A lesion in the lung is often indicative of a serious health condition. Lesions represent abnormal tissue which is damaged either due to trauma or an underlying pathology. Lung lesions may be observed on radiological examinations like X rays and CAT Scans. Lung lesions are often associated with comprise in the lung capacity and tend to create some types of problem during breathing.
Cavity Lung Lesions
Lung lesions can be indicative of damage to the lung parenchyma. Often the lesion may be attributed to extra growths, as in case of cancer or cavity due to degeneration of lung tissue which is commonly observed in case of chronic inflammatory lung disease like tuberculosis. In addition cavity formation in the lung parenchyma may be associated with COPD disorders.
Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) which is associated with a damage of the lung parenchyma which is associated with damage to the alveoli which are small air sacs located in the lung tissue. Cavity lesions may also be observed in cases of accumulation of fluids in the lung tissue as a result of chronic cardiac failure or lower respiratory tract infections.
Lung Lesion Symptoms
Though in most cases lung lesions are incidental radiological findings, in some cases lung lesions can be associated with certain symptoms. Though the symptomatology may vary depending upon the cause of the lesion, the most common symptoms associated with lung lesions include,
- Pain in the chest, especially on inhalation. This symptom is often the only symptom observed when fluid gets accumulated in the lung parenchyma.
- Breathless on slightest exertion. This is a typical symptom associated with lung lesions due to reduced lung capacity and consolidation of lung tissue.
- Coughing is another common symptom which is observed due to irritation of the bronchi. Often the cough may be accompanied with the production of sputum. Yellowish discoloration of the sputum is indicative of infection while blood in sputum is often indicative of cancer or tuberculosis infection.
- On examination, wheezing is observed due to obstruction of the bronchi.
- Systemic symptom like fever and malaise are also observed due to associated infection.
Lung Lesion Treatment
Here are some simple tips to treat lung lesions. Homeopathic remedies have been used to treat lung lesions effectively,
- Antimony Tart taken in low potency repeated about four times a day is beneficial in management of chronic lower respiratory tract infection and breathlessness. Ant Tart is recommended in cases of chest congestion, often associated with lung infection.
- Causticum is another homeopathic remedy which is recommended in cases of throat irritation and chest congestion. In addition Bryonia Alb and Bacillinum are recommended in case of fluid accumulation in the lungs due to tuberculosis infection.