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Signs of Problems with the Lungs

These symptoms may indicate a problem with the lungs:

  • Chronic cough (eight weeks or longer for adults and four weeks or longer in children)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Increased mucus production
  • Pain or tightness in the chest when breathing 

These symptoms can be the result of injury or disease to the lungs or a problem at any part of the respiratory system. If these symptoms persist, it’s important to see a lung specialist to determine what’s causing them, prevent further damage and provide relief.