Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Corn prevents lung cancer

The lungs are constantly exposed to harmful substances in our environment. These are the tips how  you can remove a large amount of accumulated toxins and tar. 

First of all stop smoking cigarettes. 


If so, and you are not a strong character, then pay attention to the foods you eat. Smart food choices can maintain the health of your lungs. 




Certain foods reduces risk of infection and cancer of respiratory organs. 

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the modern world,  so think carefully aare you still want to smoke. 


The list compiled by a team of British researchers are the following ingredients: 


Corn is good for your lungs, besides corn has a very pleasant taste. Small yellow seeds contain a powerful antioxidant beta-cryptoxanthin, which protects against lung cancer 


Red and white onions are also the guardians of your lungs because they contain many substances are with anticancer activity. Onion prevent the occurrence of infections. There is some evidence that patients who have cancer, slow the spread of tumor cells. 





Selenium is extremely powerful in the prevention of cancer. You can find it in fish, lamb, potatoes, eggs and cereals. Tuna, salmon and cod contain selenium. 


Ginger tea cleanses your body of toxins. Tea made from ginger root for breathing at various colds and infections. 


Oranges contain plenty of vitamin C and cryptoxanthin, which protect against cancer. 


Nettle is great for detoxification. Contains a lot of iron, and many anti-cancer substances. 


Tea from pine needles has been for hundreds of years to cure lung disease. It can be used to rinse the throat and mouth. 

It is particularly important to emphasize the fact that the lungs can not clean if you smoke, but proper nutrition can reduce the harmful effect of tobacco smoke. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

How to keep your lungs healthy?

The lungs are very complex organ that is constantly exposed to harmful factors in our environment.

Below are some tips on how you can save your lungs.

Alveoli
The alveoli are small tubes and small bubbles through which gases are exchanged constantly. Over alveolar oxygen coming into your blood, and CO2 taught in the external environment.  One of the recent research by scientists at Harvard University have shown that aspirin acts protectively on your lungs. In this research, says the fact that people are taking about 325 mg of aspirin every other day with about 22 per cent less likely to suffer from asthma, which directly damages the alveoli.





Thorax
Chest is musculoskeletal structure that protects vital organs and allows your lungs to   stretch. There are certain procedures that can preserve the health of your respiratory muscles and strengthen the chest. Lifting weights can be very useful.


Trachea
The trachea is a respiratory tube that takes air from the throat to the lungs. With each breath of your respiratory tract includes the small particles of pollen, dust, toxins and microorganisms in the form of various bacteria and viruses.  For the health of the trachea (windpipe) is especially important to optimal hydration of the body. Drink as much water. Adequate hydration to produce mucus that protects and cleans your airways.


Bronchi
The bronchi are tubes that are created by separating the trachea into two parts. You can protect them by regularly change the bed linens. The dust from the bedding acts as a strong allergen and can cause asthma attacks.


Diaphragm
The diaphragm is a large muscle that separates the chest from the abdominal cavity to participate in the expansion of the normal thorax. When the brain sends signals to the lungs to receive the air, the diaphragm descends down, thus expanding the chest. Eject air the lungs takes place contrary to the act. Crunches are very useful for your diaphragm and capacity of your lungs.

The lungs are a perfect mechanism that has a large reserve capacity. Regardless of this statement you are most responsible for their health, so now leave the smoke-filled room, get out into the fresh air and take care of feeding and body weight.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

What are the signs of pneumonia?

Pneumonia, pneumonia or acute lung infection. Most often it is a disease caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, but may occur through inhalation of harmful particles such as dust, chemical substances, food or vomit. 


Today, pneumonia usually divided into two groups. These are typical-bacterial and atypical pneumonia.
Bacterial pneumonia usually caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis.
Atypical pneumonia caused by bacteria like Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella and respiratory viruses.




Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a typical cause of small (family), medium (in children's collectives in schools) and very large (urban and regional) epidemic of atypical pneumonia. Large epidemics occur approximately every 4 to 6 years. The epidemic usually starts in the fall and lasts for several months, until spring. Then we usually get sick school children and younger adults.

Respiratory viruses are a common cause of pneumonia in children (especially children younger than five years).

People older than 65 are at increased risk of pneumonia. Pneumonia in elderly people can be extremely difficult, even deadly. Vulnerable groups are very young children, whose immune system is not fully developed.

