Effective Ways to Clean Lungs Due to Pollution and Cigarettes Smoking
Inhaling air pollution, cigarette smoke, and other toxins can damage the lungs and can even cause other health problems. Maintaining lung health is very important in maintaining a healthy body.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to air pollution results in 4.2 million deaths worldwide each year. In this article, we discuss several methods people can use to try to clear their lungs.
Cleansing the lungs can help people who smoke, people who are often exposed to air pollution, and those with chronic conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis.
Is It Possible To Clean The Lungs?
Lung health is very important for a person's ability to move. The lungs are self-cleaning organs once exposure to pollutants is stopped, for example, when a person stops smoking. After the lungs are exposed to pollution, such as cigarette smoke, a person's chest may feel full, tight, or inflamed. Mucus collects in the lungs to attest to the pathogens and microbes, which contribute to this feeling of heaviness. People can use special techniques to help clear the lungs of mucus and irritation to relieve nasal congestion and other uncomfortable symptoms. Some of these methods can also open airways, increase lung capacity, and reduce inflammation, which can help reduce the effects of pollution and smoke on the lungs.
How To Clean The Lungs
The healing speed depends on how long you smoked before and how much damage was caused. While there is no way to reverse the scarring or lung damage caused by smoking over the years, there are things you can do to prevent further damage and improve lung health.
Below, we can perform some lung cleansing techniques that can help remove excess mucus from the lungs and improve breathing.
1. Quit Smoking
The first and foremost step of course is to quit smoking. Cigarette smoke contaminates your lungs by coating them with a sticky, dark tar, which can cause serious respiratory ailments such as lung cancer. By quitting smoking; your lungs will not suffer further damage. Whatever effort you make next to cleanse your lungs will be optimal. For those of you, who are passive smokers, tell family members at home or co-workers to stop smoking. Even if they have to smoke, leave the room and immediately change clothes when they enter the house. So the first step is to say “NO” to a cigarette. Quitting smoking will definitely be hard work, but not impossible if you put your mind to it. There are millions of smokers - in fact, chain smokers - kicked the butt, and you can too.
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2. Steam Therapy
The first effective way to cleanse the lungs is with steam therapy, or steam inhalation, which involves inhaling water vapor to open airways and help the lungs dry out mucus. People with polluted lungs may find their symptoms deteriorate in cold or dry air. This is due to the drying of the mucous membranes in the airways and limited blood flow to the lungs. With steam therapy, applied moisture adds warmth and moisture to the air, which can improve breathing and help, loosen mucus in the airways and lungs. Inhaling water vapor can provide an immediate sense of relief, and help a person breathe easier. A 2018 study found that in a small group of COPD patients, the use of steam masks significantly improved their ability to breathe.
It is important to note that although the symptoms experienced by this group subsided immediately, they did not see any change in their overall lung health after the steam therapy was stopped. This therapy may be an effective temporary solution, but more research needs to be done before the benefits of steam therapy on lung health can be fully understood.