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The Extent of Pneumonia's Effect in America - Community Education at Pulse Uniform | Community Education Pulse Uniform

Video Transcript:

Pneumonia Facts:

  • Pneumonia is the leading killer of children under 5
    years old.
  • In 2012 alone, 1.1 million children died from this preventable
    and treatable illness.
  • Accounting for 17% of child mortality; more than AIDS,
    malaria and tuberculosis combined.
  • Pneumonia and influenza together are ranked as the eighth
    leading cause of death in the United States.

The people considered at high risk for pneumonia include

  • The elderly (over 65 years of age)
  • The very young
  • Those with underlying health problems such as chronic
    obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes mellitus,
    congestive heart failure and sickle cell anemia.

Pneumonia Symptoms:

  • cough (with some pneumonia you may cough up greenish
    or yellow mucus or even bloody mucus)
  • fever
  • shaking chills
  • shortness of breath (may only occur when you climb stairs).
  • confusion especially in older people
  • excessive sweating and clammy skin
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • low energy
  • fatigue
  • sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you
    breathe deeply or cough.

The good news is - pneumonia is treatable. Being aware of Pneumonia and its symptoms is crucial, because it can greatly determine the difference between life and death