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    Pneumonia A Common Disease

    Thousands people in Nigeria contact pneumonia every year. Pneumonia is a common disease that affects all age groups and even leads to death among the elderly ones as well as children. While some of them recover after treatment many have died due to the diseases.
    From an opinion research, three out of every ten Nigerians acknowledge to have suffered Pnemonia.
    In an interview Okwudiri Moses narrated how pneumonia affected him.
    “Pneumonia affects the lungs. When I had it I was having Headache, Muscle pain and tiredness all the time. When I went to hospital they gave me injection and so many drugs to cure it.”
    However, some health workers who spoke on the disease said, “most times it results in inflammation of the lungs. The person would not breathe normally. It can make a child not to grow as he is supposed to grow. It also leads to child mortality in infancy and adult get it too. But it can be prevented.”
    A Medical expert, Dr. Peter Ezeonyeaso threw more light on the symptoms and prevention of the disease.
    In his words, “Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs. There are several causes ranging from Bacteria, Viruses, Fungai, and Parasite. Sometimes it is caused as a result of hormonal imbalance. The symptoms of pneumonia include Headaches, Fever, Constipation, Chest pain, weakness of the body, nausea and vomiting, Diarrhea, and Concussion etc. Pneumonia is treated based on the cause.”
    He said and advised Nigerians to always prompt Medical attention when ever symptoms arise.
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