What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs. It can be caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in the alveoli or alveoli. The cells fill with fluid or pus, which makes breathing difficult.
The 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 that causes your infection
your overall health
Read on to know the causes of pneumonia and their symptoms. You should call your doctor if you have any concerns. A serious pneumonia is a medical emergency.
Types and causes of pneumonia
There are five main types of pneumonia. They are:
Bacterial pneumonia can affect anyone at any age. It can develop alone or after a cold or severe flu. Streptococcus pneumonia is the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia can also be caused by Chlamydophila or Legionella nemophila pneumonia. Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is sometimes seen in those who have a weak immune system due to diseases such as AIDS or cancer.
In most cases, respiratory viruses can cause pneumonia, especially in young children and the elderly. Pneumonia is usually not serious and lasts for a short time. However, the flu virus can cause severe or fatal viral pneumonia. It is especially harmful to pregnant women or people with heart or lung problems. Invasive bacteria can cause complications in viral pneumonia.
Mycoplasma organisms are not viruses or bacteria, but have common properties. They are the smallest pathogens of the disease that affect humans. Mycoplasmas cause mild pneumonia, most commonly in older children and young adults.
Other types of pneumonia
Many other types of pneumonia affect immunocompromised individuals. Pneumonia due to tuberculosis and Pneumocystis carinii (PCP) affects people whose immune system is weakened, such as those with AIDS. In fact, PCP may be one of the first signs of illness in people with AIDS.
Less common types of pneumonia can also be dangerous. Pneumonia can be caused by inhalation of food, dust, liquid or gas as well as various fungi.
Mudra for pneumonia
Mudras are part of Ayurveda holistic healing and yoga. It is very useful and easy to practice. Anyone can do it anytime, and you do not need any experience for that. Only forty-five minutes of regular practice are enough to get good results. To learn more about these mudras, click on the links.
Before practicing mudras, it is very important to find your ayurvedic body type. To find your ayurvedic body type, follow this link.