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    Understanding Pneumonia in Adults

    Pneumonia was the 2nd leading cause of death in Malaysia in 2018

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    Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria is one of the most common causes of bacterial pneumonia.

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    While pneumonia is a serious disease, it is preventable and one of the options is vaccination.

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    When you have pneumonia, the air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs become inflamed and fill up with fluid or pus.

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    When the air sacs are flooded, it is hard for oxygen to get into the bloodstream and it may fall to a dangerously low level in the body.

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    Pneumonia symptoms include coughing, fever, and trouble breathing.

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    Older people may show more subtle symptoms, such as confusion.

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    Pneumonia is preventable.

    Reduce the risk of getting pneumonia:

    • Wash hands regularly
    • Eat right, stay fit and get plenty of rest
    • Avoid people with symptoms of respiratory diseases
    • Stop smoking

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    You can also get vaccinated. Speak to your doctor about pneumococcal vaccination and how else to reduce your risk of getting pneumonia.


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