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How does yoga improve lung health?

How does yoga improve lung health?

Increasing stamina: Breathing techniques in yoga will built stamina to respiratory muscles, creates optimum ventilation, minimizes waste of energy due respiration, allows uniform ventilation of all parts of lung not allowing collapse of lung, spends minimum energy. ...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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Ct chest w/contrast found multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma. How serious is it. I get sob when I bend over or do yoga exercise.?

Ct chest w/contrast found multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma. How serious is it. I get sob when I bend over or do yoga exercise.?

Possibly: These are unlikely to cause shortness of breath. Most commonly these nodules are evidence of a prior infection such as histoplasmosis, especially if you have resided in the ohio river valley, or less likely tuberculosis. These are known as granulomas. However, other causes are also possible. Your doctor that referred you for the scan should be able to determine if you need more tests. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain in ribs. Some times I fell pain in upper chest. I do yoga. It pains a lot when I do abs. Why?

I am feeling pain in ribs. Some times I fell pain in upper chest. I do yoga. It pains a lot when I do abs. Why?

Costochondriti: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. “Feeling pain in the ribs and sometimes in the upper chest” is likely due to inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum, called Costochondritis. Pain may radiate to abdomen which can be worse while doing abs. Focus on Meditation, stop postures which increase pain. See Orthopedic Physician ...Read more

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I was tossing an 8-pound medicine ball for the first time in years. In catching it, my fingers slipped and it bopped me on the chest. It's still too painful to do yoga or push-ups or even twist in my chair, and it's been two weeks. Is it worth having it l

I was tossing an 8-pound medicine ball for the first time in years. In catching it, my fingers slipped and it bopped me on the chest. It's still too painful to do yoga or push-ups or even twist in my chair, and it's been two weeks. Is it worth having it l

More time: Sounds like a highly moderate impact occurred, and you should be getting more relief soon with relatively quick recovery thereafter. Give it a few more weeks as long as it's slowly improving, and doesn't impair your breathing and remains positional. Otherwise note any worsening or unusual symptoms and get to your medical provider. Get well. ...Read more

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Chest pain in right side and middle. Its paining more while pressing. Paining while moving, breathing, head down, morning exercise and yoga.?

Chest pain in right side and middle. Its paining more while pressing. Paining while moving, breathing, head down, morning exercise and yoga.?

Costochondritis?: Rib bones don't come all the way to breast bone. Last few inches are more elastic cartilage so your chest can rise w/ breath & twist when you do. Where cartilage meets rib or breast bone, is a joint that gets inflamed & painful under right circumstances, like too much coughing, twisting, heavy lifting, etc. Can last up to 8 weeks, responds to ibuprofen. See md if worsening or persisting. ...Read more

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What should I eat to improve lung health?

What should I eat to improve lung health?

Antioxidants: All anti oxidants will help protect your lung & probably help rapair. Greens & vegetables as well as fruits. Those are the best ...Read more

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Can meditation really help improve lung health?

Can meditation really help improve lung health?

No: No meditation nor any natural known substance has proved to improve lung function. Meditation as any associated maneauver can help the persons to understand their inner energy. Also to be calm & rational on responses as well as learn to understand your body better. Also to improve your response to different reactions, your limitations & attributes. ...Read more

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How are these wildfires affecting my lung health?

How are these wildfires affecting my lung health?

Hurting: Wildfires produse very small particles that are able to travel 100s of miles. When inhaled, they travel deel into the pulmonary tree. ...Read more

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Will too much exercise permanently affect my lung health?

Will too much exercise permanently affect my lung health?

Probably not: I know of no one who has developed lung problems as a result of exercise. It's far more likely to have other kinds of injuries like stress fractures, back problems, knee problems etc. From exercising "too much.". ...Read more

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I have a sinus issue. Could this be related to my lung health?

I have a sinus issue. Could this be related to my lung health?

Usually not: Sinus problems are usually related to the sinuses in your face and are usually related to some allergy, rather than something related to your lungs. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been smoking for about a year and I am quiting. What can I all do to help improve my lung function and restore them back to health?

Any advice? I have been smoking for about a year and I am quiting. What can I all do to help improve my lung function and restore them back to health?

Just stay quit!: Begin a gradual exercise program and increase levels of exercise to what is tolerated, and stay on a healthy balanced diet. Other than that, there are no proven ways to help your lungs heal - they will do so on their own when released from the toxic effects of the tobacco smoke. Studies show that lungs get back to normal function within a year or so of quitting, maybe a shorter time in your case. ...Read more

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What tests are available to check lung health?

What tests are available to check lung health?

PFTs: Pulmonary function tests can be used to check how well your lungs are working. ...Read more

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How does a humidifier affect your lung health?

Yes, In a Dry enviro: A humidifier can be helpful if the surroundings are very dry, such as in winter with "forced hot air" warming. Our nose, nasal passages, trachea all act to humidify our inspired air. If the air is too dry, these structures, too, can become dry. Keep in mind that humidifiers, if not kept lean, can also impart bacteria to the air, so some caution is necessary. Refer to package directions. ...Read more

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If I have asthma, does that mean that my lung health is very bad?

If I have asthma, does that mean that my lung health is very bad?

Probably not...: Asthma, by definition, is reversible obstruction. This means, on the right regimen for you, there should be no obstruction measured on your pulmonary function test between exacerbations. During an exacerbation, there is increased obstruction/inflammation which is treated until the airways get back to baseline. ...Read more

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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more