There is an increase in the number of patients worldwide who develop pneumonia due to COVID infection, The Health Site reported.
Pneumonia is an infection that affects the lungs by causing inflammation of their air sacs (alveoli). Once inflamed, they fill with fluid and pus, causing the lungs to stop functioning properly. Often pneumonia develops as a complication of respiratory illnesses.
In some people, the coronavirus attacks the lungs directly, which become inflamed with varying degrees of intensity. The risk of covid pneumonia is particularly high in asthmatic patients, as well as in people with chronic lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, kidney failure, obesity, and immunocompromised individuals.
By what symptoms is covid pneumonia recognized?
Some signs of this condition are:
Severe symptoms of COVID-induced pneumonia include:
If you suspect pneumonia, you must always consult doctors, this infection is on the list of deadly infections, recalls the publication.