How to save your lungs? COVID-19-Coronavirus- Helpful Knowledge from Medical Experts.

Lungs
Lungs


In this pandemic disease period, all of us are very curious to know, how can we protect our lungs or save our lungs? And we all know coronavirus affects the respiratory system of human beings and the majority of the death causes respiratory disease due to viruses.

Let us know how can we prevent viruses from affecting our lungs, here I will give you a list of 15 important points to be noted. Will explain each point step by step. How to save your lungs?

Asthma Patient
Asthma Patient


Another common doubt that, do asthma patients have to worry about coronavirus? How it will affect them? Are there more chances for them to catch the virus? What all protection to be followed while using inhaler by asthma patients and  COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) patients and who all using oxygen at home. What all sorts of health measures to be taken by them, will be explained here.

First of all, we have to quit smoking completely.  We all know very well that smoking how much injurious for our lungs.  it is compulsory to quit smoking in this pandemic period. Do you know yearly 8 million smokers are dying all over the world? Lung cancer due to smoking is the death reason. If you are unable to practice stopping smoking, take help from counseling or de-addiction centers.

We know we have two lungs, even 70% is fine, yet we can live, that’s y smokers’ health problem quickly not visible. But this lungs issue worsen, when any of the respiratory diseases affect you, 70% of working lungs will become worst and will lead you to serious condition. 

Now let us think about asthma patients, asthma is an allergic disease. Some got allergic to pollen, some of the others allergic to dust, animal hair, moisture weather, cold-like anything can be the reason of asthma.

Asthma patients should keep away from these triggers. Triggers might be any specific medicine, food, animal hair, pollen, dust, and anything. Now the answer to the question, Do asthma patients have a high risk of coronavirus? the answer is NO. For asthma patients, the corona effect is just like any normal person. Who has a very severe attack of asthma, their recovery period will be slower than normal patients. To recover the COVID-19, they have to fight with the virus a little bit longer than others? 

lungs-anatomy

Lungs we have one on the right side and one on the left side. It takes a very important role in keeping us alive. There are three lobes inside the lung’s ribs. Lungs protected with chest ribs and backside protected by the spine. Lungs help us in breathing and also helps in producing voice. We know the right lungs have three lobes, the left lungs have two lobes. Through the mouth and nose oxygen inhaled to lungs with the help of muscle contraction and release the carbon dioxide with muscle relaxation. 

Let us discuss the 15 points one by one.  These points to be noted especially to prevent lung disease or even if we got corona affected. Let us know how can we prevent this dreadful disease.

1. Trigger –  

Avoid triggers that cause asthma. Triggers can be anything like pollen, dust, animal hair, moisture, cold breeze, specific food, smell, medicine, perfumes. Asthma patients should know the triggers which cause their disease, and always let you keep away from your trigger. Follow your health practitioner’s advice to keep yourself safe. 

2.  Inhaler- 

There are two types of inhalers, one used for the protection and another for treatment basis. let us identify the differences between these two inhalers? Protective inhalers are those, doctors advise asthma patients to use regularly to prevent disease.  When the patient affected with asthma Doctor prescribes the other inhaler that is Treatment Inhaler. If you are prescribed to take a protective inhaler. You should not stop using, you should continue the use in this coronavirus season. Treatment inhaler use only when the disease affected you,

3. Smoking. 

As I said above it will decrease your immunity power and also will affect the function of the lungs very badly, it is the perfect time to quit smoking. If now you did not quit. then it never will happen, coronavirus will take you, keeping in this mind, change yourself.

Now comes some exercises I will explain. Here I am explaining 3 breathing exercises you should follow. Doing breathing Yoga is an essential part of your life in this pandemic season. Put a habit from today itself to change your lifestyle to fight with coronavirus. You are not late to start. 

4. Pursed lip breathing- 

This is a well-known exercise to get oxygen properly to reach to lungs. American Lung Association recommends this exercise to relax your lungs and to receive more oxygen for your lungs.

5. Belly breathing-

It is a type of breathing diaphragmatically. Breathing by expanding/contracting your lungs by raising/lowering your diaphragm. Instead of using your chest, here you have to use your diaphragm. 

6.Forced Cough

Take a deep breath, then hold your breath for 3 – 7 seconds, then breathe out. Repeat this process 5 times. 5th-time cough in full force. your mucus will come out from the bottom of your lungs.

 I will explain  how to do these exercises in detail
7. Steam Inhalation-

Do Steam Inhalation whenever you have mucus issues. You can add any medicine, Vicks, or even without medicines too you can take steam inhalation. I suggest you do not use an electronic plastic vaporizer. Take a pot of hot water, cover the pot with a towel or any thick cloth, keep your face towards the steam comes from the pot. Inhale this steam through your nostrils and mouth. Close you one nostril and take steam, then through another nostril. Do this way 5 times. What happens while you steam is, Your phlegm will start to melt inside your chest lungs and head, melted phlegm will start come out through your nostril, keep a cotton handkerchief to wipe off the mucus. 

