Take care of your lungs health

Take care of your lungs health
The 2022 theme for World COPD Day is "Your lungs for life" which aims to highlight the importance of lifelong lung health. Lungs as one of the components of body organs are part of our respiratory system. Take care of what we can do to perpetuate our lung health and protect vulnerable populations.

Do not smoke as you can

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Cigarette smoke can narrow the airway , making breathing more difficult. It causes chronic inflammation or swelling of the lungs, which can lead to chronic bronchitis. Over time, cigarette smoke damages lung tissue and can trigger changes that develop into cancer. That means if you smoke, it's never too late to benefit from quitting.

Prevent from indoor pollutants that can damage our lungs

Secondhand smoke, chemicals in the home and workplace, and radon can cause or worsen lung disease. Make your home and car smoke-free. Test your home for radon. Avoid exercising outdoors on days with bad air. If you are concerned that something at home, school, or work might make you sick, talk to your healthcare provider.

Minimize exposure to outdoor air pollution

The air quality outside changes every day and sometimes it is unhealthy to breathe. Wearing a full face mask is a good chioce for it.

Prevent infection

Air from outdoors can contain the flu virus and other illnesses that can make you cough or have respiratory infections. These tips can help you:

Washing your hair before you eat or touch yourself, the cleanser can carry the virus away.

Get the flu vaccine every year. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if the pneumonia vaccine is right for you.

If you have a cold, stay still. Keep your distance and protect those around you, including your loved ones. Stay home from get off work or school until you feel better.

Keep exercise

Exercising is a vital part of llungs health whether if you're young or old.

Inspection as a period

Regular checkups can help prevent illness, even if you feel fine. This is especially true with lung disease, which sometimes goes undetected until severe. During the exam, your healthcare provider will listen to your breath and listen to your concerns.1


Take care your lungs for life anytime.



  1. Protecting Your Lungs. American lungs association, october 6, 2021

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