Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chronic Cough could indicate Lung Disease

If all sorts of lung disease were combined, it would be the 3rd largest killer in the United States, the U.S. National Women's Health Information Center says.

It's vital to identify and treat symptoms of lung disease early. The American Lung Association suggests this list of possible warning signs:
  •  Having a persistent cough that lasts at least a month.
  •  Having trouble catching your breath or finding it difficult to breathe.
  •  Producing mucus continually for at least a month.
  •  Making a noisy, wheezing sound when you breathe.
  •  Coughing up blood.
  •  Having persistent chest pain that lasts a month or more, particularly when you inhale or cough.
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