Pneumonia is a lung infection with a range of possible causes. It can be a serious and life-threatening disease. There are a variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It can occur in young and healthy people, but it is more dangerous for older adults above 65 years, infants, patients with other diseases, and those with low immune systems. It inflames the air sacs in one or both the lungs. The common symptoms of pneumonia is a cough, fever, chills, and difficulty in breathing and sometimes coughing up blood.
Signs of Complications Due To Pneumonia:
Yes, it may be dangerous, even with treatment, especially for those in high-risk groups, may experience complications which includes:
Keeping these aspects in mind one should always be prepared to prevent pneumonia infections by taking few precautions like timely vaccinations (Pneumococcal, Flu vaccines), not smoking, maintaining a good hygiene and keeping body immune system strong. Patients with Chronic lung diseases should be compliant in taking medications prescribed by their doctors.