As you look forward to enjoying your golden years, one of the health conditions that threaten your overall wellbeing is pneumonia. However, by understanding the four stages of pneumonia, you can enjoy your golden years without fear of the onset of a health condition, giving you peace of mind. By learning to detect the four stages, you will also be able to consult a medical practitioner quickly to help yourself to recover properly.
At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, we provide insights on the four stages of pneumonia to ensure you stay safe and healthy. Our team is also here to render any form of assistance, alongside our wide range of amenities so you can enjoy your time here with us.
What Is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a relatively common condition that is either viral or bacterial. The most common pneumonia is known as pneumococcal pneumonia, which comes from the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria which affects the upper respiratory tract of your loved ones. Pneumonia can take a few weeks to recover and while some people may feel better after recovery and resume their daily activities, some of them may need more time to recover before they embark on their usual activities. Hence, it’s essential to understand the four stages of pneumonia to ensure you will know the best way forward to receive the needed medical treatment.
- Stage 1
The first stage of pneumonia is known as the acute onset of pneumonia. This is usually a sudden onset of pneumonia and some of the symptoms and signs include fever, chills, chest pain, or headaches. The first stage of pneumonia usually consists of physical signs and they may resemble viral upper respiratory infections in terms of symptoms.
- Stage 2
This stage is similar to stage 1, except that there may be shortness of breath and the symptoms may last for up to a week or so. They may also be increased respiratory difficulties, making it difficult for you to breathe properly.
- Stage 3
This stage of pneumonia is usually visible by a worsening, persistent respiratory condition. Out of the four stages of pneumonia, this is likely a worsening version of stage 2 and serious medical attention should be given. Some of the issues with stage 3 include coughing out blood, lung damage, and perpetual difficulty in breathing. If this worsens, this can lead to the need for oxygen therapy to ensure that you can survive.
- Stage 4
This is the last stage of the four stages of pneumonia and this is also the most serious stage. This stage of pneumonia may consist of long-term oxygen therapy, difficulty in breathing or swallowing and people in this stage may even require artificial respiration.
Lead an Active Life at Conservatory At Keller Town Center
At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, residents can spend each day with exciting events and activities. We also offer movie nights and educational lectures, as well as religious services. In addition, our activities calendar changes each month, giving residents something exciting to do each day.
In addition to our exceptional activities, residents can stay active and healthy with the help of the Dimensions Health and Fitness program. With this program’s help, residents can enjoy comprehensive wellness services for all ages and skill levels.