Known as pleuritis; Pleurisy may be referred to as inflammation associated with pleura. It is the double-layered moist membrane surrounding the lungs. It lines the rib cage. This disease may result in painful sensations.
Pleurisy is caused due to lung infections or other diseases. Drug reactions or chest injuries may also be responsible for this disease. This ailment may be usually much serious as the basic disease that causes the same. Those suffering from pleurisy may be getting treatment for the basic ailment. Medical attention by the competent doctors is a must. He or she may find out the basic causes, i.e. heart problems or kidney diseases and suggest suitable medicines for the same.