Pneumonia refers to a lung infection that also causes inflammation. This results in difficulty in breathing. This condition is accompanied by various symptoms which are dependent on a number of factors.
What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lung. It can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs, or alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms of pneumonia can range from mild to life-threatening. The severity of your pneumonia usually depends on: The cause of your inflammation The type of organism causing your infection Your age Your general health
Pneumonia symptoms are not uniform in that they vary from one person to the other.