Your body clues when something abnormal is happening with your lungs. If a person’s lung is diseased or is weak, the body will show symptoms, such as a low level of energy, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, decreased ability to exercise or do any physical activity, experiencing like you are not getting enough air, pain or discomfort while breathing in or out, a chronic cough that doesn’t go away which may be accompanied with mucus or phlegm or blood, and wheezing (a high-pitched, coarse whistling sound when you breathe). Not everyone will experience the same signs, which would differ as per the disease or lung damage.
What are the first signs of lung disease?
The body shows different signs of lung disease, which worsen as the disease progresses, especially if the person does not receive any treatment. A few of the signs are cough (which lasts for more than a few weeks), shortness of breath, laboured or difficult breathing, chronic mucus production, chest tightness, and wheezing or noisy breathing. As and when the disease progresses, it may even lead to chronic chest pain, and there can even be the presence of blood in the coughed-out mucous. It is essential to consult your doctor if you are facing any of the mentioned symptoms depending on your symptoms, as he or she may recommend a lung test or procedure to diagnose and then treat the disease.
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