Our lungs keep us alive by bringing fresh oxygen into our bodies. Besides that, they also remove the carbon dioxide and other waste gases that store up in our bodies.
So, why do we continue to take our lungs for granted and practice poor respiratory hygiene?
Research shows that those with poor respiratory hygiene are at a higher risk of catching harmful infections and diseases such as COVID-19.
Although our bodies have a natural defense system to protect the lungs from infection, there are other things we can do to ensure the health and wellness of our lungs.
- Quit Smoking
Cigarette smoking is one of the major causes of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Furthermore, cigarette smoke can narrow the air passages, making breathing more difficult to do. It also causes chronic inflammation in the lungs, which can eventually lead to chronic bronchitis.
- Avoid Exposure to Lung-Damaging Indoor Pollutants
Chemicals stored at home and in the workplace can cause and/or worsen lung disease. Make your home and offices smoke-free. And check your home for radon.
- Get Regular Check-Ups
Make sure you regularly visit your doctor for a check-up. This can help prevent and detect illnesses before they cause complications.
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