Our body is a machinery and all the organs are interconnected to one another in some way or the other. We breathe in and breathe out to keep our body living and healthy but never for once do we think how hard the lungs work to keep up with the respiratory function. We take our body for granted most times and we realize its importance only when it starts breaking down. Since breathing is a part and parcel of our living, we seldom take care of our lungs intentionally and realize its importance only when we face some respiratory issues. When our lungs are not functioning properly we also face some serious heart problems.
Bronchitis can be termed the unrecognized epidemic in India, thanks to the increase in the number of automobiles on the road and the growing air pollution with each passing day. It is a respiratory disorder that comes under the umbrella term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Bronchial asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases around the world. As the statistics laid by WHO, 100 to 150 million people suffer from this disease globally, out of which 15 million sufferers are from India. As per their reports, 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. The poor air quality of the country is indeed a matter of national health concern as more are more people are complaining of respiratory and breathing disorders.
Allergy is a very common problem of the changing season. I remember some ten years back, I used to have a severe allergic reaction with the onset of winter. With sniffles and multiple sneezes right after waking up, it used to get me really sick when the temperatures would drop down.
However, there are certain foods that can ease your allergy symptoms, increase your immunity against germs and protect you from seasonal allergies.
We have put together a list of 10 foods and drinks that will fight allergy symptoms and help you feel better.
Most of the Hollywood and Bollywood celebs swear by Surya Namaskar. It is one of the widely practiced yoga around the world and Yogi Gurus cannot stop raving about its health benefits. Surya Namaskar is a series of yoga postures to bow down to the Sun and pay respect. It is believed that the source of life on this planet began with the sun. Hence, scientifically and religiously the sun holds great importance to us.
While we have spoken about COPD recently, in today’s article we’ll see why making healthy food choices help to manage your COPD.
With the pollution increasing at the fastest pace, it is not surprising that more and more people are visiting the doctor’s clinic complaining of bronchitis and breathing issues. Breathing in the toxic pollution results in progressive lung diseases called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The most common of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Most of the people with COPD suffer from both these conditions.
Cough and cold is a common concern in children and most children in their younger days suffer from it almost all the days of the year. However, doctors say that 6-8 incidences of cold and cough are common among children in a year. They have also said that a runny nose in a child is a good thing as it is the body’s way of getting rid of germs, but sometimes the mucus gets thick that congests the child’s chest and nose giving him a stuffy head. It is then that the situation not just gets uncomfortable for the child but the parents too. A congested and stuffy nose makes it difficult for the child to breathe, eat or sleep.
Here are a few home treatments that you might try to make your child comfortable.
Did you think your home is the safest place on earth because there is no pollution? Well, it’s time that we burst the bubble for you! A report by the WHO reveals that 4.3 million people die worldwide due to pollution inside the house. Respiratory diseases, stroke, lung diseases, cancer, and stroke are as much caused by indoor pollution as by outdoor pollution. Deodorants, house cleaning sprays, detergents, hair sprays, air fresheners, furniture polish, indoor paints, cooking methods, and dust are responsible for the decline in indoor air quality. It also lies in our actions to bring down the air pollution and improve the quality of breathing air in the vicinity of our homes. We can plant some greenery in a few corners of our home to purify the air within.
Aren’t we all relieved after we reach our home because the vicinity of our home is safe and free of pollution? But we are absolutely wrong. There are many types of pollutants lurking in our home and is unknowingly harming our health. It is important that we understand the critical health problems these pollutants pose and take necessary precautions.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside
One of the most common childhood conditions, pneumonia is fairly common affecting 150 to 156 million kids worldwide. While in the US, pneumonia is manageable and not deemed as a life-threatening disease, but in developing countries where there is still a dearth of modern treatment options, pneumonia is life-threatening to children. As per the reports by the WHO, a child loses a life every 20 seconds due to pneumonia and it sums up to 16% of all juvenile deaths under 5 years of age.
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