With the ever-growing risk of chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), more and more people are asking the question, “How do you improve your lung health?” Our health care team at Lung Health Institute wants to offer you 2 tips that may help you answer this question.
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 16,000,000 Americans were living with COPD in 2018, and this number is growing every day. However, the threat of this and other chronic lung diseases may have prompted you to find ways to improve your lung health. At Lung Health Institute, our health care team has 2 tips that may help you meet this goal.
One tip that may help increase your lung health is to quit smoking. Smoking is actually the number one cause of chronic lung diseases like COPD. So if you’re currently smoking, you should strongly consider quitting. Smoking releases a variety of toxic chemicals into your lungs, and these chemicals can cause serious damage to your lung tissues and lead to a chronic lung condition.
A second tip that we can offer you is to consider how your diet affects your lung health. Many people are under the impression that a high-carb diet is the healthiest option. While carbs are important, many of us eat entirely too many of them, which can lead to issues like chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to damage in many parts of your body, including your lungs. This is why our health care team at Lung Health Institute suggests that you consider a diet that provides you with a high amount of healthy fats, a moderate level of protein and a low level of carbs.
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