caused by both bacterial and viral pathogens wherein the bacterial pathogen is Streptococcus pneumoniae

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the influenza virus are the viruses which cause pneumonia

Immunologic changes associated with viral pneumonia

During a respiratory infection, airway epithelial cells, natural killer (NK), and CD8 T-cells release interferon-gamma (INF-γ) to limit viral replication. There is additional release of interleukin (IL)–6 and IL-8, important mediators of tissue damage associated with disease progression, respectively.

How to prevent yourself  from Pneumonia ?

Get Vaccinated

There are two vaccines that can protect you from Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, one of the most common bacteria that cause pneumonia.

  • PCV13 vaccine helps protect people from 13 of the most severe types of bacteria that cause pneumonia.
  • PPSV23 vaccine protects against an additional 23 types of pneumonia bacteria. Neither can prevent every type of pneumonia, but they work against more than 30 common, severe types.

Wash Your Hands

One of the best ways to keep yourself healthy and avoid getting sick is to wah your hands  regularly. Use warm water  and soap, and get a good lather going for at least 20 seconds. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean towel, or allow your hands to air dry. In addition, avoid touching your face and eyes

Quit Smoking

smoking  hurts your lungs and makes it harder for them to fight off infections like pneumonia. Smokers are at a greater risk of life-threatening pneumonia and the other illnesses that can come from it.

Take Care of Yourself

One of your best defenses against infection is a strong immune system.

  • Get regular exercise.
  • Follow a diet  full of fruits and vegetables.
  • Get enough sleep
  • Ease stress

We at Dr.JRK’s research and pharmaceuticals have formulated two iconic products to protect your upper respiratory tract and immune system which is namely the ImmunoBS herbal tonic for kids and S.I.V.A herbal drops  immunity booster tonic for adults

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