Pneumonia often affects people with a weakened immune system and sick because of AIDS and other chronic diseases. Increased risk are people with chronic heart or lung disease, people with resected spleen, those suffering from cancer or receiving immunosuppressive therapy. Smoking and alcohol diminishing the defensive forces of the body.

What are the signs of pneumonia?

Typical symptoms are cough, often with coughing (sputum), fever and sometimes chest pain. Usually, symptoms develop gradually over several days and sometimes are associated with inflammation of pleura (pleural effusion).


Bacterial pneumonia is very often develops after an infection of the upper respiratory system. Onset is usually abrupt, with a single, chills and shivering. They are characterized by the following signs: shivering followed by fever, abdominal breathing on the affected side, cough with sputum creation (purulent or rusty) and shortness of breath. Many patients, particularly the elderly, may have insidious symptoms. Elderly patients may have only one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, weakness, or, what is particularly common, confusion (delirium).

Atypical pneumonia, as a rule, have a light weight, a less drastic appearance of bacterial, as the clinical symptoms develop progressively. The temperature rises gradually, and grows to high values, but it is very rarely accompanied by chills. In this pneumonia can sometimes occur and other general symptoms such as headache, muscle pain and joint pain, weakness and fatigue, and sometimes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Cough is usually observed after 3 to 4 days, and regularly dry and iritabile, without the possibility of coughing. Because no specific symptoms, the diagnosis is made later than in bacterial pneumonia, often after X-ray of the lungs. Viral pneumonia can be and usually differ from the others, but as the symptoms and signs of the disease, and other atypical pneumonia findings more alike.


Whenever you have a cough or a fever that lasts longer, see your doctor.

Treatment of pneumonia

Bacterial pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics, such as penicillins, macrolides (azithromycin), cephalosporins. While you will very quickly after the start of treatment experience significant improvement, take prescribed antibiotics in full dose. Too early discontinuation of therapy can lead to a relapse, and also cause the appearance of drug-resistant forms of bacteria.

In atypical pneumonia recommended plenty of fluids and rest. Sometimes it takes a long time to be patient recovered from the virus but from bacterial pneumonia.
Atypical pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae treated with antibiotics. The most common in children and adults using azithromycin once daily for 3 days. It takes several weeks for full recovery. In addition to this, the basic method of treatment, the ordinary required symptomatic treatment such as antipyretics (for fever), analgesics (painkillers muscle), and medications to relieve cough.

If there is a cough with produce of sputum, then you should avoid medications that prevent cough.Coughing is a natural defense mechanism to clear the lungs.

Prognosis depends on the overall state of the organism, and the type of pneumonia. In young and healthy individuals, the treatment reduced the use of antibiotics and rest at home. But if it is, chronically ill, pneumonia can be deadly.

Although some of the infectious agents of pneumonia others, the disease is usually "no picks" of another.Pneumonia is the result of a weakened defense system of its own.

How to strengthen your own body?
   All persons aged 65 years and younger chronic patients need specific protection, vaccination.Influenza vaccination is carried out every year in the fall. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease provides a longer protection, and revaccination is recommended every five years. Persons who do not have a spleen should be immediately vaccinated against pneumococcus.

   Regularly wash your hands! Hands throughout the day to come into contact with potential causes of pneumonia. To reduce exposure to these microorganisms, wash your hands often.

• Take care of your health .. Sufficient rest, proper diet and moderate physical activity can help correct operation of your defense system.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What cough say to us?

Cough is a symptom of the disease and can be extremely tedious, difficult and persistent. Cough warns us that something is wrong with our system of breathing. Coughing can also be a sign of disease of other organs such as the heart, kidneys, or it can occur as a reaction to the medication. 




Cough has its causes, the innocent as well as the common cold, to very serious as lung cancer.

The coughing often occurs in the cold. It takes a few days, or possibly weeks. Cough with colds is generally dry and increases at night when lying down. It is followed by other symptoms of a cold, suite including runny nose, headache and sometimes fever.

One of the common causes of cough allergies. It also can occur in a variety of diseases of the throat, inflammation of the throat to throat cancer. Cough is a regular companion bronchitis.

The cough may be dry and productive. A productive cough is accompanied by expectoration. Coughing up blood is a serious symptom for which should be reported to a doctor.

