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Best Exercise To Strengthen Lungs
Anything aerobic: Any exercise that makes you breath harder and more deeply and makes your heart beat faster should work. There are many aerobic exercises to choose from. Pick one or more that you like and can stick with for more than a few times. It will take weeks to gain real benefits. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Aerobic, arm/depends: There are 2 separate questions here, both great! Exercise is recommended for lung patients, with an emphasis on aerobic conditioning but also upper body weight training--which helps when short of breath. For fibrosis, chances of "removal" or cure depends on the cause. If no cause is known, less chance for resolution. See a pulmonologist (lung specialist) for evaluation. ...Read more
Is it possible there is an exercise or physical regime that can strengthen your air way to a lung?
Cardio: Cardiovascular exercise will condition the heart and lungs to improve oxygenation in general. ...Read more
I have allergies and asthma. Will targeted exercise help strengthen my lungs to make them a little more efficient?
I am 48 year old female with bolus lung disease. The bolus is huge, and I am seeing a surgent this week what can I expect if I have surgery? What is the survival rate? Or is my best option to just live healthy with exercise and diet
Does not exist:
This kind of disease does not exist.
What is the real name? ...Read more
Where is best to exercise when breathing very heavily to avoid the risk of lung cancer and what would be harmful to breathe in inside and outside?
It is good that you are exercising vigorously. Indoors or outdoors may not matter much. If one site has more polluted air, it would be better to avoid that site. Not knowing about the ambient air pollution and indoor air quality where you live, it is not feasible to make a recommendation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Chest: Pushup. Without a doubt the cheapest most effective exercise for the pectoralis muscles. Plan on doing multiple sets of many reps. Doesn't take any special equipment. Can do anywhere you have a floor or solid surface and gravity. ...Read more
Bench press: The primary muscle on your chest is the pectorals. Increased chest size can be achieved through regular muscle conditioning and strengthening with bench press- supine, incline, and decline options can be done. ...Read more
I have one medium size dumbbell and I want to improve my chest because its so small or thin. What is the best home exercise for me?
Get another dumbbell: You can do bench presses with two, depending on their weight. You can do flies by exxtending your arms while laying on your back and raising the dumbbells to the middle of your chest. Also, you can do pushups in a variety of ways! The dumbbell exercise is analogous to the picture! ...Read more
Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?
No: While dumbbell exercises can be very beneficial, they can also put stress on joints if not done properly. It sounds like you are putting stress on the shoulder joint and this should be avoided. Push ups are good exercises to tone the chest but can be modified to your level. If you are not sure how to do exercise the right way, seek out a personal trainer or physical therapist. ...Read more
Why is there fluid?: The choice of therapy depends on accurate diagnosis. Plus, some therapies provide short term relief and others change the underlying physiologic processes. For one of the most common causes of fluid in the lungs, congestive heart "failure", medications called diuretics are prescribed. When your doc chooses which diuretic to use, it depends upon many other factors including heart & kidney function. ...Read more
Unlikely. . .: I didn't give an unqualified "no" only because theoretically breathing in smoggy air doesn't help (I'm more worried about folks in Beijing than Los Angeles). Aside from that, exercise actually improves lung function. Heart, too. Recent study suggests being fit in middle age linked to lower lung & colon cancer risk later on in men. ...Read more
Yes: But only if you quit smoking now. Lung function will improve, and exercise may help. ...Read more
Eventually but: Your lungs have to heal first! After healing exercise can usually be readily be resumed. .. unless your exercise involves SCUBA diving or summiting one of the 8km peaks of the world. Nonetheless why not review this with your treating physician about optimally timing. ...Read more
Yes and No: Depending on when, the severity, the mechanism of how your lungs collapse exercise may not be permitted immediately. I would see your doctor that diagnosed you with collapsed lungs and get clearance from them. Good luck. ...Read more
Time: Acclimate by being in mountains. Take min 2-3 weeks. I live at 9400. Took me a year to be half way competitive after moving away for med school. ...Read more
Time, usually: Most forms of pneumonia in children do not produce permanent changes in lung tissues, and with time and gradual increases in physical activity your child should recover uneventfully. If, however, they fail to do so, would strongly recommend they being seen by a pediatrician or pediatric pulmonologist. Truly believe and hope this will not be needed. Hope they get well soon. ...Read more
What is a best way to find out if your lungs are in good shape or not? I smoke a pack or so a day.
What is the best way to relieve constricted lungs? No pain but feels like there's pressure on my lungs
Anxiety: But you should get lung function tests for reassurance. ...Read more
Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly
Deconditioning: If overweight and not physical activity, tachycardia and shortness of breath can occur with exercise Need a physician evaluation to rule cardiac problems. An approach will be healthy living and regular exercise starting with walking as tolerated and gradually increase intensity. ...Read more
Cardio or weights!: As long as your heart rate is kept about 70% of 220-age in years, you should be ok. It will take less exertion to get their, but the exercise will improve your perception of lung problems because your heart will be more efficient! ...Read more
Walking works: Any exercise is good. Do something you enjoy and you'll be more likely to do it! Walking is perfectly good exercise. Take earphones and your MP3 player or bring your best friend with you. Bicycling and swimming are excellent too. Yoga's good. Golf, tennis, basketball. Go for it! ...Read more
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Go to MD: The presence of lung bullae are correlated with symptoms. They are graded and if severity is bad a lung reduction surgery or bullectomy is considered. The presence of one bulla is not an indication but care has to be taken due to possibility of pneumothorax. Go to a lung specialist and be examined and advised. ...Read more
I developed a lung metastasis from orihinal rectus cancer treated with chimio radio and asportation. Why this lung metastasis and what s the best t?
Depends on stage: In the medically fit individually, the standard of care upfron therapy for stage I -iib nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. For stage iiia - iv, therapy is chemotherapy +/- radiation. For early stage lung cancer, surgery can often be done minimally invasively. Http://bit. Ly/csjsqa. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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