Google publish the most frequently asked questions related to health last year, and we give them the answers.
Is bronchitis contagious?
Answer: Yes and no
Bronchitis (which can be acute or chronic) usually causing bacteria, but preceded him cold – the virus that causes the upper airways. Respiratory virus can certainly be transferred – but that does not mean you get bronchitis. For this to happen, it needs to put down the infection of the lungs, and if the time to start bringing more fluids and rest, so you can avoid them. People who lungs and so are threatened, very easily comes to lowering infection in them.
The common cold is contagious and if not treated in time, it can lead to infection of the lungs, resulting in bronchitis.
Whether inflammation of the lungs is infectious?
It is a infectious disease of the lung which affects the alveoli and the space between them. Because the most common cause is a bacterium, if you come in contact with a person who has pneumonia, it is possible to you and to convey the bacteria – however, it does not mean it will necessarily happen because your immune system (if enough strong and not “diminished” from a cold) – can cope with it. The reason may be a virus, which is also infected.
How much water should I drink?
Answer: About 8 cups
Although there is no universal answer to this question, because the need for water is an individual thing and depends on how much weight you have, how you are physically active during the day, whether you have fever or are breastfeeding – generally should not drink less than eight cups (about two liters) of water a day. It is important to emphasize that water is not the only way to hydrated body – there are teas and fruit also.