Information regarding recovery from pneumonia

Pneumonia is an illness confined to the lungs. The human body's immune system will generally keep infiltrating bacteria from infecting your lungs, but at times can be unsuccessful. The bacteria will then reproduce in the lungs causing an inflammation in the alveoli that are tiny sacs in the lungs that help in absorption of oxygen from the air sucked into the lungs. Due to the inflammation, the lungs do not have much room for the oxygen required for the body to function. As a result of the increased workload on the unaffected alveoli, the person suffering from the condition will tend to feel a distinct shortness of breath as well as chest pain and severe coughing. It is also accompanied by a high fever as well as shaking chills. Pneumonia is mostly diagnosed by the other symptom where a person will produce yellow or brownish colored sputum during a coughing fit. Because so many of the conditions related to the chest and lungs produce very similar symptoms, it is usually very hard to differentiate between one and the other. However, whenever these symptoms are noticed, it is essential that you visit a licensed doctor for a face to face diagnosis. Since you mentioned that your condition has improved by 60% during the course of 1 week, the recovery has been quite remarkable. Most will take about 1 month to get to the condition you are in now. However, it is very important that you aid the remarkable recovery by getting you fair amount of rest as this is the primary building block on the path to complete recovery.

When recovering from this possibly fatal illness, one should make sure that they take utmost care of the lungs. Avoiding any kind of exposure to smoke is essential as is avoiding any kinds of cough medicine. Anything that triggers wheezing or applied needless stress on the lungs must be strictly avoided. Keep your body hydrated and well rested at all times. Placing a nebulizer in the bedroom will help keep the air clean and give the lungs a little less work to do. Increasing your intake of garlic into your meals is also highly recommended as it has tremendous healing powers. Eating boiled food until completely cured is also essential as this will allow your body to focus all its energy and efforts in fighting the illness rather than trying to digest difficult food.

answered by M W

If you have recovered from pneumonia and are already feeling 60 per cent better in a matter of one week, then you should know that you have remarkable powers of recovery. Usually, to recover from an ailment like pneumonia can take a month or more. It is a long and slow process, marked clearly by lots of rest. The most important thing, as a matter of fact, is for you to rest if you are recovering from pneumonia. This will speed up your recovery considerably. Meanwhile, you can follow some dietary restrictions and general simple home remedies to make you feel better. You must make it a point to include large quantities of garlic in your cooking. This will help you to recover faster, since garlic has healing properties that border on almost magical. If you can, try to eat a clove of raw garlic every night before going to bed. This will be of maximum help in a speedy recovery. One tonic you can make at home to assist you in recovering quickly is to boil one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in two glasses of water till the water is reduced to half and have a tablespoon of this thrice a day. It is known to work very effectively in helping to recover from pneumonia.

You must also try to eat only boiled food until you are pronounced fully cured by a physician. This will give your body to work better at fighting the disease, rather than wasting its efforts and energies trying to digest difficult food. You can also focus more on freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices. Avoid sweets, bakery goods and breads, as these will strain your system more. You must abstain completely from smoking and imbibing alcoholic beverages of any kind while recovering, as this will retard the healing process of the body.

answered by G M

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