Pneumonia

Definition of Pneumonia:

Inflammation, usually infectious, of the lungs.  Unless the result of only moderate chemical or smoke irritation, it is a potentially life-threatening condition.  There are so many defenses against an infection this deep in the body that the very presence of pneumonia signals a pathogen of great virulence or impaired or exhausted immunity, or all three.  Pneumonitis: Inflammation of the lungs, from whatever cause.  It may be concurrent with pneumonia or pleurisy.

Also: Pneumonitis

Topics Related to Pneumonia

Acute Bronchitis

...the condition
“...However, a cough that doesn't go away may be a sign of another problem, such as asthma or pneumonia...”

Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Pneumonia
“Alcoholism is a risk factor for the development of pneumonia...”

Antibiotics

...as a treatment
“...Wounds and burns infected with streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria were major causes of death, as were the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and pneumonia...”

More topics Related to Pneumonia

Bulimic Tendency

...the condition
“...Other causes of a higher mortality rate include the consequences of chronic vomiting: aspiration pneumonia, gastric or esophageal rupture, acute gastric dilation, tooth decay and pancreatitis...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Furthermore, mortality from influenza and pneumonia is increased and this increase is directly proportional to the amount of cigarettes smoked...”
...relationship to Pneumonia
“Smoking is a risk factor for the development of pneumonia...”

Cold Or Flu

...the condition
“...But if the flu is misdiagnosed as a bad cold, potentially life-threatening flu complications like pneumonia may be overlooked...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...hay fever*, hemorrhoids*, hepatitis, herpes, impetigo*, keratitis, leprosy, lupus, Lyme disease, lymphagitis*, malaria, Menier's disease*, meningitis*, moles, ophthalmology, parvo virus*, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate enlargement, pruitis - anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis - infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer,...”

Congestive Heart Failure

...relationship to Pneumonia
“Heart failure is a risk factor for the development of pneumonia...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...The most common type of infection is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia...”

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

...relationship to Pneumonia
“Lung diseases - such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema - are risk factors for the development of pneumonia...”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...the condition
“...Pneumonia and other infections often occur in these patients and can lead to death...”

Cystic Fibrosis

...the condition
“...Infants or young children should be tested for CF if they have persistent diarrhea, bulky foul-smelling and greasy stools, frequent wheezing or pneumonia, a chronic cough with thick mucous, salty-tasting skin, or poor growth...”
...related topic
“...Symptoms include chronic cough producing thick mucus, excessive appetite combined with weight loss, intestinal disorders, salty sweat/skin and pneumonia...”

Cytomegalovirus

...related topic
“A member of the herpes virus family which may induce the immune-deficient state or cause active illness, such as pneumonia, in a patient already immune-deficient due to chronic illness, such as cancer or organ transplantation therapy...”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

...the condition
“...Immunodeficient patients and those receiving immunosuppressives may develop pneumonia or other secondary infections...”

Diabetes Type II

...relationship to Pneumonia
“Diabetes is a risk factor for the development of pneumonia...”

Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)

...the condition
“...There is also an increased risk (with regurgitation) of having food, fluid, or vomitus enter the lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...Acute appendicitis, pneumonia, stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia, pancreatitis, hepatitis, kidney infections, and even a heart attack may mimic a gallbladder attack, so it is important to see a physician immediately if...”

Hookworm Infection

...the condition
“...This is rarely symptomatic, except when there is a heavy infection, when it can result in pneumonitis, and can also cause a cough and a sore throat...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...Do not use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on patients with the following conditions, for the following reasons ... Pneumocystic carinii pneumonia - Questionable fetal teratogen...”

Hypercoagulation (Thickened Blood)

...the condition
“...Ideally, a blood thinner such as heparin is prescribed one month before beginning antibiotics for bacteria (for example mycoplasma or chlamydia pneumonia) and/or transfer factor for viruses (such as HHV6, CMV and EBV)...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...When an immature immune cell is exposed to a virus, cancer, yeast, or intracellular bacteria (for example mycoplasma or chlamydia pneumonia), a Th1 response should be initiated...”

