We only get one set of lungs so it’s imperative that we look after them. This is even more important with diseases that directly affect the lungs as it could help slow down the progression of the disease and ease the symptoms. To help you take the best possible care of your lungs, we’ve put together a list of six tips using information from the American Lung Association.
Cigarette smoke is the leading cause of lung cancer and other serious lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis. If you have an existing lung disease, smoking will only hasten the progression of the disease and worsen the symptoms.
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to protect your lungs. If you find it difficult to quit on your own, ask your doctor for some practical help.
MORE: Six famous people who lost their battle with pulmonary fibrosis