Pneumonia is a common illness affecting approximately half a billion people a year. It is a major cause of death resulting in 4 million deaths (7% of the world's total death) a year. Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide, as it is responsible for 16% of all deaths of children under 5 years old. It occurs all over the world, though it is most prevalent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, due to poor conditions and lack of medical treatment.
Treatment with the ZMedicAir device has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of pneumonia and to significantly shortened recuperation time.
What is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes the air sacs, or alveoli, of the lungs to fill up with fluid or pus, which reduces the patient's lung capacity. Pneumonia mostly develops as a complication of upper respiratory tract infection that spreads into the lower respiratory tract. In most cases pneumonia is bacterial, but can also be viral or fungal.
The susceptibility of a person to pneumonia and the severity of its symptoms depends on the source of the infection, the age of the patient, when the very young (less that 2 years old) and very old (more than 65 years old) are the most at risk. Existing health conditions also represent risk factors, such as: living choices and conditions such as smoking, alcoholism, lung conditions like: asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), weak immune system as a result of HIV or chemotherapy, diabetes and so on. In addition, there is higher probability of contracting pneumonia in hospitals and by being put on a ventilator.
Bacterial and viral pneumonia has similar symptoms, though in some cases there are symptoms that are distinct.
a 'wet' cough
Complications in children can result in:
Pneumonia Treatment Complications
Untreated, pneumonia can result in serious complications as well as in death, when the most vulnerable are children and the elderly.
Treatment of pneumonia is complicated by the difficulty to diagnose it or isolate its direct causes. There is difficulty even to decipher whether it's caused by bacteria or viruses. As a result, misdiagnose and mistreatment are common.
In addition, more and more drug-resistant strains of pneumonia- inducing bacteria have appeared, rendering antibiotic treatment useless.
ZMedicAir Pneumonia Treatment
Short term effect- within minutes to hours
Pneumonia patients have reported on feeling immediate relief upon breathing the singlet oxygen-enriched air produced by the ZMedicAir device. Their breathing became easier and they had increased energy.
Long term effect- within a day to three days
Patients have reported on significant improvement in all symptoms they have been experiencing within a day- the cough and phlegm are reduced, chest and muscle pains are eased significantly. Most importantly, the recovery time from pneumonia, that can take several weeks, was significantly shortened.
The moderation of the medicinal treatment required, when combined with our treatment, is to be researched in the near future.