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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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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 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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Does caffine improve lung function ?

Does caffine improve lung function ?

Possibly: Caffeine can alter breathing and lung function. One article is: http://well.Blogs.Nytimes.Com/2010/11/29/asthma-symptoms-try-caffeine/?_php=true;_type=blogs;_r=0 which summarizes the news regarding a study of caffeine and asthma. Caffeine is also used to treat or to prevent apnea in young infants. ...Read more

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I was told that my lung capacity of 80% is equal to what would be predicted for a 69 year old woman. Scary, can I improve my lpc?

I was told that my lung capacity of 80% is equal to what would be predicted for a 69 year old woman. Scary, can I improve my lpc?

Perhaps: If you smoke - stop! If you know of allergens - stay free of them. If you are sedentary, plan to be more active. Eat mostly vegan - some animal protein is fine, just not much. Find a beginner yoga class and learn breathing exercises - or start w/ breathing exercises. Here are some: http://livewell.jillianmichaels.com/exercises-increase-lung-capacity-4259.html You can find more online. Best! ...Read more

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Is it true with patients that have asthma excercise improves asthma and makes the lungs stronger to where your asthma is not as bad, or is that false?

Is it true with patients that have asthma excercise improves asthma and makes the lungs stronger to where your asthma is not as bad, or is that false?

Exercise helps: Exercise will help those with asthma in the fact that when the body is well conditioned the lungs do not have to work as hard to meet the body's oxygen demands. However, exercise does not control the airway inflammation associated with asthma and if your physician recommends a daily controller medication you should continue this even if you start exercising. Exercise can induce bronchospasm. ...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?

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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Good food to improve lung capacity?

Good food to improve lung capacity?

none: There is no special diet or supplements for that. Avoid pollution (esp in india), do not smoke, exercise, and eat healthy food daily (low oil, no ghee at all, limit meat, and limit sugars/sweets). ...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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How does meditation improve brain function?

How does meditation improve brain function?

Growing evidence: Growing evidence shows that meditation not only impacts brain function, but actual physical structure. In people who meditate consistently, the amygdala (the brain's emotional "alarm" system) decreases in size, and the prefrontal cortex increases in thickness. Emotion regulation improves, along with ability for cognitive reappraisal & empathy. Relaxation alone does not explain these changes. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to improve lung function/efficiency?

Incentive Spirometry: Is what they use in the hospital when you're sick and debilitated. If you're healthy, your lung function and capacity is hard to improve much. Most of the improvement during exercise is due to improved function of the heart. ...Read more

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What does lung capacity mean and can you improve it? I am 53 with lung capacity 80%.

What does lung capacity mean and can you improve it? I am 53 with lung capacity 80%.

Lung capacity: Is essentially the volume of air that fills your lungs. Ways to increase are breathing exercises ( deep breathing, blowing up balloons, etc. ) and exercise, especially cardio. Athletes are always looking for ways to increase their lung capacities to improve performance. Lots of websites out there about it. Also, stop smoking if you do and optimize your asthma treatment if you are asthmatic. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having a lung capacity of 80%, I am 53 years old. Should I be concerned and can I do anything to improve my lung capacity?

I have been diagnosed as having a lung capacity of 80%, I am 53 years old. Should I be concerned and can I do anything to improve my lung capacity?

Don't worry.Exercise: A lung capacity of 80% may actually be within normal range, so I wouldn't get too concerned. Other considerations include symptoms (e.g. shortness of breath, cough), smoking history, history of asthma. So, first, you probably don't need to be concerned. And second, treatment of a specific disease can improve lung function. Otherwise, exercise is always good! ...Read more

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I am a smoker 6..7 fag a day.Not able to quit.Anything to improve my lungs condition to avoid canser.Any exercise any food habits to change.Vegetarian?

No: Living a healthy life style including smoking cessation, balanced diet and regular exercise helps but smoking is the worst risk factor. Certain medications like buproprion, nicotene replacement and varenicline can help quitting. Some of these medications like buproprion and varenicline need close physician supervision. ...Read more

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How to improve lungs after quit smoking suggest any fruits to improve it?

All fruits/veggies: Lung health is improved by diets that rely heavily on fruits and vegetables. There are findings that especially apples and tomatoes may protect against respiratory illness, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society. Reasons are being considered, but uncertain. In any case, good for you! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does camomile tea work as an antiinflamatory to improve lung fuction for people that have ashama ?

Does camomile tea work as an antiinflamatory to improve lung fuction for people that have ashama ?

Camomile cant hurt: I have never had any of my patients with asthma feel that camomile has helped their asthma. Having said that, it can't hurt. Depending on how severe your asthma is, the best responses for anti-inflammatory have been inhaled or oral steroids. ...Read more

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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more