The Left Lung Is Narrowed Due To The Large Amount Of Mucus?
I am a student. I am 20 years old. I had tuberculosis and had treatment for 1 year and thank God I was healed. but since I was two weeks ago, I had a sore throat and my voice disappeared, after that I had a cough and flu. my flu has been cured but my cough has not. I went to the pulmonologist and he said that my left lung was narrow because of a lot of mucus. After that, this morning I searched about lung disease. Tuesday, October 2, yesterday I had high fever, chest pain, cough and muscle aches, and dizziness. The next day, in the middle of the night I experienced vomiting, no appetite, and nausea. what do doctors think? is this a characteristic of pneumonia? can it be treated? can I recover? Please help. thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition of a narrowed lung, which your doctor refers to, occurs because the lung cavity has a limited space, because the space normally used for lung expansion is filled with mucus, so this makes your lungs narrow. The more mucus there is, the more compressed your lungs will be and the more narrow the tissue will be.
However, this condition can occur for many reasons, including the pneumonia condition you mentioned. Inflammation of the lung area has many names, such as pneumonia, pleurisy, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonitis, empyema, lung abscess, and so on. To distinguish this, it is necessary to extract a history, direct physical examination and support examinations, so that indeed we cannot know which specific condition your pulmonary doctor refers to, as well as whether the condition of muscle pain, dizziness, no appetite and vomiting that you feel is related or no, and can be cured or not. Especially regarding whether it can be cured or not, doctors are ethically prohibited from guaranteeing or promising a cure for patients, especially in our condition where we do not see you directly.
Therefore, our first advice, there is no need to panic and worry, because whatever your illness, panic, anxiety, fear, pessimism and sadness will only make the condition worse. Next, follow your pulmonary doctor's recommendations, such as taking the requested medication, coming for control, and doing all the necessary tests and treatments. If you do not feel better in 1-2 sessions do not despair, because from each meeting, your pulmonologist will definitely do an evaluation and determine the best treatment for you, whether to add or change, or maintain it while being observed.
Last but not least is to avoid things that can worsen the condition, such as lack of sleep, fatigue, inhalation of cigarette smoke, dust and pollution, and drink more warm water, consumption of fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and think positively. So, hopefully it answers your question.