Dry cough remedies to alleviate cough. If you have a productive cough with sputum production, you should use a syrup that can facilitate expectoration. These are different syrups made from evening primrose, which dilute the secretions and helps its elimination. Syrup of ivy and plantain can be very useful for soothing coughs.

You have to know that there is no smoker's cough. There is a smokers cough is caused by damage to the throat and lungs due to the consumption of cigarettes. If you smoke cigarettes, do not kid yourself and use the medication for cough in smokers. Such drugs do not exist. Stop smoking!

Dry cough is the result of inflammation of the airways. When dry cough syrup is useful marshmallow.

To soothe coughs are very useful teas and syrups based on thyme and basil.

Apart from modern medicine to soothe coughs, especially in cold, sore throat and mild form of pneumonia, there are old people tested recipes.
One of them is sherbet. For this potion you need melt sugar until brown and then add a cup of water until the sugar is completely melted. In this drink, you can add lemon. It has a very pleasant taste. More pleasant flavor combination has melted sugar and milk. The same drink can make you melt in hot milk caramel bronchi.

Never forget that the cough is a warning sign that there is a problem in your body.
If the cough lasts more than three weeks, ukolkio accompanies prolonged hoarseness, if you have a poor appetite, if you lose the weight, if you are coughing up blood, immediately contact your doctor.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Why cough occurs?

Coughing is not a disease, coughing is a symptom of the disease. Coughing is our ally in the fight against the disease and is a very powerful defensive reflex. A sign warning that takes some pathological process in your airways, or some another body part. Cough may be challenged and drugs.

Coughing may signal a serious problem in our body, it is very uncomfortable, difficult to perform daily activities and may interfere with sleep. A cough that is not associated with symptoms of the common cold and lasts longer than ten days, should alert the doctor to go to.



Cough is especially common in children. The main causes of cough in children: infections of upper and lower respiratory tract, bronchial asthma, sinobronchial syndrome (pooling of secretions from the nose down the back wall pharynx), congenital anomalies (cystic fibrosis), heart disease, breathing in (aspiration) of foreign bodies and of course air pollution .

Cough in adults is most commonly associated with infection (inflammation) of the upper and lower respiratory tract, chronic bronchitis (COPD), pneumonia, tuberculosis, flu and colds, sinus problems, tuberculosis, but it may be a sign of lung cancer. Cough in lung cancer is often accompanied by coughing up blood (hemoptoa). Blood in the sputum faces and tuberculosis. The cough may be the result of the use of certain medications (particularly ACE inhibitors). It can also occur due to heart failure. May be present in kidney diseases. 


Cough is the duration can be divided into: acute and chronic. Acute cough lasts less than 8 weeks. Usually takes up to 3 weeks. Chronic cough persists for longer than 8 weeks.

According to the characteristics of the cough is divided into two basic types:
-Dry (non-productive) cough,
- Wet (productive) cough.

The content you cough up phlegm is called sputum. Appearance of sputum may be made to the underlying disease. Thick yellow-green sputum encounters with pneumonia. Blood in the sputum is a common companion of lung cancer or tuberculosis.

According to the duration of the cough can be acute - less than 3 weeks, subacute - lasts between 3 and 8 weeks, and chronic cough that lasts for more than 8 weeks.


Dry cough or nonproductive
This type of cough usually occurs in children. Not accompanied by expectoration. It often occurs in the acute stages of inflammation of the airways.


Moist or productive cough
Moist cough is typical of inflammation of the lower parts of the respiratory tract (pneumonia), and worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (exacerbations). Abundant smelly sputum present in lung abscess. For children there is an additional problem with the secretion of which is coughed up. Children do not know the content coughed out, but swallow it, causing vomiting occurs.

A productive cough is a useful tool because it allows discharge of secretions from the airways and leads to easier recovery with the use of drugs.

The cough may indicate a serious problem. It is always necessary first to discover the cause of the cough, and then treat it.

Through their daily work I have repeatedly assured the people here think that every cough syrup the same thing.
There are:
1 cough syrup that enhances iskašljanje and removing phlegm)
2 cough syrup to soothe coughs and blocks.

Cough syrup is a tool that encourages expectoration, diluted by secretions in the lungs and facilitates its ejection. As of this cough syrup will more and more productive.

Cough syrup is a device that interrupts and blocks the cough. It is given for dry, irritating and non-productive cough, which is necessary to stop the cough.

