Understand what pneumonia is, how it affects the lungs, its symptoms, and how the lungs can become infected in the first place.
Watch what can happen to the lungs when pneumonia is left untreated, and learn some of the tools your doctor may use to confirm your diagnosis.
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. When you get it after surgery, we call it "postoperative pneumonia." It can be especially hard to fight off pneumonia when your body is healing from surgery. It can make your hospital stay much longer than expected. For some patients, it can be deadly.
Learn the most common methods used to treat pneumonia, and how each one is used to help you recover quickly.
Learn about different tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat complicated cases of pneumonia.
Watch to learn what your recovery guidelines will include, and understand the importance of following them correctly.
Watch what choices you can make everyday to help you stay healthy, and avoid developing pneumonia in the future.
If you have recently recovered from a bout of pneumonia, you can take a few simple steps to reduce your chances of getting it again.
Recovering from a bout of pneumonia can be difficult. Your recovery may take days or several weeks depending on your age, your overall health and the seriousness of your infection. Follow these few simple guidelines to regain your health as quickly as possible.