Pneumonia and Swimmers

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Pneumonia is a long-lasting, often severe, and sometimes fatal lower respiratory disease. It may occur in one or two lungs, making it difficult for a person to carry out daily life. For swimmers and other athletes, pneumonia can have incredibly devastating consequences if they need to give full play to the functions of the lungs and respiratory tract in order to play their greatest role in sports.

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is actually a fairly common set of symptoms. There are many causes of pneumonia, from Legionella disease (the bacteria that cause Legionella disease) to colds that suddenly become more severe. In addition to the causes of pneumonia that non-cowards have to deal with, swimmers must also pay attention to cyanobacterial blooms, also known as pond scum. The University of Miami says there are reports that swimmers may develop pneumonia after exposure to algae.

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Cedar Sinai Medical Center points out that pneumonia itself can not be transmitted from person to person, although the cause may be viruses. In addition to some common-sense precautions, such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining water and good rest, and staying away from the average sick person, check whether your swimming pool is in good condition. If you are in a gym or other organization, such as a university swimming pool, ask how the organization prevents bacteria such as algae and legionella. Whether you can swim or not depends on what your doctor says and the cause and severity of pneumonia. Olympic swimmers may return to the swimming pool when they are ill, but that doesn't mean you have to. It's a respiratory disease that takes a long time to disappear, especially if it's viral and reduces all activities, especially those that make up a major part of your life, which can be painful. However, you don't want to risk relapse or deterioration, nor do you want to pass it on to others. Even if you are allowed to return to the swimming pool, your swimming companions may not appreciate it. The doctor who has been monitoring you will know more clearly how well you might handle returning to swimming. Kidshealth points out that rest is generally one of the main ways to recover.

Warning

If you find that you have been exposed to factors that may cause pneumonia, accidentally have food into the lungs, or have experienced a few days of cold or flu deterioration, please seek medical attention immediately. If you have a high temperature, cough or chest pain, you need to find out why. The sooner pneumonia is, the better.

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