Have you ever had it? You probably don’t know what this is. You may have never hear of it but that’s what chest pains sometimes turns out to be.
Why? Because inflammation is the major cause of this but can be a result of many things. As we go along and study more about this livegreaterhealth post we are going to learn what pleurisy is, how to treat it, and if it can be prevented.
As we very well know inflammation is the reason for the biggest part of our health problems. Reducing inflammation will make us healthier and should be what we aim to achieve.
Let’s get on with it and find out what pleurisy is.
What is Pleurisy?
To help us understand a little better about pleurisy, our lungs are covered with a special layer that is the lining of the chest wall and around the lungs called pleura.
These membranes or tissues surrounds the lungs and the lining of the chest cavity. Pleurisy or pleuritis results from inflammation of the pleura.
The inflammation is caused by a disease like cancer or from an injury.
Inflammation of the pleura could be caused by autoimmune disorders or some kind of infection.
Anything that can cause inflammation in the body is to be avoided.
Nowadays antibiotics and medicine pretty much take care of all the infections that cause pleurisy.
To know what kind of symptoms to expect Let’s read on.
What are the Symptoms?
- Sharp chest pains
- Shortness of breath
- Neck, Back, and Shoulder pain
- A dry cough
- Muscle pain
- Weight loss
- A headache
- Joint pain
- Chest tenderness
Many symptoms come with this condition and some might not be mentioned.
Now that we have learned about pleurisy and what it does let’s talk about the causes.
We found out that pleurisy was caused by inflammation of the pleura. The tissue or membrane that lines the lungs inside the chest cavity.
This inflammation is brought on by
- infections-bacterial or viral
- Pulmonary embolism-blood clots
- Chest injuries-any
- Heart conditions-high blood pressure
- Rheumatoid arthritis-joint inflammation
There are more but any autoimmune disease may trigger it.
To have a diagnosis for pleurisy your doctor will examine you check your medical history and do blood work and do all the proper things that need to be done.
They will do all the normal examinations that have to be done check for fever and vital signs to see if anything is abnormal.
They will examine the chest area especially.
What do we know about the treatments involved in Pleurisy?
Well, that depends on the cause of pleurisy you have.
If you your pleurisy is caused by an infection then the doctor would give you antibiotics.
Fluid in the lungs might be a cause in that case you may have to have surgery to drain it.
If your lungs are not delivering enough oxygen you may get prescribed bronchodilators to help open up the lungs to get more airflow.
Taking any kind of anti-inflammatory pain relief drug such as NSAIDS, Ibuprofen and so on will help with the inflammation.
If you have a cough then cough syrup may be used ask your healthcare provider first.
There are a few home remedies you can use to treat your pleurisy here are some…
Eating spicy foods can help with pleurisy yes it can there is enzymes and vitamins in peppers that can help with inflammation in the body. This has not been proven but is a natural remedy.
Diet Changes yeah changes in our diet can help with pleurisy.
Rest getting plenty of rest when you have pleurisy is a must to help get rid of your symptoms.
Tumeric is an all-natural anti-inflammatory herb that is one of the best for treating pleurisy.
Ginger has many things going for our health like antiseptic and antimicrobial agents. But the anti-inflammatory properties help to treat pleurisy.
Honey and Lemon and their anti-inflammatory properties mixed together are great for treating pleurisy.
Pineapple yep is used for many good cooking purposes but also used for treating pleurisy.
As far as we know here at livegreaterhealth.com there is no known cure for pleurisy. Just treatments when problems occur.
Reason for this Article
Still, there is a not much more about pleurisy that we can tell you. We have given the most important information that we could right now. When we get more information on this topic we will be glad to inform you about it. We hope this is enough to keep you at peace right now.
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