Repeat this process for 5 minutes to 10 minutes max., if you have more mucus issues take this steaming inhalation in all the two hours of gap. This is the best method, safe and effective; along with other medications you can continue this too, there are no side effects, While doing Steam Inhalation you have to be careful about burning yourself, do this in safe mode. This is very easy to do at home. 

8. Cough syrup-

Cough syrup is not at all suggested for anyone, it is not safe. There are two types of cough syrups, One is an expectorant, and another one is dry cough syrup. 

Expectorant cough syrups help to melt the mucus in your lungs, first go to the blood and will reach to lungs to remove the mucus. It is mild.  In severe conditions, you can use expectorant. 

Dry cough syrups directly affect the brain. Dry cough syrup won’t treat the reason for the cough. It just suppresses the cough won’t cure the cough.

So better avoid dry cough syrups. .Dry cough syrups only suggests for those who have a hernia. Who has done surgery, who should not cough on the period of surgery?. Taking cough syrup to control your cough or to melt mucus is not a good method. Try to melt the mucus in a natural way, let your body itself to emit the mucus. Depend these cough syrups only on the severe conditions. Do natural way such as steaming and let the body to emit the mucus.

9. Air circulation. 

Steps to be taken when you sit in quarantine. Select the room which has good air circulation where the natural breeze receives. There were rumors going around in the middle east that humidifier and air filter can kill the virus in the room, but these are not proven news. Do not use a closed room, better keep windows are open, and breathe fresh air.
Inside the room, you are not compulsory to wear masks, yes if you have coughing and sneezing or if any other person gets In the room, you should wear a mask for others’ safety.

10. Cold food- 
Always avoid cold food .. Especially if you have an infection in the throat, do not eat cold food. Do you know the coronavirus first gets into the nose then throat and then to lungs,? Cold food let the virus to increase faster. Eat hot or warm food. And do not drink cold water.



11. Warm water- 

Drink plenty of warm water daily. At least 3 liters of water you should drink daily. Leave the habit of drinking cold water in this pandemic season. Keep the habit of drinking hot or warm water. Especially early morning in empty stomach drink hot or lukewarm water by adding few drops of lemon juice. It will help your body to emit mucus and it is one of the best detoxification drinks.

12. Cold food. 
Avoid cold food .. Especially if you have an infection in the throat, do not take cold food. You know well the first virus get into the nose then throat and then to lungs,. Use only hot food. And drink plenty of hot water.  Very important to drink hot water constantly
Another important thing is to avoid direct air-condition air to your face. Keep the temperature in the medium. in centralized AC set temperature in  27-30 degrees, and normal AC you can keep 24 – 26-degree temperature.  If you cannot change the direction of air direct your face, better wear a face mask. Otherwise mornings you will get heaviness in the head. sneezing, throat irritations, etc.  


13. Protein-

Daily try to consume protein-rich food. Protein is contained in food like egg white, meat, avocado, beans. Protein is a must in the body especially to keep your lungs healthy.

14. Vitamin A, C, D-

These three vitamins are essential for your immunity. Consume Vitamin A, C, D rich food. Vitamin A rich food is carrots, milk, egg, etc. Citric food like Orange, lemon, mosamabi, grapes, papaya, etc are contained Vitamin C. To get vitamin D, daily get sun rays at least for 10 minutes. At 11 am. and 3 pm. is the best time to take sun rays to your body. For these vitamins, you can consume supplements also. But before taking supplemental tablets, get your medical practitioner’s advice.

Washing hands
Washing hands

15. Hand hygiene-

As we always hear from the media, I advise you the same, to keep your hands hygiene. On each touch, repeatedly wash your hands with soap and water patiently taking 20 seconds of time. Each time you touch any suspected places, wash your hands, in water unavailability use hand sanitizers. Take care of not touching your nose, mouth eyes with unhygienic hands. 

Disinfection-

Disinfect your room, clothes, and all your belongings, if you have an infection of the virus. When you enter the home from outdoor, directly go to the washroom and wash your used clothes in warm water. and take a shower. 

Breathing-Exercise
Breathing-Exercise



Here I am going to explain Breathing exercises in detail

Americal lungs association recommended these exercises for the patients who have respiratory issues. These exercises will help you to get plenty of oxygen to the lungs. Practicing this exercise will help you to reach oxygen to an even smaller section of the lungs. This COVID-19 disease can be easily cured by doing these exercises along with the above-mentioned habits and medications.
1. Purse lip breathing- 

Sit in a chair properly, take a deep breath fully through nostrils, breathe out slowly through your lips, your lip keeps like a purse, shape, then you have to release breath like whistling slowly. Repeat this for 5-10 times.
2. Belly breathing-

This Breathing recommended for bed patients, or you can do this in a sitting position also. Sit back, relax, and take a deep breath, keep a hand on your stomach to feel the air filling in your belly, then breathe out slowly through your mouth in whistling sound. This method recommended for those who have difficulty breathing with the nose. 

3. Forced cough-

Take a deep breath, and for 3 – 7 seconds hold the breath and breathe out. Repeats this process 5 times, on the 5th time do cough in forcefully. Your mucus from the bottom of the lungs even comes out. Keep it in mind this method is not recommended for dry cough patients, for them, there are chances of blood to come out while doing forced cough.

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