What body systems are affected by pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
The infection causes the lungs’ air sacs (alveoli) to become inflamed and fill up with fluid or pus.
That can make it hard for the oxygen you breathe in to get into your bloodstream..
What are the after effects of pneumonia?
Respiratory system Breathing may feel more difficult or shallow. You may experience chest pain when you take a deeper breath. The buildup of fluid in and around the lungs leads to more complications. Fluid that collects in one area is called an abscess.
Do you feel bad when you have pneumonia?
Pneumonia can make you feel very sick. But after you take antibiotics, you should start to feel much better, although you will probably not be back to normal for several weeks. Call your doctor if you do not start to feel better after 2 to 3 days of antibiotics. Call your doctor right away if you feel worse.
How do you feel when you have pneumonia?
The symptoms of viral pneumonia usually develop over a period of several days. Early symptoms are similar to influenza symptoms: fever, a dry cough, headache, muscle pain, and weakness. Within a day or two, the symptoms typically get worse, with increasing cough, shortness of breath and muscle pain.
How do I know if my lungs are inflamed?
Because inflammation of the lungs can affect their functioning, it can cause wheezing, difficulty breathing, or chest pain and tightness.
Where do you feel pain if you have pneumonia?
Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms of pneumonia. Chest pain is caused by the membranes in the lungs filling with fluid. This creates pain that can feel like a heaviness or stabbing sensation and usually worsens with coughing, breathing or laughing.