An acute or chronic disease marked by infection of one or both lungs known as Pneumonia. An inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, fungi, bacteria or other microorganisms and sometimes by chemical and physical irritants.
This disease occurs when bacteria, virus or other organisms are inhaled into one or both lungs. Infection occurs in the bloodstream or after trauma or surgery in or around the lungs. When your immune system tries to fight against these organisms, lungs air sacs become inflamed and filled with pus and other liquids.
The symptoms of this disease may range from mild to life threatening. The severity of disease usually depends on:
- The cause of inflammation.
- The type of organism causing infection.
- On age and general health condition.
- Sometimes symptoms may tend to mimic like cold or flu includes cough accompanied by green, yellow or bloody phlegm.
- Fever and shaking chills.
- Sharp chest pain and shortness of breath.
- Excessive fatigue,
- Headache and loss of appetite.
There are many types of common infections. If you left them untreated, it may lead to serious complications and even death. This disease is named for the way in which a person gets infected or for the germ that causes it.
- Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): It occurs outside the hospitals and other health care centers. Most of the them get this disease by breathing germs that live in the nose, mouth and throat.
- Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP): Some people catch this disease during a hospital stay for another illness. You are at higher risk of getting HAP, if you are on a ventilator.
- Health Care Associated Pneumonia: Patients may get this disease in other health care settings like outpatients clinics, nursing homes and dialysis centers.
- Common Types of Pneumonitis are Aspiration and Atypical: Aspiration occurs when you inhale food, drink, vomit from your mouth into your lungs. It may disturb your normal gag reflex like brain injury, excessive use drugs and alcohol. Certain types of bacteria’s like Mycoplasma, Legionella pneumophila and Chlamydophila pneumonia cause atypical pneumonitis. Atypical pneumonitis passes from person to person.
Natural cures for Pneumonitis:
Top natural remedies for pneumonitis are as follows:
- Cayenne Pepper: This pepper is rich in capsaicin content and it stimulates the release of mucous from the respiratory passages. It also clears the mucus from the respiratory system. Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta-carotene, which helps in the healthy development of mucus membranes.
- Fenugreek Seeds: It has mucolytic properties and breaks up congestion. This seed induces sweating, reduces fever and removes toxins from the body.
- Turmeric: This medicinal herb works as mucolytic to expel mucus from the body, particularly from the respiratory system. Turmeric has anti-bacterial and antiviral properties that fight against infection.
- Oil of Oregano: The antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties of oregano fights against thin mucus and clears congestion. Add 2-3 drops of oregano oil to a glass of water and drink three times daily.
Apart from these natural cures take your entire course of medications prescribed by a doctor. Even if you feel better or else pneumonia may recur.