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Overview of Symptoms of Lung Disorders

By

Rebecca Dezube

, MD, MHS, Johns Hopkins University

Last full review/revision Sep 2021| Content last modified Sep 2021
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Disorders that affect the lungs and airways are called lung, respiratory, or pulmonary disorders. Among the most common symptoms of lung disorders are

Some of these symptoms do not always indicate a lung problem. For example, chest pain Chest or Back Pain Pain in the middle of the chest or upper back can result from disorders of the esophagus or from disorders of the heart or aorta (see Chest Pain). Symptoms may be similar. Gastroesophageal reflux... read more may also result from a heart or digestive disorder, and shortness of breath can be caused by a heart or blood disorder.

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