Pneumonia is the respiratory infection of the lungs with a range of possible causes. It can also be a serious and life-threatening disease if left untreated.
Pneumonia can occur at any age but it is most dangerous for older adults, infants, and people with impaired immune systems.There are more than 30 different causes of Pneumonia. Older adults, children and people with chronic disease, COPD and asthma, are at high risk for pneumonia.
Symptoms of Pneumonia
Pneumonia symptoms can vary from mild to severe, depending on the types of pneumonia, age and the health conditions. The symptoms may also vary, depending on whether the pneumonia is caused by the bacterial or viral infections.
The most common symptoms of pneumonia are:
- Dry cough.
- Muscle pain.
- Clammy skin.
- Shaking chills.
- Loss of appetite.
- Shortness of breath.
- Mild or high Fever.
- Excessive sweating.
- High respiratory rate.
- Increased pulse rate.
- Low energy, and fatigue.
- Sharp or stabbing chest pain during coughing.
- Cough with greenish or yellow or even bloody mucus.
- Change in the colour of lips and nail beds due to lack of oxygen in the blood cells.
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