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Doctor insights on: Healthy Lungs And Unhealthy Lungs

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Best exercise to keep lungs healthy?

Best exercise to keep lungs healthy?

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

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Lung (Definition)

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


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What a some ways to have healthy lungs?

What a some ways to have healthy lungs?

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

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What medicine can make your lungs healthy?

What medicine can make your lungs healthy?

Define "healthy"....: The question is a complicated one, & depends critically on how the lungs are functioning (or not functioning). Do you have a diagnosis in mind? What symptoms are the lungs causing? (cough? shortness of breath?) These make an important difference. Most medicines for the lungs are delivered by inhalers, like Albuterol or Fluticasone. There's no specific answer to your question. Need a diagnosis to a ...Read more

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What should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

What should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Lung health: Don't ever smoke (or quit if you are currently smoking), and exercise for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week. Check your house for radon, and try to stay out of polluted areas. ...Read more

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Whay should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Whay should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Lung health: Don't ever smoke (or quit if you are currently smoking), and exercise for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week. Check your house for radon, and try to stay out of polluted areas. ...Read more

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What types of foods make your lungs stronger and healthy?

What types of foods make your lungs stronger and healthy?

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

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Could you explain healthy things you can do for your lungs?

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

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How do you know how healthy your lungs are?Any simple way to know?

How do you know how healthy your lungs are?Any simple way to know?

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

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Is there any at home tests i can do to see if my lungs are healthy?

No at home tests: There are no reliable at home tests to asses lung healthiness. We use pulmonary function tests in the office, which are indicated if we suspect asthma or copd. If you don't smoke and do aerobic exercise regularly, you probably have pretty healthy lungs! ...Read more

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Hi, i lived in smoke pollution city. Could i know how to keep healthy lungs?

Hi, i lived in smoke pollution city. Could i know how to keep healthy lungs?

Nose mask: Hi, Sometimes if you are in heavily smoke area, nose mask might help. always wear protective devices as much as you can. ...Read more

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Is yelling (singing), in a band bad for your health? If you are scrreaming at the top of your lungs?

Is yelling (singing),  in a band bad for your health? If you are scrreaming at the top of your lungs?

Yelling: Some people who do a lot of loud singing or speaking get vocal cord nodules which can be very annoying. The treatment is mainly vocal rest. ...Read more

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Are there any naturally-occurring microbes in healthy lungs?

Yes: The lungs are not sterile as they are exposed to the environment as we breathe. These organisms are called normal respiratory flora. ...Read more

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Im smoking from past 4 years how much my lungs could be damaged? If i quit by now will they become healthy again?

Im smoking from past 4 years how much my lungs could be damaged? If i quit by now will they become healthy again?

Quit NOW!: The good news is you are still young and have not been "smoking for that long." nothing good comes from smoking, and the sooner you quit the better. Everyone's body is different, but at your age, stopping smoking can certainly help your lungs heal from any damage done and you have a good chance to have healthy lungs. Good luck, you need to quit now! ...Read more

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In the light I can see particles flying in the air in the home. Maybe it's dust. Is this stuff in air bad for health or lungs?

In the light I can see particles flying in the air in the home. Maybe it's dust. Is this stuff in air bad for health or lungs?

Normal, harmless: We all breathe dust into our lungs all the time. All air contains dust. It's more visible in certain lighting conditions, but this doesn't sound like an abnormal amount of dust and will not harm you at all. ...Read more

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Small rattling sound in lungs upon exhaling for 3 days, no other symptoms, coughing doesn't help, 33 yrs old, female, otherwise healthy?

Small rattling sound in lungs upon exhaling for 3 days, no other symptoms, coughing doesn't help, 33 yrs old, female, otherwise healthy?

Auscultation exam: You have to be examined by a "real doctor" who will listen to you, both your history and do a good physical exam listening to your lungs. Then you will procede from there. ...Read more

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I have been smoking since 17 and now 65. As far as i know I am healthy. I am in the process of quitting. Does or will my lungs start to heal?

Yes and yes: http://goo.gl/kkxkn genetics impact on when one develops cancer. Risk of cancer is associated with amount of exposure and duration of exposure. Tobacco exposure is associated with numerous cancers as well as other non-cancer diseases such as heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease. The sooner you quit the better your long term chance of healthy survival. ...Read more

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Smoked half a pack year when I was 20 and quit. Will my lungs ever be healthy, also what long term damage if any should I be concerned about?

Quit smoking: It's sounds like you were never a heavy smoker, and it's great you quit. After 5 years your lungs should be back to baseline. However if you have a history of ever having asthma you should be aware that smoking is a major trigger. Just make sure you don't start up again! It's not worth the long term health risks ...Read more

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How bad are my lungs damage and will they heal and how long if i only smoked 3 packes or less in my hole life im 20 y.o & just quit 2 day im health to?

How bad are my lungs damage and will they heal and how long if i only smoked 3 packes or less in my hole life im 20 y.o & just quit 2 day im health to?

Congrats!: Matt, congratulations on quitting!. This is the single most important thing you could do for your health. The good news is that with that degree of smoking you have a very good chance of still having very healthy lungs. The bad news is that "staying quit" can be very hard, and although it is extremely important, you have to guard against relapses. Keep up the good work. ...Read more