Pleural Disease is an excessive buildup of fluid in the space between the lungs and chest cavity. Thin membranes, called pleura, cover the outside of the lungs and the inside of the chest cavity. When the pleura create to much fluid due to infection, this fluid accumulates in the chest cavity outside the lung, causing Pleural Disease. Some of the signs of Pleural Disease include chest pain, fever, dry cough, persistent hiccups, difficulty breathing when lying down and many more.
HOW IS PLEURAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
You can consult a General Physician or a Pulmonologist if you have the symptoms of Pleural Disease. The doctor would use the normal physical examination in addition to listening to the heartbeat through the stethoscope which is called auscultation and also by tapping the chest to feel for the fluid. X-rays are in any case advised to give the doctor a clear view of the condition.
HOW IS PLEURAL DISEASE TREATED?
While in most of the cases, Pleural Disease is treated by draining the fluid from the chest cavity but in certain cases, the doctor may treat this disease by surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pleurisy also is called pleurisy and pleuritic chest pain.