Feb 10, 2011

Bronchial Pneumonia


me n hubby n also frens dh plan nak gi Penang for CNY holiday.not also plan, dh siap booked n bayar deposit utk homestay + BBQ kt Teluk Bahang. Tp kita kan manusia hanya mampu  merancang, Tuhan yg menentukan segala2nya. 2days before nak pergi, my son admitted kt SJMC due to bronchial pneumonia. Sedih2 tu sedih jugak tp demi anakanda tercinta, kena redha dgn aturanNya. 1st time dgr desease ni mcm nak pengsan pn ade bila dr dgn selambe je ckp my son confirmed ade bronchial pnuemonia after dia check x-ray. after Q&A dgn dr psl desease ni, brla boleh tenang sket. so i ade share sket info psl desease ni yg mmg common menjangkiti infants and toddler especially below 2years.

"Bronchial pneumonia happens when the pneumonia spreads to several patches in the lungs. Bronchial pneumonia is prevalent in infants, young children and aged adults and it is usually caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Bronchial pneumonia also called as bronchopneumonia involves inflammation of the bronchial tubes due to infection. Bronchial pneumonia is not confined to a single anatomic location.
Whatever the case maybe, the symptoms are typical, which causes cough (with or without mucus), rapid breathing, chest pain, and shortness of breath. In addition to these symptoms, fever, headaches, sweats, and weakness are usually present. The cells in the body, need oxygen to survive and when one breathes, the oxygen travels through the nose or mouth into the lungs via air canals known as bronchi.
Both left and right lungs are spongy in nature and are located underneath the rib cage on either side of the chest cavity. Pneumonia causes inflammation (irritation, swelling) or infection of the lungs that leads to formation of fluid and pus to fill a section (Lobar pneumonia) or form patches in both lungs (Bronchial pneumonia.), thus interfering with the uptake of oxygen.
Bronchial pneumonia is triggered in people with immune defense system that is weak, and most often by a simple viral upper respiratory tract infection or a case of influenza.
Bronchial pneumonia that is caused by a cold or flu is known as 'walking pneumonia'. If your immune system is already compromised, pneumonia can be life-threatening. Viruses or bacteria usually cause pneumonia, however, some types of fungi and parasites can also cause it. Breathing in chemical fumes can also cause pneumonia."
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