Presentation on theme: "Human Psychology Period 6 PNEUMONIA Jasmine Miclat."— Presentation transcript:
Human Psychology Period 6 PNEUMONIA Jasmine Miclat
An infection of one or both lungs Inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs Caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungi Common lung infection WHAT IS THE ILLNESS?
Cough Fever, may be mild or high Shaking chills Shortness of breath Headache Loss of appetite, low energy, and fatigue Confusion, especially in older people Chest pains WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Annual flu shot Frequently washing hands Good hygiene and health habits Avoiding interaction with those who are sick HOW DO YOU PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS ILLNESS?
Normal Chest X-ray Chest X-ray showing pneumonia COMPARISON
Can be both contagious and non-contagious You don’t catch pneumonia You only catch the bugs that cause it Bacteria, Fungi, Viruses, and Parasites Viral pneumonias are more contagious than bacterial and fungal pneumonias IS IT CONTAGIOUS?
Drinking plenty of fluids to loosen secretions Getting lots of rest Bacterial Pneumonia Treated with antibiotics Viral Pneumonia Treated with antivirals; antibiotics does not work Possible breathing treatments HOW IS IT TREATED?
Adults 65 years of age or older Children younger than 5 years of age People who smoke cigarettes People who have chronic illnesses People who are recovering from a severe illness WHO IS MOST AT RISK?