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Doctor insights on: How Much Running To Improve My Lung Capacity

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How can I improve my aerobic capacity? Will it take long?

How can I improve my aerobic capacity? Will it take long?

Push yourself: Go to your limit for perhaps half an hour on the treadmill. If you're generally healthy, you will notice improved aerobic capacity within a week. But you have to really "punish" yourself especially in first few days. ...Read more

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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How can I improve my cardio to last longer, ? Other than running..? My point is to get to a stamina level like big atheles.

How can I improve my cardio to last longer, ? Other than running..? My point is to get to a stamina level like big atheles.

Sleep more: Sleeping a full 8-9 hrs daily with good diet and hydration are the secrets to professional athletes. Having worked with the official doctors of the chicago bears, bulls and white sox, those are simple tips that are overlooked and easy to copy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Aside from steam bath and deep breathing exercises, how can I optimize my lung function?

Aside from steam bath and deep breathing exercises, how can I optimize my lung function?

Exercise: Deep breathing exercises and well as aerobic exercise will help you feel better and tune up your lung function. Avoid smoking anything and if allergies are a problem, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can i get a voice amplifier to improve my dad diminished lung capacity ?

Can i get  a voice amplifier to improve my dad  diminished lung capacity ?

Not sure?: Not sure what that is. One can not generally improve 'lung capacity' . So if one has decreased lung fuction from a certain disease or condition then generally will not return. Depends also on severity of capacity. Need to know the undelying condition. Please clarify. ...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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How much lung damage is done in 14 years via 2 parents secondhand smoking? Also, how long does it take for my lungs to recover?

How much lung damage is done in 14 years via 2 parents secondhand smoking? Also, how long does it take for my lungs to recover?

Depends: Some people's lungs are very susceptible to tobacco smoke, others much less sensitive. In general, most smokers' lungs recover to a certain extent in 5 to 6 years after cessation of exposure. However you cannot reverse any permanent damage that may already be present. ...Read more

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Male 22. Goal to increase stamina and left ventricle size. I do 30-45mins cardio a day. How much more to become as fit as athletes?

Male 22. Goal to increase stamina and left ventricle size. I do 30-45mins cardio a day. How much more to become as fit as athletes?

Depends: Are you interested in simple cardio fitness or do you have olympic aspirations? For the former, you're doing enough now. For the latter, you haven't scratched the surface. ...Read more

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How can I improve my fitness with copd?

How can I improve my fitness with copd?

Conditioning: It actually depends on how severe and symptomatic your COPD is. Slow and increasing exercises have been proven to help improve the sensation of the person and recondition. The alleviation of the sense of dyspnea is the best we can do for severe copd, even with no proof of improvement of lung function. Improved lung function with the meds also help. ...Read more

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If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

Define air capacity: If by air capacity, you mean your lungs vital capacity, then no. Your vital capacity is dictated by your anatomy (it's a function of your age and height). But if you're referring to your vo2max (maximal aerobic capacity) then yes, since this is a measure of oxygen use and indirectly, physical fitness. ...Read more

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How can I improve running stamina through an injury?

How can I improve running stamina through an injury?

Cross training: There are many ways to take an active approach to rehabbing a running injury while maintaining stamina. Depending on nature of injury, biking, elliptical, or rowing machine are good options. If you have access to a pool, water running or swimming are great ways to maintain stamina and have been proven effective even with elite athletes. ...Read more

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How to improve strength in my knee?

How to improve strength in my knee?

OnlyWay: Use It with: care while minimizing any pain, Muscles strength & coordination only improve with use. Key: incorporating a complex variety of uses, not just more strength/range in one or a limited set of uses. Thus machines, walking, running, jumping, etc. If any joint pain(s) consider glucosamine+chondroitin (molecular building blocks of cartilage, Nutransense a good brand, sourced from N. America, not China). ...Read more

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How to increase my hemoglobin level from 13 to 14 and how much time do i need to do so ??

How to increase my hemoglobin level from 13 to 14 and how much time do i need to do so ??

Normal hemoglobin: Normal haemoglobin levels vary from lab to lab, but for men, normal levels are from around 13.8 to 17.2. Iron-rich foods include most meats, chicken, and some surprises like oysters and sardines. Better yet, get iron from healthy plant sources instead: try lentils, beans, & spinach. Check for hidden bleeding from stomach ulcers. Ask a Dr to assess why you are anemic. Recheck levels in a month. ...Read more

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How to improve my eyesight and won't have to depend on glasses that much?

How to improve my eyesight and won't have to depend on glasses that much?

Some options: You could try contact lenses as a non-surgical option. Otherwise, you can be evaluated to have refractive lens exchange, which is a surgical option. An implant with your prescription can be placed so that you are less dependent on glasses. It won't always eliminate them in every situation. This is considered cosmetic unless you have cataracts that are affecting your vision. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Cialis 10mg increase the quantity of semen in short time? For how much time does it build up? Can running and jogging help boost semen quantity

Does Cialis 10mg increase the quantity of semen in short time?  For how much time does it build up? Can running and jogging help boost semen quantity

No to all: The cialis is designed to have any effect on the semen. Also there is no evidence that running or jogging boosts the semen.There are no effective drugs to just increase the volume of the semen. ...Read more

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In your opinion will a spirometer help expand lung capacity? Should i buy it? Want to expand capacity, talk better, less tense + enhance projection

In your opinion will a spirometer help expand lung capacity? Should i buy it? Want to expand capacity, talk better, less tense + enhance projection

Incentive Spirometer: Using this device does not necessary help your lung capacity. It will however help prevent a condition called atelectasis. This is when the bottom portion of the lungs collapse a bit causing increased risk of pneumonia. We use this in a hospital routinely to help prevent pneumonia especially after surgery. ...Read more

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I have allergies and asthma. Will targeted exercise help strengthen my lungs to make them a little more efficient?

I have allergies and asthma. Will targeted exercise help strengthen my lungs to make them a little more efficient?

Yes: Your asthma needs to be in good control. In general, swimming is the best overall exercise for asthma and will improve endurance, muscles, and strengthen your lungs. Tai chi will also help as will some martial arts. ...Read more

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