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Is it Just an Annoying Cough?


That cold you caught just won’t go away. It’s been a few weeks now and you aren’t seeing improvement. It’s dry, and annoying. But is that all it is? Just an annoying cough? Allergies? A cold? Maybe it’s time to see your doctor to be sure nothing else is wrong.

Early signs of lung disease can be easy to miss. Often mistaken for more common illnesses, people live with the symptoms until it’s not just an annoyance, but advanced lung disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of early stage lung disease is key to early diagnosis and treatment.

If you or a loved one is experiencing the above symptoms, it’s best to schedule an examination with your physician to rule out early stage lung disease. Be sure to tell your doctor about all symptoms and problems you are experiencing. Early diagnosis and proper treatment is the best way to ensure that you are able to control symptoms and maintain quality of life.

Sometimes that annoying cough isn’t just an annoying cough. That cough is trying to tell you something.

Signs and symptoms of early lung disease include:

  • Trouble Breathing feeling like you can’t get enough air into the lungs
  • Shortness of Breath with little to no exertion
  • Chronic Cough a cough for more than a month
  • Coughing up Blood
  • Coughing Up Mucus for a prolonged period, a month or more
  • Pain or Discomfort when inhaling or exhaling
  • Wheezing
  • Chest Pain that worsens with deep breathing or cough
  • Chest Tightness