There are actually 30+ different causes of pneumonia with the main types being: bacterial, viral, and mycoplasma pneumonia.

Most people diagnosed with pneumonia respond very well to their treatment, however the condition can be very serious. Pneumonia complications may include the following:

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

The lungs cannot provide the body’s vital organs with enough oxygen

Lung abscess

A pus-filled cavity in your lung surrounded by inflamed tissue.

Respiratory failure

A serious condition that makes it difficult to breathe on your own.


When your immune system overreacts to an infection

In the event that bacteria is the cause of your pneumonia, they could get into your blood, particularly on the off chance that you didn’t see a specialist for treatment. It’s an issue called bacteremia.

This can prompt a difficult circumstance known as septic shock. It’s a response to the disease in your blood, and it can cause your blood pressure to drop to a risky level. At the point when your pulse is too low, your heart will be unable to pump sufficient blood to your organs, and they can fail.

At the point when you have pneumonia, it’s possible for your lungs to load up with fluid. Assuming that occurs, they will not have the option to move sufficient oxygen to your blood or dispose of the carbon dioxide in your blood. It’s a significant condition in light of the fact that your organs need oxygen to work. In the event that your pneumonia is extreme or you’re in the clinic to treat it, your care team will watch you for indications of this uncommon complication. You’re actually more likely to have respiratory failure if you’re being treated in an emergency clinic, have compromised immunity or you’re senior.