Jyotiraditya Scindia's Mother Madhavi Raje Dies Of Pneumonia; Know How This Lung Infection Can Be Deadly

Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia's mother, Madhavi Raje, passed away at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Wednesday, after suffering from pneumonia. According to Scindia’s office, she breathed her last in the morning, after being on ventilator support for the last few days. According to doctors, pneumonia is inflammation and fluid in your lungs caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. It makes it difficult to breathe and can cause a fever and cough with yellow, green, or bloody mucus. Read on to know more.
Pneumonia

Pneumonia, a severe form of lung infection, is caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi making your lung tissue swell and can cause fluid or pus in your lungs

Madhavi Raje Death: Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia's mother, Madhavi Raje has passed away due to pneumonia. She was undergoing treatment at AIIMS, New Delhi, and had been on a ventilator in the last few days.
According to an official statement from Scindia’s office, she was on a ventilator after being treated for sepsis.
"It is with profound sadness that we wish to inform you that Rajmata (Madhavi Raje) is no more. Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia's mother and the Rajmata of the Gwalior royal family, Madhavi Raje was under treatment at AIIMS, Delhi over the last few months. Her condition was said to be critical over the past couple of months. She breathed her last at 9.28 am today. Om Shanti!" read the official statement.

What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia, a severe form of lung infection, is caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi making your lung tissue swell and can cause fluid or pus in your lungs. According to doctors, bacterial pneumonia is usually more severe than viral pneumonia, which often resolves on its own.
Pneumonia can affect one or both lungs. Pneumonia in both of your lungs is called bilateral or double pneumonia. Pneumonia causes extreme difficulty in breathing, chest congestion, and recurrent fever. According to doctors, you are at an increased risk of pneumonia if you:
  • Are over the age of 65 years or under the age of 2
  • Are living with a chronic lung or heart condition
  • Are living with a neurological condition that makes swallowing difficult
  • Are you in the hospital or at a long-term care facility
  • A chain smoker
  • Are pregnant
  • Suffer from a weakened immune system due to chemotherapy or organ transplant

What are the signs and symptoms of pneumonia?

Doctors say the symptoms of pneumonia depend on the cause. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, a few common ones include:
  • High fever
  • Cough with yellow, green, or bloody mucous
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Rapid breathing
  • Breathlessness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating or chills
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bluish skin, lips, or nails
  • Confusion or altered mental state
  • Dry cough
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain

What causes pneumonia?

Doctors say pneumonia develops when your immune system attacks an infection in the small sacs of your lung causing them to swell and leak fluids. Many bacteria, viruses, and fungi can cause the infections that cause this deadly infection. Bacteria are the most common cause in adults and viruses in school-aged children. Common illnesses that can lead to pneumonia include the common cold, COVID-19, flu, Pneumococcal disease, Pneumocystis pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus, and mycoplasma pneumonia.

How is pneumonia treated?

According to experts, treatment for pneumonia depends on the cause and how serious it is. In many cases, the cause cannot be determined, and treatment is focused on managing symptoms and making sure your condition doesn’t get worse. Some treatments may include:
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal medications
  • Antiviral medications
  • Oxygen therapy
  • IV Fluids
  • Draining of fluids
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