Chest pain when breathing deeply

Are you worried your chest pains when breathing deeply? How will you know that disease have strike you? Symptoms like left chest pain may indicate this disease. I will teach you how to learn and recognize this disease and its management in this article.



If you experiencing chest pain when breathing deeply  it can be important sign. The pain sometimes occurs for couple of days, if the pain remains the same for over a week then I suggest you to visit your local doctor.

Here are some of the problems that cause chest pain when breathing deeply.

Broken ribs – this is very common cause of pain in breathing especially when you cough. If you had an accident and you had chest trauma, you might have a fractured ribs. When you press your chest or when you force yourself to carry heaving things, you will have a breathing pain.

Pneumonia – do you know that sharp pain in the chest when you cough or breathe deeply is one of its symptoms? Yes, it is. Antibiotics are one of treatments of pneumonia. Among its other symptoms are sweating, shacking chills, muscle pain, high fever, and shortness of breath. Once a person is inflicted with pneumonia, this should be taken seriously because it can threaten life. If anybody from your family who experiences pneumonia, call your doctor immediately.

Pleurisy – this is the inflammation of cavity lining that surrounds the lungs. This is also called “Pleuritis.” One of the main symptoms of pleurisy is acute pain in the chest when coughing and breathing. There are also other symptoms like dry cough, chills and fever, and shortness of breathing. Viral infection is the common cause of pleurisy. Other ailments can also cause this problem. Some of the ailments are autoimmune diseases and pneumonia. There are treatments provided for these kinds of diseases.

Blood clot in the lungs
Pulmonary embolism is the most feared cause of chest pain when breathing. Pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that go to the lungs mostly from veins in the leg and get lodged in the blood vessel of the lungs. They can produce inflammation in the lungs that can irritate the nerves in the pleural membrane. This results in chest pain when breathing. Not all patients with pulmonary embolism have chest pain when breathing. The exact type and severity of chest pain when breathing depends on the individual patient. No two patients with pulmonary embolism have the same type of chest pain. To understand how pulmonary embolism is diagnosed, you have to look at some real patients. That is what I intend to do here. As a practicing Internal medicine physician, I frequently admit patients with pulmonary embolism to the hospital. I will describe a few real patients who had chest pain when breathing and were diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. I have changed all the personal information about the patients here to protect the identity of the patients but the cases are real.

If you think you have a weak heart muscle, then you should follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart conditions from occurring. Smoking should be avoided as nicotine may build up in the coronary vessels, causing a partial or complete blockage to blood flowing to the heart. You should also avoid foods that are fatty, as these may develop and cause plaque within the arterial walls, resulting into blocking of the bloodstream. Alcohol should be reduced so your blood pressure will not rise to an extreme level.

You may also want to do exercise for 30 minutes everyday so you keep a healthy heart, as well as maintain your weight below the level of obesity. With these simple steps, you could prevent the causes of chest pain and be ready for the more enjoyable things in life.


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