Pneumothorax, tension

  • Collection of air into the space between the lungs and chest wall causing increased pressure in the chest
  • Results in a partial or complete collapse of the lung and displacement of the heart
  • Symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath and anxiety
  • Caused by conditions such as trauma to the chest, complications from mechanical ventilation or other medical treatments
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • Medical emergency

Due to the nature of this disease, there are no home treatment options. Please contact your doctor.

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