Lung Problems

The lungs are the primary organs of breathing in humans, allowing us to respire. Respiration is the reaction that provides our bodies with energy by combining the oxygen we breathe with the food we eat, producing carbon dioxide as a by-product. Put simply, without our lungs we would not be able to sustain life.

Apart from common respiratory problems caused by allergies like asthma, there are other more dangerous diseases that can affect the health of lungs. These include chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) – caused by a number of factors such as smoking, air pollution and genetics – and lung cancer – one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 46,500 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year in the UK, a figure that could be dramatically reduced if smoking habits were to decrease.

Lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in the world. In the UK, about 1 in 5 people have a history of asthma, COPD or another longstanding respiratory illness – that’s 12.7 million people. As mentioned, smoking, genetics and infections like TB are responsible for most incidences of lung disease… but certain types of pharmaceutical drugs, including paracetamol, could also weaken your lung function by lowering antioxidant activity in the lungs.

Uncover natural ways in which you could care for chronic lung conditions like COPD and which foods may assist in alleviating the symptoms of asthma. In our extensive archive, the Daily Health explores ways in which you can keep your lungs in top form by using effective and safe alternative therapies.

Latest Articles in Lung Problems

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How Passion Fruit Peel Could Ease Asthma Symptoms

If you or a loved one suffers from asthma you'll know just how debilitating the condition can be. 5.2 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 mi...

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Zinc deficiency raises the risk of pneumonia in the elderly

New research findings have revealed that low blood levels of zinc may be linked to an increased risk of pneumonia amongst the elderly, suggesting the benefits of supplements for th...

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Keep Your Lungs Youthful With These Nutrients

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Nice, isn't it? In a world of seemingly unlimited gratifications, a deep breath is still one of the most satisfying pleasures in life. (Of course, t...

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Natural Remedies That Can Ease COPD Symptoms

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common illness in the UK that mainly affects people over the age of 40. Surprisingly, it is not cold or flu that accounts for more...

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How Parties Can Trigger Allergic Reactions

A friend of mine really suffered this Christmas with fits of sneezing and watery eyes - symptoms that seemed to come about whenever she visited relatives or went to friends' partie...

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Natural Treatments To Prevent Asthma Attacks

If you suffer from asthma and have ever experienced a severe attack, you'll be only too familiar with the experience of not being able to "find your breath". If not, it's not har...

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Emphysema: How To Minimise Your Risk Naturally

For many people emphysema is a condition shrouded in mystery. Most people are aware that it affects the lungs in some way but that's often the extent of their knowledge. However, i...

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