Symptoms And Symptoms Of Pneumonia

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What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that makes the individual whom has it very sick and weak. The infection is caused by bacteria or by a viral infection, which is a disease that is caused by different types of viruses. Any viral infection can occur in different places in the body. Some viral infections affect the intestinal tract, while others infect the airways and respiratory system. Pneumonia can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or a virus. The infection causes the lungs, air sacs, or alveoli become inflamed. The air sacs in the lungs fill with infected pus or fluid which in turn makes it difficult to breathe. What are the symptoms of pneumonia? Symptoms of pneumonia can vary from being mild, to life-threatening. Some symptoms include: -Fever, muscle aches, fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, chest pain, sore throat, coughing that accompanies a small amount of mucus; shortness of breath, rapid breathing, nausea, and vomiting. Any person with diabetes could get pneumonia and not even know that they have it because they may only have a few symptoms. Children with pneumonia will also have symptoms that are not very noticeable and difficult to diagnose. Children’s symptoms include: fever, cough, wheezing, and blue skin. Infants have even less specific symptoms, such as crying and not eating. The cause of pneumonia: Pneumonia is caused by many different factors in the environment, some of the causes include: bacteria, bacterial-like organisms,

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