According to the centres for Disease Control and Prevention, around 900,000 people in America are affected by Pneumonia each year and 18,000 aged people die from it. Dr. Michael Hogue shared some useful ways to secure ourselves from this deadly disease.
Here we are going to share some basic information about this disease and the ways that are described by Dr. Michael Hogue.
Basic information about Pneumonia: –
Pneumonia is usually known as the lung infection disease, but there are many certain forms of this deadly disease. Some are caused by parasites, fungi, or viruses, but bacteria are the factor that cause pneumonia in many cases.
The most common type of Pneumonia: –
Bacteria called Pneumococcal Pneumonia (also known as Streptococcus Pneumoniae) causes the most common type of bacterial pneumonia. Typical symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, high fever, chest pain, and excessive sweating and chills. Different symptoms, like fatigue and cough, may last for weeks, or longer.
How many people over 50 suffer from pneumococcal Pneumonia every year?
According to a research, a quarter of a million people in America over 50 suffer from this disease each year. These numbers state that how severe disease it is and how harmful can it be for your health.
Are the vaccines of this disease covered by insurance?
CDC-recommended vaccines are covered by many insurance providers, including Medicare, without co-payment or insurance. But we recommended you to talk to your healthcare provider to confirm your coverage.
Is there any other way of reducing the risk of getting Pneumococcal Pneumonia?
Visit your healthcare provider regularly and keep up with appropriate vaccinations. Exercise, proper diet, sufficient sleep also help you against this serious disease.