How about eliminating the risk factors that can lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and protecting your lung health?
Being more conscious about health in the post-pandemic period has become imperative for you and your family to lead a healthy lifestyle. We should no longer overlook the seriousness of certain health problems, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which can have a long-term impact on those who suffer from it.
COPD is an inflammatory lung disease that interferes with the flow of air through the lungs and is associated with a variety of symptoms, the most common being difficulty breathing. Other important symptoms are wheezing, persistent dry cough, chest infections, chest tightness and fatigue. People who suffer from COPD may have a higher chance of developing major health ailments such as heart problems, lung cancer, and other related conditions.
Here are some precautions you and your family can adopt to keep your lungs healthy and COPD free;
1. STOP SMOKING
Smoking often becomes the root cause of all respiratory problems. Regular smokers tend to develop some or other respiratory problems, often over a period of time. Stopping this habit altogether will greatly improve the condition of your lungs and therefore your breathing.
2. LEARN BREATHING EXERCISES
Breathing exercises can help increase our lung capacity. Practicing yoga helps you understand these exercises more deeply, while also maintaining your fitness. If you don’t have time to do yoga, you can learn easy and effective breathing techniques that can be applied even while on the road or watching TV.
3. MANAGE YOUR STRESS LEVEL
Taking control of yourself psychologically can save you from such health problems alone. Having high stress levels causes anxiety. Keeping yourself comfortable is a great way to reduce the incidence of disease.
4. IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT HOME
It’s an urban legend that pollution only affects you when you step outside. The air quality in our homes is often compromised depending on your area of residence. Top quality air purifiers are available today to keep you informed about the air quality in your home and help expel polluted air.
5. EXERCISE REGULARLY
Physical exercises strengthen muscles; keeps you fit and healthy. Get 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise like walking or swimming most days and combine that with three days of one hour strength training.