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My boyfriend was in the ICU 3 months ago for pneumonia. He is better but not 100%. What should he avoid and what should he be doing to get better?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
This depends on the specifics of 1) if he has an underlying condition that predisposed to the pneumonia ( like a disease that lowers ones immunity) or one that would be adversely affected by having pneumonia ( like asthma) so this really should be addressed by his primary care doctor. Very often after this kind of hospitalization a patient is given discharge instructions, which should be followed.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the specifics of 1) if he has an underlying condition that predisposed to the pneumonia ( like a disease that lowers ones immunity) or one that would be adversely affected by having pneumonia ( like asthma) so this really should be addressed by his primary care doctor. Very often after this kind of hospitalization a patient is given discharge instructions, which should be followed.
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
In brief: Recover from pneumon
Pneumonia still kill a lot yearly, even in the USA where we have the best medications (and best ICUs).
When a huge organ filled up with blood get infected, it is like the whole body gets infected. A survivor of such a grave sickness loses tons of proteins (=muscles, antibodies..). Replenish by judicious use of proteins and carbohydrates. It may take him many months to recover.

In brief: Recover from pneumon
Pneumonia still kill a lot yearly, even in the USA where we have the best medications (and best ICUs).
When a huge organ filled up with blood get infected, it is like the whole body gets infected. A survivor of such a grave sickness loses tons of proteins (=muscles, antibodies..). Replenish by judicious use of proteins and carbohydrates. It may take him many months to recover.
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