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Can You Really Trust Your Lungs!


Can You Really Trust Your Lungs!


Can You Really Trust 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 lt 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 also causes for such diseases.

In case you suffer from breathing problems, here’s something you can refer!

 Some easy-to-achieve steps:

 Be your own therapist!

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

  • They should monitor their pulse on 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 oximetre 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.

Take care of your lungs. Consider them as your most valuable asset, if only you don’t wish to fall sick and be a liability to your family 🙂

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