What is lung congestion

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2:00 PM

What is lung congestion

Pulmonary congestion is an inflammation of the alveoli in one or both lungs, which in turn causes fluid and pus to accumulate in the lungs and may be dangerous or moderate.

Causes of lung congestion

There are many causes of lung congestion, including:

1. Lung congestion may be through breathing bacteria, viruses, or fungi acquired from the surrounding community.

2. Or it may be acquired through the hospital due to bacteria, and it may be 48 hours after hospitalization.

3. It may be through a foreign body that enters through eating and drinking that some people eat, causing respiratory pneumonia.

There are risk factors for developing lung congestion are as follows  :

1- For the elderly who are over 65 years old.

2. Children under two years old.

3. For people whose immunity is weak.

4. People who smoke.

5. Persons afflicted with (asthma, and heart patients).

Symptoms of lung congestion

1. Coughing and sputum.

2. Chest pain, accompanied by coughing and deep breathing

3. Fever and excessive sweating.

4. Getting chills.

5. Shortness of breath occurs.

6. General fatigue.

7. Persistent headache.

8. Frequent vomiting and the occurrence of nausea.

9. In the elderly and immunocompromised, hypothermia occurs.

Diagnose the disease

It is performed by the doctor by knowing the patient’s health history, conducting a clinical examination, X-rays, blood tests, lung oxygen level, sputum, and bronchoscopy.

Treating lung congestion

The treatment of lung congestion depends on eliminating the bacteria and germs that are the cause of the disease and reducing complications as much as possible. He may need to stay in the hospital, and the patient is given a treatment called cefaclor.

In order to prevent infection, it is done by taking the seasonal flu vaccine, trying to quit smoking, exercising and adhering to a healthy diet consisting of dairy products, fruits and vegetables to improve immunity, not going out of the house when a person catches a cold, taking vaccines against congestion of the lung.