Pneumonia: 15 Things You Should Know (Part 1)

Pneumonia is a common disease that many people still have to deal with today. While it isn’t as deadly as it used to be years ago, it still threatens lives today. Here are some facts about this disease that more people should know in order to live healthy lives. Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: One Child in Every 20 Seconds Dies

While people can contract pneumonia any time of their lives, it is more of a risk to children. Every 20 seconds, it kills a child. That is a crazy statistic.

Number Fourteen: It Affects Developed Nations More

In contrast to many diseases, pneumonia tends to hit people more in developed countries than in those in developing countries. Thousands of more people are affected in this sort of environment.

Number Thirteen: Breastfeeding is a Great Weapon

When it comes to pneumonia, breastfeeding is a great way to fight against it. Those who are breastfed in the first six months of life make them much more able to fight it than those who do not.

Number Twelve: An Antibiotic Can Save You

Children with serious cases of pneumonia can be saved with a simple antibiotic which costs less than a dollar. That is such a small price to pay to save your life.

Number Eleven: Pneumonia’s Threat Reduced with Time

People who are under five years of age are at the highest risk when it comes to getting pneumonia. While people can get the disease at any age, its a lot safer to deal with past this age. This is particularly important to realize.

Number Ten: You Can Carry the Disease Without Getting Sick

It is possible for people to have the disease without getting sick from it. People can carry pneumonia in their throats, which sounds bizarre, but is quite common.

Number Nine: It’s Popular in Hospitals

Doctors treat a lot of people with pneumonia. In fact, it’s the second most common infection in clients who have been hospitalized.

There’s more to this common disease that most people know. Stay tuned for the next part of the article, which should be here soon!