Aug 6, 2016

more tips I found for COPD

 I found these tips on https://www.leaf.tv/

Drink herbal tea. Several herbs have expectorant properties. Some of the herbs for tea include fenugreek, thyme, fennel, and cardamom. Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that also helps fight damage to the lungs.

Increase the amount of exercise you get. To clear your lungs of toxins, you need to get them working. Deep breathing and increased blood flow to the lungs help eliminate some of the toxins. If you’ve ever exercised and noticed you begin hacking volumes of mucus, that’s your body’s way of cleaning the lungs.

Take vitamin A to keep your lungs healthy. Two studies involving mice,”Vitamin A Deficiency Injures Lung and Liver Parenchyma and Impairs Function of Rat Type II Pneumocytes” and “Retinoids Have Differing Efficacies on Alveolar Regeneration in a Dexamethasone-Treated Mouse,” show that cigarette smoke depleted the lungs of vitamin A and that the lungs’ air sacks healed once given vitamin A. Improving your breathing helps clear the tar.

Drink plenty of water. Water helps detoxify and cleanse your system. It also provides fluid for the mucus that cleanses the lungs. According to the Mayo Clinic, one recommendation for intake is eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.


Tips

  • When you quit smoking, it takes a while to start feeling the effects, but the longer you refrain from smoking, the more the body repairs and cleans the lungs. Healthy eating habits and exercise simply hasten the process.
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