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Collapsed Lung

Collapsed lung, also known as pneumothorax, is when air gets into the space between the lung and inner wall of the chest. This is a serious condition that needs to be treated by a medical professional. Treatment will vary depending on the severity of the situation, which can be determined by looking at a chest x-ray. Generally speaking, collapsed lungs can be caused by: asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis or trauma to the lungs.

  •      Tightness in chest
  •      Ache in chest
  •      Bluish tint to skin
  •      Heart beating rapidly
  •      Rapid breathing
  •      Difficulty or pain breathing
  •      Needle or chest tube insertion
  •      Surgery


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