Generally, Pneumonia is defined as the infection of lungs, which is caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The pneumatic condition can make small air sacs into your lungs, known as alveoli, to fill with fluid.
Apart from the usual pneumatic condition, Pneumonia can also be caused by covid-19, which is considered a severe coronavirus illness.
How does the infection spread?
When covid-19 infected person’s respiratory droplets enter your upper respiratory tract, the virus multiplies and the infection starts and progresses into your lungs. The weak lungs and immune system increase the chances of having complications of Pneumonia. In covid-19 pneumatic condition, the alveoli and its surrounding tissues can get damaged.
You will be more prone to getting inflammation if you have a weak immune system. The inflamed lungs can lead to dead cells and tissues. All these factors impact the transfer of oxygen, leading to severe symptoms like dry coughing and breathlessness.
Still, the latest researches cannot determine all the complications caused by the Covid-19 and how the Covid-19 Pneumonia is different from other types of Pneumonia.
Most of the covid-19 cases involve mild to moderate symptoms, which needs basic medical attention. People with the pneumatic condition or similar symptoms must consult with their doctor for covid-19 test or treatment.
Symptoms of Covid-19 Pneumonia
- Chest pain
- Shortness of Breathe
There is a situation or some serious symptoms, which should not be ignored:
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid heartbeat
- Constant feeling of pressure or pain in the chest
- Trouble staying awake or difficulty waking
Who is more prone to catching a covid-19 infection?
- Weaker immune system
- Undergoing cancer treatment
- HIV positive
How covid-19 is treated?
So far, there is no specific treatment introduced for covid-19 infection. A variety of drugs has been tested for the treatment of COVID-19. The treatment for COVID-19 is supportive only and given to support the immune system and maintain the oxygen level in the body.
Patients with COVID-19 pneumonia are also treated with oxygen therapy and severe cases require the support of a ventilator.
Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection
The severe damage due to COVID-19 pneumonia may lead to long-term bad effects.
A study reveals that more than 90 per cent cases who had COVID-19 Pneumonia, reported lung lesions when examined by CT scan.
Even after 2-3 months, patients reported mild breathing issues and difficulty doing heavy exercises.
Prevention & Care tips to avoid COVID-19 infections
- Keep washing your hand until a highly trusted medicine or vaccine is developed
- Eat healthy and vitamin C enriched diet
- If you already are facing some medical condition, be strict to your medication and take good care of your health
- Wear a triple-layered mask in public places and when you go outside of your home or workplace
Park Group of Hospitals requests you to follow all the directed guidelines by WHO and IMA. One of the best multispecialty hospitals in Gurgaon and Delhi, India, Park Hospital facilitates hi-tech facilities for all major health problems, transplants, and surgical procedures.