Advertisement

Pleurisy or pleuritis is inflammation of the double membrane, or pleura, that lines the chest cavity and surrounds the lungs. This severe condition can reoccur even after treatment, so it is essential to contact a doctor when one experiences symptoms of pleurisy.

Advertisement

1. Chest Pain

When the pleura becomes inflamed, the layers rub together, causing chest pain or pleuritic pain. The symptom usually starts suddenly and is described as a stabbing pain that gets worse with breathing but it can also be constant. Pleuretic pain is usually present only on one side of the chest, and the individual can often point to the exact location of the sensation.

Advertisement

Health Matters

More on Facty Health

Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.