Shortness of breath after diagnosed with pneumonia.
Hello, I am 19 years old male. I got pneumonia and even though it's gone I still experience shortness of breath.
I first started feeling different in the spring. i didn't care about anything that was going on around me and I couldn't figure out why. This went on for another two months but the only symptoms I had were drowsiness, high heart rate, yellow nails, and green mucus, none of these symptoms made me think I had pneumonia because I didn't have a fever or a cold or the flu. After 3 months of this, I finally went to the hospital I got my blood tested urine test and a chest x-ray was diagnosed with pneumonia in my left lung. my left lung was very scary. It's gone now but I still experience shortness of breath especially when I play sports I even had to quit track breath. Is there anything I can do to help my shortness of breath?
@stavus Hello, according to studies ninety days after diagnosis, 51 percent reported fatigue, 32 percent cough, and 28 percent shortness of breath. Another study surveyed 500 pneumonia patients age 50 and older and found that tiredness, weakness, and shortness of breath lasted more than three weeks, on average. Also, pneumonia is treated depending on the germs that cause it. Antibiotics are not used to treat pneumonia caused by viruses. Flu-related pneumonia may be treated with antiviral medicine if caught early in the course of the illness. Try to drink more fluid, and Getting more rest, and take the doctor's help. Thanks!