What are the Signs of Lung Disease?


Do You Know the Signs of Lung Disease?

Lung disease can be debilitating to your health. The signs of lung disease are:

Chronic Cough

A cough is an early sign that your respiratory system is distressed. When a cough becomes chronic, meaning it lasts for over a month, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

Shortness of Breath

If you experience difficultly catching your breath after exercise or with little to no activity, this could be a serious sign of a serious lung condition.

Chronic Mucus Production

If you are consistently coughing up think green or yellow phlegm, this is a sign your lungs are over producing mucus as a defense response to infections. Check with a doctor if your mucus production has lasted a month or longer.

Noisy Breathing

Raspy, noisy breathing is a sign that something unusual is going on in your lungs airways. If you’re experiencing noisy breathy, wheezing or a rattling sound when you breathe, you may be experiencing lung disease symptoms.

Coughing Up Blood

Regardless of the cause, coughing blood should be a sign of a health threat. If you are coughing up blood, the blood may be coming from your lungs or upper respiratory tract signaling a lung condition.

Chronic Chest Pain

Inexplicable chest pain or tightness in the chest area that lasts for a month or more can also be a warning sign.

If you experience any of the above signs of lung disease, call your doctor right away.

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