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Pneumonia Recovery Exercise
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Yes. . . and No.: Zinc is an important co-factor in our immune system's functioning. One study has shown that maintaining normal zinc levels led to decreased duration of pneumonia, and decreased duration of antibiotics needed to treat the pneumonia. This does not mean that zinc supplementation will necessarily help with pneumonia recovery; but it does suggest that maintaining normal zinc levels in the body will. ...Read more
At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?
It is not just: A numbers game. One has to take the entire clinical picture with infectious, disease related, and overall condition to make a plan. To treat with low WBC and active infection would be extremely dangerous. ...Read more
Hi there, I had pneumonia, while 25 week pregnant, and had to be ventilated for 9 days, in icu, I made a great recovery but am concerned of lung scari?
1 lung is the usual: The most common forms of pneumonia in an 18 year old usually only affect one lung and most of the time, recovery is complete. Yes, pneumonia is contagious, but usually not as contagious as a cold or the flu. It depends upon type of bacteria or virus that is causing the pneumonia, but it most cases you should feel significantly better within 24-36 hours after you start the proper treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Yes there is certainly a chance for recovery. In fact most patients with sepsis recover. The real chance of recovery depends on all kinds of details, including any underlying medical problems, kinds of organ failure, etc and should be discussed with the doctors involved in the care of the patient. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia with acid reflux, sinusitis, & laryngitis. What kind of recovery period am I looking at?
Depends on details: Your question suggests laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) aka extra-esophageal reflux disease (eerd). Generally, high dose ppis are ineffective; medications/ppis do not stop reflux. First, you must recover from pneumonia. Then, you should consult with a minimally invasive surgeon to discuss more definitive treatment options http://goo. Gl/0rrqv. ...Read more
If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?
Will to live: It is possible to recover. Okay to talk to your docs about your recovery. It will be a team effort and the patient's desire/will to recover is the most important factor. Don't give up. ...Read more
Pneumonia: If you are recovered, you can probably exercise to the level of your tolerance. ...Read more
Hi, I am slowly recovering from pneumonia, but am an avid triathlete. What are the guiding principles as to when I may resume exercise? Thanks!
Two to four weeks: If you are fully recovered, then a couple of weeks at least to make sure is advisable. Start slowly and if all is well, you can resume normal training after four weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Walking pneumonia is a loose label that can be applied to any pneumonia that you don't need IV antibiotics to treat. It can be mild and not effect your daily activities or keep your strength down to the point you don't want to get out of bed. If you feel well enough to exercise it is probably fine to do so. If you are running fever, I would watch it because your system is already not compensating ...Read more
That depends: On your overall medical condition, and the effectiveness of treatment. Keep in mind that pneumonia is a large organ system infection and as such places a large demand on our metabolism that reduces exercise tolerance for a while. If you tire quickly then wait before exercising. ...Read more
Can I exercise while I have walking pneumonia? I've been on meds and an inhaler for 4 days and the only thing bothering me is a slight cough
Yes: This generally means they do not consider you at much risk for being hospitalized and should respond to outpatient treatment. Your lungs must work well enough to sustain any exercise over baseline activities. You can push through your exercise routine and back off if you get dizzy/feel faint or realize your body is telling you to slow down. ...Read more
Can pneumonia bronchitis and coughing for 4 months increase heart rate at rest from normal to abnormal? From 82 to 97? With little to no exercise
4 anti biotics in 12 mths + full 2 weeks of pneumonia. I have had "flu", bad chest for months on and off cant exercise much at all. Sinus, allergies
Both of my mom's arms feel numb & pins & needles sensation & heavy? She has pneumonia & feels worse after breathing exercise w/ pump & left breathless
Hyperventilation: Can have this effect...How quickly does she recover? If backing off a but on breathing exercises does not help then talk to her doctor. ...Read more
See details: Rest, stay well hydrated and take your medications. ...Read more
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