For the treatment of cough is most important to discover the cause, after which the indicated therapy, primarily antibiotics.

Cough stop medications is called antitussives.
Drugs that enhance expectoration called expectorants and mucolytics.

Today, the cough usually treated herbal preparations. Usually these are preparations consisting of a primrose, ivy, marshmallow root, plantain, thyme, mint, Iceland moss, mint, chamomile, vitamin C and honey.

Thyme (thyme) is a real thyme. It contains several flavonoids, which reduce spasm (cramp). Terpenes from this plant increases mucociliary clearance and activity of cells in the lungs of mucus push out.

Ivy exerts mucolytic, expectorations and bronchospazmolitic effect. It also exerts antiviral and antibacterial. Ivy thins thick bronchial secretions and improves his ejection, for breathing and coughing and soothe the irritation to cough. Thyme has antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant effect. Also effective against fungi and parasites.

Root and leaf marshmallow have mucus that soothe respiratory mucosa forming a protective layer around them. This tea reduces inflammation of the respiratory mucosa, but also acts an anti-inflammatory to the mucous membrane of the stomach, intestines and reduces the level of sugar in the blood. Stimulate host defense. However, to marshmallow be careful. It is consumed in a small quantity, because a greater amount can cause food poisoning and bleeding from the nose.

Primrose also contains flavonoids and saponins. Act locally and increases the secretion of bronchial glands, diluted with thick secretions, and facilitates its ejection.

Products of our dear bees, honey and propolis enhance immunity and prevent infection. 

Today we often use the essential oils of eucalyptus and anise that reduce irritation to cough and reduce inflammation respiratory mucosa. Mint relaxes the muscles of the airways and makes breathing easier.

Today cough is increasingly common, especially in children, associated with large air pollution. Adult population, unfortunately, in addition to air pollution, a large percentage of smoking tobacco.
Lung cancer is the increasing frequency and increasing mortality.
Hard life, lack of money, air pollution, tobacco smoking, genetksa predisposition are some of the triggers of lung cancer.
Unfortunately sicken younger and younger populations.
Think of your health. Pull the plug. Go to the nature.  Slow down this infernal rhythm of life, and save your health. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

How to recognize pneumonia?

Fall has arrived, slowly approaching winter. People are increasingly staying indoors and stuffy space.Large temperature difference between morning, afternoon and evening. These phenomena contribute significantly to increasing the number of viral infections, especially colds and flu. With cold and flu in people with compromised immune systems and chronic diseases significantly more common complications of the common cold and flu.

Pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, pneumonia) is the most commonly isolated disease, but it can also be a complication of cold or flu. Inflammation of the lungs usually caused by bacteria or viruses.Pneumonia can cause aspiration of a foreign body, prolonged recumbency, heart disease, diseases of the immune system and so on.



Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics and does not require hospitalization. When the doctor make a diagnosis of pneumonia, it must optimally and objectively assess the severity of inflammation (pneumonia severity index), after which a decision is made whether you need treatment in hospital.Sometimes pneumonia represents a serious and incurable disease, which often ended in death.Tuberculosis is tekođe a form of pneumonia and requires long-term treatment of anti-tuberculosis drugs.

A great salvation for humanity and invention that has rightly earned the Nobel Prize Penicillin. Due to this almost perfect cure mortality, severity and consequences of pneumonia were significantly reduced.Today, in most of the pneumonia for nearly complete recovery.

Clinical picture and symptoms of pneumonia was first described by Hippocrates. The above description is still largely without change, including: fever, chills, chills, cough, tingling in the chest, headache, weakness and fatigue. Since there are a large number of agents and a number of reasons that can cause pneumonia, pneumonia, doctors today are divided into typical and atypical.
These two types of pneumonia require different treatment.

Bacterial pneumonia usually occurs after an infection of the upper respiratory system. It usually occurs suddenly in the form of fever, chills and shivering, with pain when breathing on the affected side, cough, sputum production and shortness of breath. Older people who have changed the function of the immune system can have insidious symptoms. In persons of advanced age, clinical pneumonia is classic and can include one of the following symptoms of pneumonia: fever, cough, weakness or mental confusion.

