What are the Signs of Lung Disease?

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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.

If you would like to find out more about our available treatment options, please contact one of our patient care coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation.

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