Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Pneumonia So You Can Treat It Early

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs affecting one or two of the air sacs known as alveoli. Pneumonia is caused by harmful organisms like viruses and bacteria. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus that can cause coughing with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.

Many types of germs can cause pneumonia and the most common are bacterias and viruses that is found in the air we breathe. If your body has a strong immune system it will prevent the germs from infecting your lungs but if you have a weak immune system the germs can overpower it and can cause health problems.


Signs and symptoms of pneumonia from mild to severe and it depends on the type of germ that caused the infection, your age, and overall health. Mild pneumonia's symptoms often similar to the symptoms of cold or flu but they last longer.

* Fatigue
* Fever, sweating and shaking chills
* Shortness of breath
* Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
* Cough, which may produce phlegm
* Lower than normal body temperature
* Chest pain when you breathe or a cough
* Confusion or changes in mental awareness

When to see a doctor

If you are experiencing the symptoms above or if you have difficulty in breathing, chest pain, persistent fever, persistent cough especially if you are coughing up some pus. You must see your doctor if you are experiencing these.


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Source: mayoclinic

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