Symptoms of chest congestion:
Unfortunately, the feeling of heaviness in the chest and wheezing are not the only symptoms of chest congestion. The symptoms are often worse in the morning and include the following:
- Excessive mucositis: As already mentioned, the production of mucus and mucus becomes excessive when trying to eliminate bacteria or viruses in the lungs. The phlegm eliminated by coughing is called sputum, and their color can be clear to green or brown.
- Cough: A cough is productive when sputum is eliminated while you cough. Excessive phlegm in the lungs triggers the reflex of coughing. This reflex can be annoying, but it is beneficial to you because it is the best way to eliminate the microbes from the airways.
- Breathlessness: The accumulation of mucus in the lungs prevents these organs from functioning normally or filtering the air. This causes shortness of breath due to congestion of the chest. It can also be a sign of more serious infection such as bronchitis.