Tagged as lungs

How good is your lung capacity? The strength and elasticity in our lungs naturally -decline with age-, even in those of us who are healthy and don’t smoke. This can make breathing harder over time. And here we are in a pandemic where lung health can mean the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there are a few ways to fight back and preserve and strengthen the health of the lungs. Consume...
August 4, 2021
Most people in the United States don’t go around worrying about whether someone with a nearby cough has tuberculosis (TB). Most of us don’t consider ourselves as being at any risk at all. And while our chances are indeed low, they do still exist, and for some much more than others, even in the United States. In fact, 7-,163 people developed TB in the United States in 2020 (yes, even while we were all...
July 16, 2021
Disinfectants are vital to keeping a clean home, especially in the time of a pandemic. But they have a startling downside. For all that they help us to keep surfaces clean and everyone in the household safe, they may be doing damage to our lungs. Disinfectants can contain compounds that irritate and damage them, leading to asthma and even COPD. Women are more susceptible than men, and those who use...
June 19, 2020
The fear is real. If you do catch the coronavirus or something else nasty enough to give you a serious lung infection, your odds of going to the ICU or needing a ventilator can rise significantly. As a community, we are palpably ignorant of ways to help ourselves and possibly increase our chances of being alright when the lungs get involved. What we do to keep our lungs clear if an infection strikes...
June 15, 2020
It’s a scary prospect, but it’s one some will have no choice but to face. A life-threatening illness can mean the need for radical intervention. In some cases, a ventilator is a person’s only chance at survival. And in the current pandemic, these tools are more important than ever. So what happens when we reach that point? What does it feel like? It only seems fair to warn you, though, that reading...
May 26, 2020
Squashes, one of the oldest known -crops cultivated- in the Americas, squash is available in several varieties, including buttercup, Hubbard, winter pumpkins, butternuts, cushaw, zucchini, yellow squash and courgette, among many others. Squash is a long-storing vegetable so many like it for that. Not to mention, it can often be pretty cheap compared to other veggies. But there are as many reasons to...
April 30, 2020
Lung function slowly begins to -decline- after we hit 35 or so, which may make it harder for some people to breathe effectively as they age. And here we are with not only the pandemic but environmental factors challenging ur lungs more than ever before. But while you may not be able to preserve your 25-year-old lung capacity forever, there are ways to manage how gracefully your lungs age and even to...
April 28, 2020