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Doctor insights on: Natural Foods That Help Heal The Lungs

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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 are some foods and natural vitamins to strengthen heart and lungs of elderly patients?

What are some foods and natural vitamins to strengthen heart and lungs of elderly patients?

Fruits,veggies,supps: Fruits & veggies contain beneficial flavonoids & antioxidants- eat ones with all the colors of the rainbow! supplements proven to strengthen the heart are magnesium (found in dark leafy greens/nuts/seeds), coq10 (ubiquinol/ubqh is the form best for the elderly), d-ribose, taurine and carnitine. I recommend the book reverse heart disease now by stephen sinatra md for details. ...Read more

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How do you heal raw lungs?

How do you heal raw lungs?

Time: Usually lungs feel raw after a viral illness or lots of coughing. Almost always time will heal them. Be patient. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Could food get stuck in my lungs?

Could food get stuck in my lungs?

Yes.: Technical name is aspiration. One may choke involuntary or because of a pre-existing condition such as a stroke. Normally our cough reflex will clear the airway. Sometimes a bronchoscopy may need to be done is food is "stuck". Chest xray may help but not all foreign bodies able to be seen on a cxr. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get food into your lungs?

Is it possible to get food into your lungs?

Yes: Aspiration of food is very common, most people can cough out the offending food. But a bad enough event can lead to death or serious illness. ...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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How much could your lungs heal themselves after being a smoker?

How much could your lungs heal themselves after being a smoker?

Depends: It really depends on how much lung damage you have and how long you smoked. It could take up to 10 years although you may start feeling improvement in your breathing in first year of quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Yes I am a smoker for 15 yrs im about to quit and wanted to know if there is a way to help my lungs heal better?

Yes I am a smoker for 15 yrs im about to quit and wanted to know if there is a way to help my lungs heal better?

Exercise!: Congratulations on quitting! it is, by far, the best thing you can do to help your lungs. There isn't really much else you can do to help your lungs heal any better but certainly regular cardiovascular/aerobic exercise can benefit you in so many ways, healthier lungs are just the beginning! good luck! ...Read more

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