Pneumonia Treatment Great Falls MT

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses.

Robert Mario Grasseschi, MD
2731 Evergreen Dr
Great Falls, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jerrold M Eichner
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Richard D Blevins
(406) 455-4300
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Holly Carol Strong, MD
401 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jerrold Michael Eichner, MD
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Male
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Richard Dyer Blevins, MD
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1974
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Hospital: Benefis Hosp Center -East Cam, Great Falls, Mt
Group Practice: Great Falls Clinic Main Clinic

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Robert M Grasseschi
(406) 455-4300
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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David Elbert Anderson, MD
(406) 771-3368
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Benefis Hosp Center -East Cam, Great Falls, Mt
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David E Anderson
(406) 453-7570
1917 4th St S
Great Falls, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Mohsen Davoudi, Md
(406) 454-2171
1400 29TH ST S
Great Falls, MT
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Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
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How to Recognize Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

Posted in: Cold & Flu

Pneumonia is a common disease of the lungs. Around 3 million people in the United States alone are diagnosed with pneumonia each year and most of them require hospitalization and medical treatment. Pneumonia can be developed by anyone, although it is mostly common in small children, teenagers and elderly people. People with special conditions are also very exposed to developing pneumonia: people with weak immune system, people with internal disorders (cirrhosis, kidney problems), people with chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases (bronchitis), people who receive cancer treatments or people who have suffered surgical interventions.

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses. Atypical pneumonia is caused by infection with mycoplasmas. Mycoplasmas are very small organisms that resemble both viruses and bacterias. These infectious agents are responsible for causing walking pneumonia, which is usually a milder form of pulmonary disease.

Walking pneumonia is common in children and teenagers and it is a very contagious disease. Walking pneumonia can be easily contracted through cough, sneezing or direct physical contact with a contaminated person. As the name suggests it, walking pneumonia doesn’t always involve hospitalization or bed confinement. People with this form of disease usually receive medical treatment outside the hospital and they are allowed to sustain their normal daily activities. People with walking pneumonia need medical treatment with antibiotics in order to prevent them from spreading the disease to other people.

Walking pneumonia is caused by infection with Mycoplasma, Chlamydia and rarely, Legionella. When the disease is caused by infection with these microorganisms, pneumonia develops slowly and its symptoms can be observed in later stages of the disease. General walking pneumonia symptoms are: persistent cough, mild to moderate fever, chills, throat inflammation, difficult breathing and fatigue. Walking pneumonia symptoms sometimes resemble the symptoms generated by flu or cold.

When the disease is caused by infection with Mycoplasma pnumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: mucus-producing cough, fever, chest pain when breathing, throat inflammation, headache, difficult breathing, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Sometimes walking pneumonia symptoms can include skin rash, body weakness and anemia. Mycoplasma pneumonia is common is infants and small children.

When the disease is caused by infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: fever, dry cough, throat inflammation, swelling of the lymph nodes, headache, muscle pain, fatigue. When the pulmonary infection is caused by Chlamyd...

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