Health & Lifestyle

Four Best Ways to keep your Lungs Strong amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Garsha Sai Nitesh
Garsha Sai Nitesh

The COVID-19 has been spreading widely in the country. The novel Coronavirus is known for its devastating effect on the entire body. The virus attacks the whole body, mainly the heart, kidney and nervous system. COVID-19 mainly attacks the lungs, which can spread from person to person. The symptoms of the virus called the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), range from mild to no symptoms and can cause severe illness.

COVID-19 is known to cause devastating damage to the lungs, leading to lung complications such as pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) - a form of lung failure and can be fatal. Patients with ARDS are unable to breathe on their own, need ventilator support to circulate oxygen in the body. People with pre-existing lung problems such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are likely to develop symptoms. It is very important to take precautions to keep your lungs healthy and reduce risk of infection.

Four Best Ways to keep your Lungs Strong

Exercise: Physical exercise plays an important role in maintaining healthy lungs. Doing physical exercise keeps on in physical shape it also helps to maintain lungs in a good shape. Exercise makes heart and lungs strong. It is important to do regular aerobic exercise that makes you breathe better.

Deep Breathing: Few minutes of deep breathing can help your lungs to do better. It can help in cleaning the lungs as well as create a full oxygen circle. Those who perform deep breathing exercises for about 2 to 5 minutes every day had a significant increase in the vital capacity, says the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology.

Eat well: Eating plays a crucial role in one’s healthy life balance. A well-balanced diet will help one to stay healthy and fit, which can also prevent infections. Good nutrition balance will also control your symptoms. One should eat a well-balanced diet, which consists of five key food groups to keep your lungs healthy. Include these food groups are fruits and vegetables, starchy carbohydrates, protein, dairy foods, and oils in your diet.

Don’t smoke: Smoking increases your risk of lung cancer. It is also linked to most lung conditions, including asthma and COPD. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), evidence shows that smoking directly affects and increases the severity of illness and death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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