Common Illness Prevention & Management

BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA (BP)
Bacterial Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria. Older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk. Ordinary respiratory infections sometimes lead to bacterial pneumonia. A vaccine (medicine given by a shot) can help protect against bacterial pneumonia.

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an illness that makes it hard to breathe. COPD generally involves a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD are more likely to get respiratory infections. Chronic Bronchitis means having thickened airways with too much mucus, leading to chronic cough and a higher risk of respiratory infections. Emphysema is damage to the alveoli (air sacs) of the lungs, which causes air to get trapped and makes it harder for oxygen to get into the blood.

URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI)
Urinary Tract Infection occurs when germs infect the system that carries urine out of your body — the kidneys, bladder and the tubes that connect them. Bladder infections are common and usually not serious if treated promptly. But, if the infection spreads to the kidneys, it can cause a more serious illness. Diabetes or other chronic diseases that affect the immune system may decrease your resistance to infection.

HYPERTENSION
Simply put, is elevated blood pressure and can be caused by a number of factors, many of which are controllable through diet and exercise.

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The Trinity County Health Initiative is an effort to reduce health care costs by educating the citizens of Trinity County about common illnesses. The initiative is funded by a grant from Texas Department of State Health Services.

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