Have you ever woken up in the morning and said, “My chest hurts, and it has been hurting all week”? One explanation may be something you can’t easily come back from.
In this article, we will discuss one particular cause of chest pain that should cause you concern. By the end, you will be able to understand your aches and pains better and how to relieve them.
What Your Chest Pain Might Suggest
Chest pains are a symptom of lung cancer and could signify things to come. We all like to use the “wait and see” method with our bodies, but lung cancer is no joke.
If you’re feeling tightness in your chest, see a doctor immediately if it doesn’t subside in about 2 or 3 days. You’ll be glad you did if symptoms worsen and you start coughing up blood.
Lung cancer affects 50% of Black Americans per 100,000 people diagnosed. That is a staggering statistic, so you should get a doctor to check you out just in case.
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What Does Having Lung Cancer Feel Like?
The biggest red flags you should look out for when you have nagging chest pain are:
- Painful coughing
- Blood and phlegm
- Shortness of breath
Now we know what you’re going to say: “But I always feel tired; that’s nothing new.” However, you should consider looking at your health if you’re not only constantly tired, but are also having breathing troubles that worsen when you laugh or sneeze.
That’s one of the most unfortunate parts of lung cancer. It often feels like an everyday illness until you find out it’s not. Many people feel they can just tough it out, and think it will go away in the morning, causing them to lose valuable time.
Are There Any Other Signs I Should Look Out For?
Let’s say you don’t see any of the big red flags we mentioned earlier. There are still some signs that you should look out for. Consider going to the doctor if you experience: