Home Videos Photos

Nelson Mandela May Have Pneumonia!

| Filed under: Super SeniorsHealthSick

nelson-mandela-pneumonia-lung-infection.jpg

Nelson Mandela is currently being treated for a lung infection, which is basically pneumonia.

South African officials said that Mandela's infection is "recurring."

He is 94-years-old and at that age, it's very easy for fluid to build up in the lungs.

The cough response is decreased in the elderly, making it easy to breathe in some saliva and just have it sit in your lungs, growing bacteria.

Because pneumonia doesn't always have traditional symptoms like fever and cough, it could have taken a very long time to diagnose in Mandela.

Pneumonia is very serious, especially in someone his age, but it is usually treatable.

We hope he gets better soon and recovers completely!

[Image via AP Images.]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Email this  »
Dramatic Celebrity Weight Loss & Weight Gain!
Ditch Those Cigarettes And Try Some Of These Healthier Alternatives For The Great American Smokeout!
Reality TV Stars Who Are HIV Positive
10 Unhealthiest Starbucks Drinks!
18 Simple Steps To Avoid Having An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge FAIL!
Celebrities Taking The Ice Bucket Challenge!

Comments are closed.