We can define pneumonia as becoming inflamed of lungs. Pneumonia takes part in baby and old deaths. In short, pneumonia is a mortal disease. Under 5 years old child deaths, form half of deaths in our country. Most important reason of child deaths is pneumonia. Pneumonia is seen at every age groups generally. But progress of pneumonia is more serious about childrens and olds.
Most important reason of pneumonia is cold. In addition nutrition disorders take part in those reasons.
Factors that cause to pneumonia has some variations. Some of the factors of pneumonia are viruses, bacteriums, some oily foods, etc To appear of this disease, those factors must arrive to lungs. Arriving of those factors to lungs can be with different ways:
a. By little drops: Microbes that get mixed up with air by sick peoples cough, sneeze and speaking, can be infected to healthy people.
b. By air: If a healthy person will respire with a sick person in a same place, disease microbes in air, can arrive and be infected to healthy persons lungs.
c. By handkerchief or towel: If a person will use a sick persons handkerchief, towel or glass, healthy person can be pneumonia too.
d. By dirty foods: A person who consumes dirty foods that have a lot of parasites, can be pneumonia.
These infection ways can cause to pneumonia. General signs of pneumonia are fever, cough, difficult respiration, lack of appetite; for babies hard suction, crying and unease.
To be protected from pneumonia, qualified and balanced nutrition is necessary. Especially, for babies, mother milk is very important to depend themselves from pneumonia. But only qualified and balanced nutrition cant protect us sufficiently. We should take great pains about some topics too. Some of those topics are:
ü People should agree with cleanliness rules.
ü People shouldnt be found in closed and dark places.
ü In crowd places such as school, pension, people who carry disease microbe, should be treated.
ü Whooping-cough and tuberculosis vaccinations should be made on children at the right time.
Pneumonia which is seen on babies and olds generally, can seen on person who has nutrition disorders, anamia, measles, and lives in unhealthy houses because of low life standard too.