Fungi, bacteria, chemical irritants and viruses are the most common reasons why pneumonia develops, which is swelling or inflammation of the tissue in one or both lungs. This is extremely serious condition because the tiny air sacs became inflamed and fill up with fluid and other liquid. As a result of pneumonia, you can experience terrible cough, chest pain and fever. It is particularly dangerous for people with weak immune system, infants, young children and people older than 65 years.
The most common symptoms of pneumonia are:
- Fewer, sweating and shaking chills
- Increased rate of heartbeat
- Chest pain upon deep breathing or coughing
- Diarrhea and nausea
- Cough (you will cough out sputum, can be streaked with blood)
- Shortness of breath
There are 4 types of pneumonia:
- Community-acquired pneumonia
The most common type of pneumonia is community-acquired pneumonia which is usually caused due to bacteria in the air, fungi, irritants, and virus. this means that you can catch it in public places like grocery store, gym, work or school. This pneumonia can occur after having a flu or cold
- Hospital-acquired pneumonia
This type of pneumonia is commonly known as institution-acquired pneumonia which means that the greater chances to catch it is in hospital, especially if you use a ventilator in order to help you breathe or you are staying in an intensive care unit.
- Aspiration pneumonia
When you vomit, certain small particles enter your lungs. Due to the fact that you are not strong enough to cough the particles out of the lungs, this type of pneumonia develops.
- Opportunistic pneumonia
This type of pneumonia usually affects those with weak immune system. Moreover, it can also be caused by organisms that are not typically harmful to people, but can be dangerous in the case of HIV-human immunodeficiency virus, AIDS-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, COPD-chronic obstructive pulmonary or in the case of recent organ transplant.
Home Remedies For Pneumonia
Garlic has antibiotic properties, which is why it is very effective in fighting bacteria. It is also an excellent solution for your immune system. try roasted garlic if you can’t eat it raw.
In order to remove mucus out of your body, make sure to use turmeric since it can act as mucolyctic. It possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties as well, which is why it is extremely beneficial when it comes to infections.
- Carrot and spinach juice
To get a relieve from pneumonia in a few days, just mix 200ml of spinach juice with 300ml of carrot juice and consume a glass of this drink at least 2 times per day.
- Steam inhalation
All you have to do is to add your favorite essential oil into boiled water and breathe in the heat from this mixture.
- Fenugreek tea
In order to remove all the fluid in your lungs and relieve your cough, you need to drink fenugreek tea. All you have to do is to boils some water along with fenugreek and strain It into a cup. After that, add a few drops of lemon juice and enjoy your tea.
- Holy Basil Leaves
To relieve your cough and flu, make sure to chew several basil leaves and then swallow them.
Due to its beneficial properties, ginger can be used in the treatment of many different respiratory issues. You can prepare homemade ginger tea which will improve your cough and lung irritation as well as flu.
- Oil of oregano
It is an extremely effective remedy against pneumonia since it has potent antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-germ properties. It has the ability to minimize mucus and dispel congestion. If you feel stuffed, you should pour some oil into a clean cloth and breathe in.
Note: We recommend you to drink a lot of water and orange juice on a daily basis, and to get the best results, use organic food.