Cancer is not just a single disease but multiple diseases of a single name, so the obvious reason for people to get scared of. What makes it scarier is its late detection. Most of the cancer gets detected when its already spread to other parts of the body, which is called Metastatic until then it doesn’t show any symptom.
If you have been a smoker, you will know how difficult it is to quit smoking. Lots of resolution, anti-smoking pills, nicotine patches, a day of going without smoking, suffering from nicotine withdrawals; quitting cigarette is a messy affair! In today’s topic, we will discuss how to eliminate nicotine from the system. To get further into the topic, let’s first learn what happens when we smoke and how nicotine affects our system.
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.
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.
2018 is coming to an end and with the advent of the New Year, it is time to set new resolutions. But if one of your New Year resolutions is quitting alcohol, you might want to read this article before taking a decision. Some recent news had been making claims that a pint of beer or a glass of wine a day shortens lifespan. Such claims have dampened a lot of spirits who love their celebratory drink at Christmas or New Year. But these are some partial conclusions made. What we are here to discuss today is how much alcohol is too much alcohol and how can we drink while not harming our health as well.
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
If you thought tuberculosis was ‘a thing of the past’, think again! As per the global standards, it is the second biggest killer caused by a single infectious agent. 1.8 million people die worldwide from tuberculosis while 10.4 million people fall sick affected by the disease. Although we have come a long way since the mid -1980s when TB was termed a Global Emergency by the WHO, still there are millions of people getting affected by the disease each year.
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