26 June 2023

Must Know! Here are 13 signs that your lungs are in trouble, see your doctor immediately before it’s too late!

By Patty


BONSERNEWS.com – The results of the 2021 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) launched by the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes), there was an increase in the number of adult smokers by 8.8 million people, from 60.3 million in 2011 to 69.1 million smokers in 2021. Even though the prevalence of smoking in Indonesia experienced a decrease from 1.8% to 1.6%.

As one of the countries with the largest number of smokers in the world, you are required to pay more attention to lung health. However smoking is a major cause of respiratory diseases, such as infections and lung cancer.

Know the symptoms of lung disease and immediately consult a doctor before it’s too late!

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Must Know! Here are 13 signs that your lungs are in trouble, see your doctor immediately before it’s too late!

1. Long-term chest pain
If you have long-term chest pain that lasts longer than a month, your lungs may be in trouble.

According to doctors Villalona-Calero as reported by Parade, the pain to watch out for is “chest pain that often gets worse when taking a deep breath, coughing or laughing”, as this can be a symptom of lung cancer.

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2. Excessive mucus production
A sign that your lungs may have further problems is excessive mucus production in the throat or chest in the long term, that is, for a month or more.

According to the American Lung Association reported by Parace, phlegm is produced by the airways as a defense against infection or irritation.

3. Wheezing or whistling-like breathing sounds
Wheezing is a sign that something is blocking the airwaves in your lungs or causing them to narrow.

“Most commonly, it’s seen in asthma, but it can also be seen in pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD,” explains Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist at Allergy & Asthma Network and ambassador at Global Allergy & Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP).

4. Cough constantly
Coughs such as bronchitis or the flu can generally last for several weeks.

However, if you have a chronic cough that doesn’t stop, it’s likely that something is wrong with your lungs.