Pneumonia: When Pneumonia Walks
October 20, 2013
It can be so mild that you don’t even know you have it. Or, it can be the precursor to a disease requiring bed rest and even hospitalization. The non-medical term is “walking pneumonia” and it’s every bit as contagious as the more severe form of pneumonia. In this post to HealthConnection, UT Health Northeast pulmonology expert Dr. Julie Philley discusses walking pneumonia.
- What is walking pneumonia and how is it different from regular pneumonia?
- How do you get walking pneumonia and is it contagious?
- What are the symptoms of walking pneumonia?
- Is walking pneumonia more prevalent during certain times of year?
- How is walking pneumonia diagnosed?
- How is walking pneumonia treated?
- Are some people at greater risk for contracting walking pneumonia?
- What is the risk for more serious complications arising from having walking pneumonia?
- Is the pneumonia vaccine effective against walking pneumonia?
- What can be done to prevent getting walking pneumonia?