How “Healthee” are your lungs?

We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives

-Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

You need to breathe for your story to be told! The air we breathe is life-giving. It is the medium for energy in our bodies,it makes us strong. Thus, the air we breathe should be pure.

Every day we inhale approximately 14,000 l of air, as we breathe for about 26,000 times, that equals to the volume of 150 full bathtubs! If this air that we breathe is polluted, it would have adverse effects on our health. Thus, to protect ourselves from the diseases caused by these pollutants, we need to keep this air clean and pollution free.

We share the air we breathe with thousands of people daily. In such situations transmission of airborne diseases is very easy. The pathogens (viruses and bacteria) can spread through coughing, sneezing, laughing or personal contact. These diseases affect the respiratory system of the body largely. Excessive smoking or genetics are also causing such diseases.

In case you suffer from breathing problems. Here is something you can refer to!

 Some easy-to-achieve steps

  • Stay clear of pollution. Wear a nasal mask in case you step onto the road.
  • Kick those cigarettes away. Stay clear of smoke. Remember: passive smoking is harmful than actually smoking a cigarette.
  • 3 doses of the supplement N-acetyl cysteine (200mg) helps mucus to break down and supplies antioxidant protection to lung tissues.
  • Add L-carnitine to your daily fitness regime. To improve breathing during exercise take 2g of this nutritional supplement twice daily.
  • Gain relief by ivy leaf. It prevents the spasm of muscles in the bronchial area.
  • To ease symptoms, naturally, 50 drops of concentrated alcohol extract should be taken twice daily.

 Be your own therapist!

People who suffer such chronic ailments should take care of the following points:

  • They should monitor their pulse on a daily basis. (Major fluctuations may lead to high or low blood pressure). Use a BP monitor.
  • People suffering from severe cases of asthma or bronchitis should use oxygen concentrators to provide oxygen therapy.
  • Due to excessive smoking, there is a high carbon monoxide content in the blood. A pulse oximeter allows you to monitor the oxygenation of haemoglobin.
  • For protection against airborne diseases like tuberculosis, swine flu, common cold, people having these diseases or those around them, should use nasal face masks.

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