Recover from Pneumonia with Dimer Health once you leave the hospital

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. It is important to get great post-acute care after you leave the hospital because it can help prevent complications and improve your overall recovery.

Get a personalized care plan and 24x7 clinical support until you fully recover:

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We will create a personalized core plan and set follow up appointments as needed

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We accept most insurances and currently available in New Jersey and New York

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What is Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with fluid or pus, causing symptoms such as cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. Various organisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. The condition can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening, with the highest risk among infants and young children, people older than 65, and those with health problems or weakened immune systems.

Treatment depends on the type of pneumonia and the severity of symptoms. Bacterial pneumonia is typically treated with antibiotics, while viral pneumonia may require antiviral medications. Supportive care is crucial and includes rest, fluids, and fever reducers. Prevention can be managed through vaccination, regular hand washing, and smoking cessation to strengthen lung health. It's important for at-risk individuals to receive vaccines against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia, which are common causes of the disease.

Please call or book an appointment with us if you think you have Pneumonia or are recovering from it

Pneumonia Recovery Tips

Recovering from pneumonia treatment after a hospital discharge involves careful self-care to ensure a full recovery and prevent complications. Here are essential tips to guide your recovery:

Following these tips can help you recover more comfortably and effectively from Pneumonia.

  1. Complete the Course of Antibiotics: If you were prescribed antibiotics, it’s crucial to finish the entire prescribed course, even if you start feeling better before it’s finished. This ensures all the bacteria causing the pneumonia are eradicated.
  2. Rest Adequately: Pneumonia can be particularly taxing on the body. Ensure you get plenty of rest to help your body heal. Allow yourself to sleep more than usual and take it easy as your energy levels gradually return.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of fluids is important to help loosen the mucus in your lungs, making it easier to cough up. Water, juice, and warm teas are beneficial.
  4. Manage Your Symptoms: Continue to manage fever, pain, and coughs as recommended by your doctor. Over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help reduce fever and relieve pain, while cough suppressants or expectorants may be suggested to help with coughing.
  5. Eat Nutritious Foods: A balanced diet supports immune function and recovery. Focus on consuming fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Warm, cooked meals can also be soothing and easier to digest.
  6. Avoid Smoke and Pollutants: Smoke and other pollutants can worsen respiratory symptoms. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke, and stay away from other lung irritants like strong odors and chemicals.
  7. Practice Breathing Exercises: Simple breathing exercises can help you clear your lungs and get more oxygen. Your healthcare provider can recommend specific exercises suited to your condition.
  8. Keep Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider. These visits allow your doctor to monitor your recovery and detect any complications early.
  9. Watch for Symptoms of Relapse or Worsening: Alert your doctor if you experience an increase in symptoms like worsening cough, difficulty breathing, increased phlegm, or a return of fever, as these could indicate a relapse or complication.
  10. Gradually Increase Activity: As your strength returns, slowly increase your physical activity. Begin with light activities like walking, gradually building up as you feel able.

By adhering to these tips and maintaining regular communication with your healthcare provider, you can ensure a smoother recovery from pneumonia.

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