We are going to talk about this because of the recent Wuhan Virus in 2020
Definition and Overview
Pneumonia is an acute medical disease that is characterized by the presence of an infection in the lung parenchyma. It is typically caused by bacteria or virus, and usually affects the alveoli, or the small air sacs in the lungs.
Cause of Condition
Pneumonia typically begins as an upper respiratory infection. Viruses and bacteria are usually responsible, but infection with parasites and fungi may also occur. These organisms typically enter the pulmonary system via the inhalation of airborne droplets that are contaminated with the organism. Some organisms may also infect a person’s lungs through the bloodstream.
The most common symptom of pneumonia is productive cough. It is usually associated with the production of yellowish or greenish sputum, but blood-tinged sputum can also occur. This is typically associated with fever and chills.
Who to See
If you have symptoms of pneumonia, it is important to consult your doctor or a local health worker.
How to Return to Tennis After Pneumonia
Pneumonia can take a few weeks or several month to recover from completely. When your fever breaks, chest feels less pain and mucus production drops, it is a sign that your pneumonia is improving.
You will most probably still feel weak and tired, so respect your body and get plenty of rest. Do not smoke or allow others to smoke around you. Stay hydrated, follow your doctor’s instructions and take medications as prescribed.
Failing to do so may result in a relapse or complications such as respiratory failure or lung abscess. If your symptoms worsen or your fever returns, consult your doctor
Exercise increases your respiration and will be difficult until your lungs heal. Start slowly when your doctor has cleared you. From there, start at about 30-40% intensity and slowly increase the duration and intensity of your workout whenever you feel comfortable. Do not rush into it.
- Start with Mini tennis
- Don’t hit too hard on your first day or two
- Be patient don’t rush to get back your fitness or skills
Surgical and N95 Masks
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