A Healthy lung compared to a smoker’s lung.
Here at livegreaterhealth.com I want to talk about lung health, an organ of our bodies that is most important. The lungs are the primary organ of the respiratory system. Their purpose is to extract oxygen from the air we breath and transfer it to the bloodstream. Then release carbon dioxide from the bloodstream back into the air.
We need our heart, stomach, kidneys, and all our other organs that are in our bodies, especially our lungs to live.
So why do we need our lungs? Simple to have life. This is why we should take care of our lungs.
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Keep on reading to find out more about your lungs and how to protect them.
Right now we are going talk about 2 types of lung disease – COPD & Asthma (refractory non-reversible)
COPD makes it hard to breath and I know this firsthand because my wife has got it and it gets worse over time. there are several diseases that fall into the COPD category.
and the one we are going to talk about Asthma
This is some of her symptoms.
- Wheezing and tightness in the chest
- Shortness of breath
Now the way COPD works is when you take air in it makes it hard to get it out. Air pockets in your lungs called sacs become infected and do not work to get the air out like they should.
Way to Treat COPD
Quick-relief inhalers and nebulizers.
The quick-relief inhalers are just that, if you have a flare up you use a quick-relief inhaler to instantly open up airways.
The nebulizer are for long term treatment could include any type of inhaled medication whatever your doctor prescribes.
Lung Flute is hand held flute shaped device that you blow into that helps reduce the mucus loosening it by sound wave vibrations.
Some COPD Causes
Smoking is one of the main causes of COPD and the more you smoke the worse it is for COPD.
Any kind of air pollution could be a causes like exhausts from factories or chemical plants or even burning trash or wood whatever it is could be any type of pollution.
COPD can be inherited with a genetic disorder known as alpha-1 if you inherit a mutated gene you could be infected.
Asthma attack occur when the muscles around the airways get swollen, causing the airway linings to close up, and mucus to build up that causes you to cough, wheeze and spit up. Asthma is a progressive lung disease, other symptoms you may have.
- Rapid Breathing
- Difficulty Speaking
- Lips and fingernail may turn blue
- Chest Pain
Some Asthma Causes
The reasons I have found that cause people to get asthma are either from the environment or genetic.
They are several things that can trigger asthma attack some of them are:
- Common cold
- Any respiratory infection
- Smoke or any air pollutant
- Certain medications
- Some foods can even be a cause
Ways to Treat Asthma
There is no cure for asthma, but there are ways to control it.
The very first thing that should be done is talking to your healthcare provider.
One thing that one should do that has asthma is to stay keeping active.
Asthma is treated with long-term control and quick-relief medicines.
Long-term control medicines help reduce airway inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms.
Quick-relief, or rescue inhalers relieve asthma symptoms that may flare up.
Avoid things that may worsen your asthma.
The Reason I Want To Help With Lung Diseases
Is because it has affected my family as well as other families that I know.
I know that going untreated can lead to death, so I want to get as much information out on this as I can. COPD is a serious lung disease. The earlier detected the easier it will be able to be treated.
I hope this information will help somebody in someway, Thanks for reading.
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