The Right Chest Is Tight When Breathing?

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Good morning, I am 22 years old boy.

1 Answer:

Hi Freditia,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Lower lungs (pneumonia), which is an inflammation of the lungs, can occur due to infection or aspiration. This inflammation can cause the lung function to breathe in oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide to be suboptimal. Therefore, shortness of breath can appear and various other complaints, such as coughing up phlegm, fever, chest pain, additional breath sounds, and so on.


The question now is, has the pneumonia you experienced previously been checked by a doctor? What kind of treatment has been given? Has the doctor declared you cured of pneumonia?


With proper and adequate handling, pneumonia can be completely cured and leaves no significant complaints. Although indeed, after recovering, it is possible for sufferers to return to pneumonia if the trigger factors have not been handled properly.


However, you also need to know that in addition to pneumonia, there are various other conditions that can trigger shortness of breath, including:

Respiratory system disorders: asthma bronchiale (asthma), bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi), pneumothorax (air trapped in the cavity between the lining of the lungs), pleural effusion (seepage of interstitial fluid in the cavity between the lining of the lungs), lung cancer
Digestive system disorders: gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa), GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), obstructive ileus (intestinal obstruction), gastric ulcers
Cardiovascular system disorders: heart attack, congestive heart failure
Allergies, kidney, liver, psychosomatic disorders, and so on

You should see your doctor immediately so that you can be evaluated, is it true that your previous history of pneumonia has triggered your current complaint, or is there any other trigger. Treatment will be adjusted to the cause of your tightness. If it is true because of pneumonia, the doctor can prescribe several drugs to suggest that you undergo inpatient therapy in the hospital for further observation.


At this time, try to identify what often triggers your tightness, for example when you come in contact with dust, cold, and so on. If the trigger is clear, avoid the trigger as much as possible, for example by wearing a nose mask, wearing warm clothes, taking a warm shower, and so on. Rest, choose a position that causes the least amount of tightness, for example by raising your head, tilting the left or right. Eat with discipline, small portions, but often every 4 to 6 hours. When you feel congested, reduce the consumption of sour, spicy, and coconut milk first. Don't stress, exercise regularly, stay away from smoking, and maintain an ideal body weight.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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