What is it?
Pleuritis means that the membranes around the lungs have become inflamed.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of pleuritic typically include chest pain, usually worse during breathing and shortness of breath. Coughing and a fever may be present as well.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with pleuritis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:
- Was there a specific cause found?
- Do you need investigations to assess and evaluate your condition? If so, what preparations do you need prior to these tests?
- What treatment options do you have?
- A healthy diet, quitting smoking and an active lifestyle can help improve overall health and well-being. Which changes can you make in your lifestyle?