Secondary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) occurs in people with a wide variety of parenchymal lung diseases. These individuals have underlying pulmonary pathology that alters normal lung structure. Air enters the pleural space via distended, damaged, or compromised alveoli.
Occurs or worsens with deep inspiration, Occurs or worsens with laughing, coughing or sneezing
Relieved by sitting up and leaning forward
Sudden, intense spike of pain
Right side, Left side
Rapid heart rate
Abnormally rapid breathing
Cough with mucus or without mucus
Lasting 3 weeks or less
An irritating cough that doesn't go away
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Long-term difficulty breathing due to the narrowing of bronchi
If you have Pneumothorax, then a visit to a thoracic surgeon as soon as possible.