Explaining Pulmonary Infections

A depiction of lungs.
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Pulmonary infections effect millions of people worldwide every year. Those who are affected by a pulmonary infection have trouble breathing and sometimes the infection can worsen with time. Elmhurst Extended Care Center recently wrote a blog explaining 3 kinds of pulmonary infections and what symptoms to look out for. 

One of the first infections that EECC brings up is asthma. Though many people might not relate asthma to pulmonary infections, it is still considered a pulmonary infection because asthma makes it difficult to breath. With asthma, your airways become inflamed, you become more vulnerable and you can contract another pulmonary infection. If you would like to look out for asthma symptoms, EECC says that chest tightness, shortness of breath, and chronic coughing are some symptoms that many people with asthma experience. 

Bronchitis is also another pulmonary infection that you should be aware of. Bronchitis is diagnosed when a patient’s bronchial tubes become infected. With infected bronchial tubes, it becomes more difficult to breath. Furthermore, bronchitis can also develop into a more serious issue if nothing is done about it. Though antibiotics do not work against viral infections like bronchitis, you can still take measures to heal faster. Rest and fluids are always helpful when you are feeling under the weather.  

For more information, you may visit 3 Types of Pulmonary Infections and What to Look Out For