Anaerobic pneumonia; Aspiration of vomitus; Necrotizing pneumonia; Aspiration pneumonitis
Some people may need to be hospitalized. Treatment depends on the severity of the pneumonia . You may receive antibiotics, which treat bacteria. Some people may get special antibiotics to treat bacteria that live in the mouth.
The type of bacteria that caused the pneumonia depends on:
Where you live (at home or in a long-term nursing facility, for example)
Whether you've recently been hospitalized
Recent antibiotic use
You may need to have your swallowing function tested. Patients who have trouble swallowing may need to use other feeding methods to reduce the risk of aspiration.
The outcome depends on:
The severity of the pneumonia
The type of bacteria causing the pneumonia
How much of the lungs are involved
If acute respirator...
Fasting was first advocated by doctors as a method for weight loss in 1915. By 1959 doctors had begun using it as a regular procedure to address obesity and, since that time, doctors have had patients on fasts for as long as 117 days. The longest fasting period was and intermittent fast that ran for 382 days and resulted in a weight loss of 276 pounds .
The debate regarding the therapeutic safety of fasting began in 1968 when a morbidly obese patient who began the fast despite having a heart condition died in the process. Certainly, fasting should not be engaged by people who have specific health conditions. Because of the association between eating disorders and obesity, psychotherapy is recommended for those who are considering fasting.
Also, drinking alot of water to stay healthy during a fasting diet is essential.
On-Off Fasting A study conducted by a doctor from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her colleagues discovered that the strategy of fasting every other...
Alternative Names SARS Definition Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of pneumonia. It is caused by a virus that was first identified in 2003. Infection with the SARS virus causes acute respiratory distress (severe breathing difficulty) and sometimes death. SARS is a dramatic example of how quickly world travel can spread a disease. It is also an example of how quickly a connected health system can respond to a new health threat. Background Information: World Health Organization (WHO) physician Dr. Carlo Urbani identified SARS as a new disease in 2003. He diagnosed it in a 48-year-old businessman who had traveled from the Guangdong province of China, through Hong Kong, to Hanoi, Vietnam. The businessman and the doctor who first diagnosed SARS both died from the illness. In the meantime, SARS was spreading. Quickly it infected thousands of people around the world, including people in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. Schools closed throughout...
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