Pneumonia By: Angelina v. rivera

My Pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs (double pneumonia), one lung (single pneumonia), or only certain lobes (lobar pneumonia).

The causes of pneumonia is Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Its characterized primarily by inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs or by alveoli that are filled with fluid (alveoli are microscopic sacs in the lungs that absorb oxygen). Bacteria, Viruses, Mycoplasma, Other infectious agents, such as fungi—including pneumocystis, Various chemicals

The sing and symptoms can be sharp in the chest. Whole body: fever, chills, dehydration, fatigue, loss of appetite, malaise, clammy skin, or sweating. Respiratory: fast breathing, shallow breathing, shortness of breath, or wheezing. Also common: coughing or fast heart rate

The treatments of Pneumonia consists of antibiotics. Antibiotics can treat many forms of pneumonia. Some forms of pneumonia can be prevented by vaccines.

The prevention of Pneumonia are that you should get a flu shot every year. The flu is a common cause of pneumonia, so preventing the flu is a good way to prevent pneumonia. Children younger than 5 and adults 65 and older should get vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia, a common form of bacterial pneumonia.

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