Oprah Winfrey opens up about her serious health scare that landed her in the emergency room with Pneumonia.
O went on to explain that her pneumonia got so bad that she had to see a specialist. Read on for more about Oprah pneumonia scare…
CelebNHealth247.com has the latest from Oprah Winfrey who opened up to Ellen DeGeneres on her self titles talk show series about her health scare.
Oprah revealed to Ellen:
I just got cleared yesterday. So, here it is. I came back from overseas and I thought I had a cold — but it wasn’t a cold. I ended up in the emergency room and they said, ‘You have pneumonia.’ And I go home, and pneumonia is nothing to play with, y’all. It is very serious. And I was on antibiotics for a week and the antibiotics weren’t working. And then I go back for another CT scan and they go, ‘It’s actually worse. You should see a lung specialist.’
She explained that she had “a little rattling” in her chest.
So I go into the lung specialist…. He puts his stethoscope here and I see the ‘Oh, s***’ face. It is like, ‘Oh my God, something’s wrong with you.’ And I can see it. He didn’t hide it.
Oprah was immediately instructed by her physician to “cancel everything” and stop flying for a month.
Winfrey went on to explain:
And I went back in a week and I was better. He called me every day to make sure I was using the inhaler and taking the right antibiotics. And when I walked in and I was better, he thanked me three times for getting better and said, ‘Can I have a hug?’ And I could tell he was like, ‘Not on my watch is this going to happen.’
She advised Ellen’s audience to not “play with” the idea of pneumonia.
Don’t play with it. Get your flu shots and get your pneumonia shots. It’s nothing to play with. It takes people out. But I’m telling you, it changed the way I look at wellness.
Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.
Here are 5 signs of having pneumonia:
- Chest pain when you breathe or cough.
- Confusion or changes in mental awareness (in adults age 65 and older)
- Cough, which may produce phlegm.
- Fever, sweating and shaking chills.