Pneumonia Information

Pneumonia can be best defined as an illness of the lungs, which causes inflammation. Occasionally, it is also described as lung parenchyma/alveolar inflammation and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid. Pneumonia can strike a person in his/her daily life, such as at school or work. There are various causes for pneumonia to occur - through bacterial infection, virus, fungi, parasites, or chemical/ physical injury to the lungs. To know more about the causes and symptoms of pneumonia, go through the following lines.

Causes Of Pneumonia

  • Germs, such as streptococcus, staphylococcus and pneumococcus
  • Viruses
  • Fungal infections
  • Toxins in the body
  • Irritation by worms
  • Inhalation of foreign matter
  • Irritant dust or noxious gases
  • Wrong feeding habits
  • Faulty lifestyle
  • Weakened condition from another illness,

Symptoms Of Pneumonia

Bacterial Pneumonia

  • Shakiness
  • Chills
  • Chattering teeth
  • Severe chest pain
  • Cough that produces rust-colored or greenish mucus
  • Very high fever
  • Sweating
  • Rapid breathing
  • Rapid pulse rate

Viral Pneumonia

Early Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Increasing breathlessness

Later Symptoms

  • Dry cough becomes worse and produces a small amount of mucus
  • Higher fever
  • Bluish color to the lips

Mycoplasma Pneumonia

  • Violent coughing attacks
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Breathlessness
  • Bluish color of lips and nail beds
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Muscle aches

Common Symptoms Of Pneumonia

  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling ill
  • Clammy skin
  • Nasal flaring
  • Fatigue
  • Mental confusion
  • Joint and muscle stiffness
  • Anxiety, stress and tension
  • Abdominal pain

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