Streptococcus pneumoniae(Pneumonia) By Amber Monsen April 24,2009 Period E
Who is at risk? • Adults over the age of 65 are at high risk • Adults with diabetes • Alcoholics
Why is it so bad? • Pneumonia affects your lungs • Your lungs are a major organ in your body • Your lungs provide oxygen to your body through respiration • Pneumonia fills up your lungs making it hard for oxygen to pass through into your blood • Your cells cannot work properly without enough oxygen
symptoms • Coughing • Chest pain • Fever • Shortness of breath • Shaking chills • Discolored sputum • Vomiting • Loss of appetite • Headaches • Elderly or infants may have few symptoms
What does it do? • Bacteria gets into your lungs and infects them • Your lungs become inflamed and fill with puss and other fluids • Fluids restrict oxygen flow to blood stream • Cells stop working the right way
The facts • The treatment for pneumonia is antibiotics • 10-20% U.S. population are affected
Quiz • Who is at high risk ? • What does it affect? • What is a symptom? • What is something it does? • What is a treatment for pneumonia?