Symptoms And Symptoms Of Pneumonia

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Pneumonia is a serious infection in the lungs that causes illness in all ages and can be mild to severe, to the extent of causing death. Pneumonia is characterized by inflammation of the alveoli in one or both lungs that leads to fluid/pus filled the alveoli and is commonly a complication from respiratory infections like the Flu, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma, just to name a few. Though it is most serious for older adults, babies, people with impaired immune systems and people suffering from other diseases; anyone can get this infection even healthy young people (Crosta, 2015). There are several different types of pneumonia, the most common is called Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). CAP occurs outside of health care facilities and is often acquired by breathing in germs that live in the mouth, nose, or throat, especially while sleeping. Most cases occur during winter and about 1 in 5 people with CAP need to be treated in a hospital. Another type is known as Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia which happens when someone gets pneumonia while being treated at a hospital for another illness. People on ventilators are at a higher risk of getting this type of pneumonia and it is often more serious than CAP because you are already sick. The third type is Health Care-Associated Pneumonia and this type of pneumonia occurs in other health care settings such as in nursing homes, dialysis centers, and outpatient clinics. A unique type is Aspiration Pneumonia which
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