Pneumonia is the inflammation (swelling) of the lungs. The lungs are filled with pus or other liquid. Because of the liquid, oxygen can't get to the red blood cells. The following is the process in which this disease occurs:The hacking cough that accompanies the condition makes me pariah at work; nobody wants a sick employee at a hospital | So I've stayed home since last week | Energyless on Thursday and Friday | Saturday I break the rules and went to the Open House at I-Park | Sunday and Monday pretty much a bust, though today I was well enough to copy about 50 CDs onto the hard drive and did some paperwork |
* The walls of the air sacs are destroyed.
* Red blood cells, plasma, and white blood cells fill the sacs.
* The area of the lung that this is occurring now becomes inoperable.