Atypical pneumonia, in general, has a light, less dramatic presentation of bacterial, because clinical signs of pneumonia develop gradually. Of body temperature slowly rising, and are rarely accompanied by chills. Atypical pneumonia mainly headache, muscle and joint pain, weakness, fatigue, sometimes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Cough is usually observed after 3-4 days. It is mostly dry and hard.  Because of the non-characteristic symptoms of atypical pneumonia diagnosis is set much later than in bacterial pneumonia, usually after lung X-ray.

Viral pneumonia are not as common as bacterial, but can be very dangerous, especially when they occur as a complication of influenza.

Treatment of Pneumonia

Treatment of typical pneumonia depends primarily on the causes of disease and the severity of symptoms. Bacterial pneumonia is treating with antibiotics such as penicillins, semisynthetic penicillins, macrolides (azithromycin, clarithromycin), cephalosporins. Usually relief appearances very soon after the initial dose of antibiotics, many patients stop taking the medication voluntarily. Please do not repeat the mistake. Antibiotics should be used for as many days as determined by the physician. If antibiotic treatment is stopped early, can come to relapse, often in much worse shape because the sensitivity of bacteria to change. If pneumonia is accompanied by productive cough, then be sure phlegm (sputum) should be given to the microbiological analysis, where precise definition of cause and specifically prescribed antibiotics.

For the treatment of atypical pneumonia is most often recommended symptomatic treatment, rest and fluids. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. If you isolate a virus became possible to provide anti-retroviral drugs, but their number is very limited. Atypical pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae treated with antibiotics (azithromycin) in a single daily dose for three consecutive days. Of atypical pneumonia is sometimes takes several weeks for full recovery.

In addition to drugs that target active agent for the treatment of pneumonia should be used and symptomatic medicines obtained without a prescription, such as drugs to reduce fever, relieve dry cough, etc.. If the cough is productive, then it should not be relaxed because coughing is a natural mechanism that will clear your airway and lead to the victory of the disease.
I wish you a speedy recovery.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

How long do you cough and what does it mean?

The cough is persistent, painful, tiring, boring and none of us does not like him, but do not forget that the cough is your good friend. Coughing is a protective reflex and a response of the body to a disease. 
Cough trying to remove enemies from your airways and tells you that somewhere in the body there is a problem. Cough is a symptom, not a disease cough! 


Never forget the fact that the cough is a symptom of many diseases, including lung cancer. 
Cough is a symptom of a very serious, especially when accompanied by coughing up blood. 
Cough is not necessarily related to respiratory diseases, primarily lung. Very often the result of heart disease. 
A cough that is not the result of cold, can be a very serious symptom. If you do not stop for seven days, be sure to visit the doctor! 

There are different types of cough, from which we can make a basic assessment of disease that is provoked cough. Cough should not be ignored, especially if it lasts longer than a month. 

Prolonged dry cough 

This cough is tedious and laborious, often painful, sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker, but they never go away. It usually occurs during the day and takes about ten minutes. Very often the result of increased sensitivity of the airways to gas from the stomach, but it can be a symptom of many serious diseases. If you have a problem with prolonged dry cough, seek medical advice. Sometimes such a hard cough can cause problems with the bladder. 

Dry cough with severe sore throat 
It usually occurs in people with allergic disorders. With this type of cough is present abundantly expectoration, but scraping sensation occurs in the throat, usually due to mucus flowing from the nose. 

Dry cough with an urge to vomit 
Attack this cough begins as a tingling in the back of the throat, and in some cases can lead to vomiting. The cough is often caused by medications, especially ACE inhibitors used in the treatment of high blood pressure. The most common problem is removed by replacing the drug for the treatment of hypertension. 

Cough with expectoration 
Cough that occurs most frequently in the morning, followed by expectoration greenish-yellow mucus and often fever is usually the result of inflammation of the airways. If it is accompanied by shortness of breath, pain in the chest, usually the result of deterioration in chronic obstructive bronchitis, which is mandatory companion smoking cigarettes. With this type of cough are advised to stop smoking and required a visit to the doctor. 

Cough with hoarseness and acid reflux from the stomach 
This type of cough is usually caused by a problem with the stomach, where there is acid reflux into the esophagus. The acid damages the vocal cords, which occurs cough. With this type of cough should see a doctor. 

Dry cough with 'wheezing' 
Cough is generally more common at night than during the day, and there is also a need for the first morning. It is often accompanied by a sound that many describe as a 'wheezing'. The main culprit is most likely to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Playing is sometimes heard from a distance. Be sure to see your doctor!