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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a severe chest infection that affects your breathing. Our respiratory experts can diagnose and treat you

About

Pneumonia is a severe chest infection that requires treatment. It normally occurs from swelling tissue in your lungs. This happens as a result of a bacterial infection and affects your breathing. There are a range of symptoms you may experience, such as coughing and a rapid heartbeat. Our respiratory experts can help to diagnose and treat you.

Need to know

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    Symptoms you may experience if you have pneumonia include: - A dry cough that produces blood-stained phlegm - Breathing difficulties - Chest pain - Fever/sweating and shivering - Feeling unwell - Loss of appetite - Muscle and/or joint pain
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    Your consultant may be able to diagnose pneumonia by firstly asking about your symptoms. They can then listen to your chest with a stethoscope, Other tests that can be taken include: - Chest X-ray to assess and lung or chest abnormalities - Mucus and/or blood tests
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    Your consultant will discuss your treatment options and help to determine the best approach for you. Treatment options might include: - A coure of antibiotic medication - Recommendations on resting and check-up appointments - If you experience more severe pneumonia, you may need to stay in hospital for closer monitoring during your recovery. This may include being placed on a ventilator to assist your breathing
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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