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Healthy Lungs And Unhealthy 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Don't smoke...: One of the very best things to do for your lungs is to not smoke tobacco products. Another "lung healthy" practice is to engage in regular cardiovascular exercise such as walking. If someone works in an environment with potentially poor air quality (such as in saw mills or mining), it is good to wear appropriate respiratory protection as well. ...Read more
Pulmonary function: If you have no functional limitation, can do whatever you want w/o feeling excessively out of breath, and if you don't smoke and aren't exposed to environmental risks like chemicals & dust, then really no need to worry about lung function. However, if that's not enough to allay your fears, ask your family doc for non-invasive pulmonary function test to look for obstructive or restrictive disease. ...Read more
Environment: Don't smoke. Don't be a miner. Avoid tobacco smoke. Don't inhale cigarette or cigar smoke. Avoid heavily polluted areas. Don't smoke. Dont live with a smoker, don't live in a poorly ventilated wood-stove heated room. Don't smoke and, finally, don't smoke. ...Read more
Nonspecific foods.: No particular food can do this. Good balanced diet and possible supplements may help. Some studies show improvement overall health with antioxidants. Good physical activity and relaxation help overall well being. May want to consult a registered dietician at your local hospital. ...Read more
Im smoking from past 4 years how much my lungs could be damaged? If i quit by now will they become healthy again?
Yes lungs do heal: How much did you smoke each day? What kind of cigarettes, filtered or unfiltered? Did any of your closer relatives develop emphysema (COPD) or lung cancer, with smoking? Do you have shortness of breath or trouble breathing after exertion (doe)? If not, you may do well if you quit cigarettes now, as the lungs, throat and mouth can heal in time. See your doc for regular checks in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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