What is it?
A pneumothorax is a condition in which the lung has collapsed. This is cause by a leakage of air in the space between the chest wall and the lung.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of a pneumothorax include chest pain and a shortness of breath.
What to expect?
In addition to treatment by your doctor the following lifestyle rules are important:
- Do not lift heavy objects and do not engage in heavy physical labour in the first two months after treatment.
- Do not fly in the first period after treatment.
- If you smoke, stop smoking.