Chest Symptoms

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity. Chest injuries and ...1

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Causes

There are many different possible causes of different chest symptoms. In particular, causes differ greatly from external chest conditions of the skin or breast regions versus the internal chest organ symptoms of the heart, lungs, and related organs. Nevertheless, some ...

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Causes of Chest Symptoms

There are different types of chest infections, ranging from the simple acute bronchitis that comes on with a cold, to more serious infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. ...Source: New Zealand Health2 ...

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Differential Diagnosis of Chest Symptoms

These can be symptoms of pneumonia, where the infection has gone deep into your lungs, or other serious conditions like tuberculosis or lung cancer. ...Source: New Zealand Health3 ...

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Causes List for Chest Symptoms

Possible causes of Chest Symptoms (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Types

Common Chest Symptoms: Some of the common chest symptoms include:

Internal Chest Symptoms: Symptoms related to the internal organs such as the heart and ...

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Clinical Features of Chest Symptoms

At first, bronchitis usually affects your nose, sinuses and throat. Then it spreads to the airways leading to your lungs. The symptoms of acute bronchitis may include:

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Treatments for Chest Symptoms

Chest infections

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Prevention of Chest Symptoms

Prevention

  • Avoiding people with coughs and colds will help reduce the risk of getting bronchitis. If you have a cough, cover your mouth with your sleeve when you cough to reduce the risk of passing it on. Hand washing also ...
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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ chestinjuriesanddisorders.html
  2. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ chest-infections-bronchitis
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ about-cancer/ treatment/ side-effects/ cardiopulmonary-pdq

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