Acute pneumonia : Symptoms

pneumonia - a disease that combines various inflammatory group (often infectious) processes in the lung with a lesion of respiratory departments.

clinical picture of acute pneumonia, varying degrees of severity of manifestations, which are determined to a large extent the nature of the pathogen.

manifestations of pneumonia

severe forms of acute pneumonia called lobar pneumonia.This form is manifested by chills, headache, pain in the side, which is enhanced by deep breathing and coughing, shortness of breath.There is a general feeling of weakness and fatigue, body temperature thus rises to 39-40 degrees.

In acute pneumonia, chest pain becomes so severe that the patient struggles to hold his breath, not to cough.the patient's face turns pale, feverish glow appears on the affected side may shortness of breath - up to 30-40 per minute.

From the beginning of acute pneumonia, the patient has a tachycardia - 110-120 beats per minute.Very long pulse quickening indicates severe the disease, which causes

a rapid decrease in blood pressure.

In addition, there may be functional changes in the digestive system, which manifest themselves in the form of nausea, vomiting, delayed stool, anorexia.At this time, tongue dry and coated with white bloom.Chance of flatulence.In very severe acute pneumonia increases in the size of the liver, palpation is noted her pain.

in all patients with acute pneumonia observed neurological symptoms (headache, insomnia, strange excitement, passing into delirium).

Sometimes meningeal symptoms can develop: hypersensitivity of the skin, stiff neck, confusion, etc. When

time disease detection and rational treatment of acute pneumonia is completely cured after three to four weeks..

Residual effects can be observed for a further six months.This dry wheezing, hard breathing, the violation of the chemical composition of the blood.

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