Measles

...the condition
“...Complications: Pneumonia occurs in up to 6% of reported measles cases and accounts for 60% of deaths from measles...”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“..." [Pediatric-Allergy-Immunology, August, 1994] "Those who consumed cows milk were fourteen times more likely to die from diarrhea-related complications and four times more likely to die of pneumonia than were breast-fed babies...”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...numbers of myeloma cells can also decrease the production of infection-fighting white blood cells, leading to reduced immunity and the possibility of frequent recurrent infections, such as bacterial pneumonia, urinary-tract infections, and shingles...”

Muscular Dystrophy

...the condition
“...("ptosis") Mental retardation is also possible Hypotonia (poor muscle tone) As the disease progresses, it may lead to: Heart Trouble Arrhythmia Heart Failure Lung Ailments Lung Infections, such as Pneumonia Choking Collapsed Lung Respiratory Failure Diagnosis and Tests: The different types are distinguished by factors such as: age at which symptoms usually start pattern of muscle weakness speed...”

Night Sweats

...relationship to Tuberculosis
“...Then, later in life, the infection may reactivate, causing a chronic pneumonia with fever, night sweats, weight loss and cough...”

Pleurisy

...the condition
“...The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous and include ... Bacterial or viral infections of the lungs (pneumonia) where the infected portion of the lung involves the pleural surface...”

Pneumonia

...the condition
Pneumonia is infection of the lungs...”
...our uestion about your age
“The very young and very old are more susceptible to pneumonia...”
...relationship to Vitamin A Requirement
“Vitamin A deficiency reduces the ability of the cells lining the lungs to remove disease-causing microorganisms, increasing risk of pneumonia...”
...recommendation Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR
“US Biotek lab offers a Respiratory (Sinusitis/Pneumonia) Panel (Blood or Swab) which tests for the presence of Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma pneumonia, Legionella pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae...”
...recommendation Bromelain
“In a clinical study of 124 patients hospitalized with chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, bronchiectasis, or pulmonary abscess, those receiving bromelain orally showed a decrease in the volume and pus-like quality of the sputum...”
...recommendation Cayenne Pepper
“Cayenne may have some supportive activity as an antimicrobial to help control infections such as pneumonia...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
Pneumonia caused by bacteria and mycoplasma is generally treated with antibiotics...”

Pulmonary Embolism

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism may be similar to those of a heart attack or a lung disorder such as pneumonia...”

Sinusitis

...recommendation Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR
“US Biotek lab offers a Respiratory (Sinusitis/Pneumonia) Panel (Blood or Swab) which tests for the presence of Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma pneumonia, Legionella pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...For example, aspiration pneumonia can happen when a person breathes in food instead of swallowing it (dry mouth can keep you from swallowing food properly), and the food gets stuck in the lungs...”

STD Chlamydia

...the condition
“...Chlamydia may also result in adverse outcomes of pregnancy, including neonatal conjunctivitis and pneumonia...”

Strongyloides stercoralis Infection

...the condition
“...The mild to severe symptom of pneumonia can occur during migration to air-sacs of lungs...”

Test for Cardiac Risk Factors

...as a treatment
“...The organisms Chlamydia pneumonia and CMV (cytomegalovirus) both increase CRP and are associated with increased heart disease risk...”

Trichinosis

...the condition
“...Possible complications include arrhythmias from heart inflammation (myocarditis); heart failure; encephalitis; pneumonia...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“...Many patients also have bronchitis, so that in the early stages of typhoid the disease may appear similar to pneumonia...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Persistent pulmonary disease may manifest as persistent bronchitis and pneumonia...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...Lungs Vasculitis in this tissue can cause pneumonia-like attacks with chest X-ray changes that look like pneumonia, and symptoms of fever and cough...”

Vinegar

...as a treatment
“...History; Source: Hippocrates was said to have used apple cider vinegar as a health tonic and American soldiers used it to combat indigestion, pneumonia and scurvy...”

Weakened Immune System

...relationship to Pneumonia
“People whose immune systems are suppressed, such as those with AIDS or those undergoing chemotherapy, are more susceptible to pneumonia...”

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

...the condition
“...Diagnosis can be difficult when the symptoms are not obvious; in the very young, similar symptoms can be caused by pneumonia...”

X-ray

...as a treatment
“...Lung disease/infection: Tuberculosis and pneumonia are prime examples...”