Pleurisy – A Sign Of Terminal Heart Disease

Pleurisy, also known as “pleuritis”, an inflammation of the pleural membrane characterized by a stabbing pain felt within the chest region indicated with deep breathing, coughing or sneezing.

Chest pain is a severe manifestation that may indicate a critical heart attack. The discomfort might stay in one place, or may extend to the shoulder or back and other nearby areas. At times, it becomes a consistent blunt ache.

Pleurisy, commonly caused by viral infection that shows certain symptoms such as rapid and neritic breathing, chills and fever, severe cough, unexplained weight loss, sore throat followed by pain and swollen joints.

Unfortunately, many people regard this type of disorder to a mild heart problem such as heart burn or angina and taken for granted the possible problems it may entail in the future. Medical histories, physical examinations and diagnostic tests can help determine early signs of this disease.

Treatment of pleurisy is aimed and directed to fully eliminate the underlying cause of this disease, relieve the symptoms and removing the liquid or blood from the pleural space.

Specialists also prescribed certain medications to relieve pleurisy symptoms through intake of paracetamol or certain anti-inflammatory agents and codeine-based cough syrups to alleviate severe cough.

A person who suffers from this is encouraged to start changing their lifestyle consistently for effective treatment and later achieved full recovery.