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

Help repair lung damage by eating plenty of fruit

Earlier this month I told you how exercising can help kick the habit of smoking. And now according to a new study, you may also be able to help repair damage done to your lungs by...

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smoking, cancer, lung problems

An easy way to quit smoking

A recent study showed that among older women, exercise levels are a better predictor of longevity than smoking status. This isn't to say that a daily walk makes smoking cigarettes...

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COPD, Lungs, toxins

Household toxins could be linked to respiratory disease

No one wants a dirty house. Apart from the dust and dirt you can see, there's also a host of germs you can't see that could make you sick. But what if your cleaning habits add to...

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Roundup Linked To Fatty Liver Disease

It's been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, hormonal disruption, antibiotic resistance and cancer. I'm talking about Britain's most popular pesticide, Roundup —...

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smoking, cancer, lung problems

Primary Cause of Lung Cancer in Smokers

I recently found my grandfather's box of keepsakes and among the items inside I found a magazine dating back to 1947. I was quite amused when I paged through the magazine and came...

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5 Natural Ways To Help Curb Symptoms of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that includes the conditions chronic bronchitis and emphysema - both of which can cause obstruction (narrowi...

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asthma, asthma attacks

Effective Asthma Inhaler Discontinued For No Good Reason

Last week, I told you about some frightening findings about the injectable asthma drug Xolair... I'm talking about anaphylactic shock and severe hypersensitivity to begin with. So...

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vaccines, colds and flu, winter

Xolair – Avoid This Asthma Medication At All Costs

Xolair is an injectable drug that was first approved for allergic asthma back in 2003. However, from the get-go concerns were raised about this drug and despite suspicious cases of...

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ginger, asthma

Ginger May Benefit Asthmatics

These last few days have shown us that winter is slowly creeping closer. Cold weather can cause asthma to flare up more than usual, and then there is also the added threat of colds...

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paxil, arcoxia

Champix: Slow-ticking Time Bomb

Champix - the drug that reduces a smoker's desire for cigarettes - is still filling the air with controversy. Let's take a look at some of the side effects our readers have experi...

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