The Lungs Are Like A Friction Sound When Moving The Chest?
Good evening. R nSy wants to ask. Why is it that every time I do a movement that involves chest movements, such as hitting, turning my body to the left and right, my lungs are like making a ‘chafing’ sound. The sound I mean is like the sound of air entering a balloon when someone blows it. But there was no pain at all. R nI guess * what was the cause. R n
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Obviously, lung abnormalities can be caused by many factors, it needs a physical examination and also a complete history from a doctor to be able to establish a possible diagnosis. Some cases also require supporting examinations to see lung conditions such as chest X-rays, etc. Generally, there are abnormalities in the lungs such as abnormal sounds of breath sounds that can be heard more clearly by auscultation examination or with a stethoscope and heard directly in the chest area when the patient inhales and exhales. Some of the possible causes of abnormal breath sounds include:
- Stridor breath sound, is an abnormal breath sound that is heard continuously / unbroken, high pitched when inhaling / exhaling. Can occur due to narrowing of the airways which can be caused by edema / swelling of the larynx, tumors, stenosis / narrowing of the larynx, etc.
- Wheezing sounds, can be heard when inhaling or exhaling, due to a narrowing of the airway or a partially blocked airway. Usually heard in asthma sufferers.
Hoarseness, due to laryngeal nerve paralysis or inflammation of the vocal cords.
There are several possibilities for additional breath sounds which occur when there is tissue in the lungs that is not normal. In normal conditions this sound will not be heard, including:
- Dry ruffles, which are intermittent sounds due to narrowing of the airways or the presence of thick and sticky fluid in the lining of the airways.
- Wet crackles / crackles, are sounds that are cut off and vary due to the presence of air passing through the liquid. Generally, this condition is caused by inflammation such as pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, etc.
- Sounds due to friction in the pleura which is generally caused by inflammation of the pleura (pleurisy).
To find out the exact cause and the right treatment, it's a good idea to check with an internal medicine specialist or a pulmonary specialist. The doctor will perform a series of examinations to be able to determine a diagnosis and decide on the most appropriate treatment.
Hope this information is useful, thank you.