With the advent of autumn, the temperature decreased, the increasing number of elderly people suffering from pneumonia, a doctor who will. This is due to increase with age, respiratory system the aging bronchial epithelial cell atrophy, goblet cell hyperplasia, ciliated motion decreases, resulting in respiratory tract clear decline in the ability of bacteria, and prone to respiratory tract infections; elderly thymus also degradation occur in different degrees, the decline in cellular immune function, when the “hidden" in the upper respiratory tract or inhaled the air of viruses, bacteria growth and reproduction, easy to stir up trouble; many elderly people suffering from chronic bronchitis, diabetes, hypertension worse, anemia, malnutrition, and the ability to resist disease, is also prone to respiratory infections; every time the weather changes, the temperature dropped, the elderly poor tolerance to cold, the outside temperature changes more difficult to adapt, colds induced pneumonia.
Elderly people suffering from pneumonia, the symptoms often than young adults, typical, common symptoms are shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite, severe cases, there may be a mental disorder, say nonsense, insomnia, vomiting and diarrhea. Another characteristic of senile pneumonia is easy associated with complications, shock, arrhythmia, myocarditis, pleurisy, empyema, which is often fatal. So into the late autumn, the elderly, such as the suspicious symptoms should seek immediate medical attention, so as not to delay treatment.
Senile pneumonia is early prevention. Adhere to the proper physical exercise in their daily lives, in order to enhance the hardy and disease resistance; closely related to the body’s immunity and nutrition, and they should strengthen nutrition, high-protein diet to choose high-carbohydrate low-fat foods, and fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, as appropriate to eat fresh fish, lean meat, beef and mutton, chicken and eggs, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, apples, bananas, pears, etc.; aggressive treatment of chronic bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, periodontal disease, and to clear the hidden danger of respiratory infections; Note the premises clean ventilation, improve the indoor environment health, keep the air fresh, according to temperature changes, especially between morning and evening should be appropriate to change clothes, remember Note the feet warm, these positive measures to prevent respiratory tract infection.