Breathing in air pollution, cigarette smoke, and other toxins can damage the lungs and even cause health conditions. Maintaining the health of the lungs is essential for keeping the rest of the body healthy.
Coronavirus is said to directly attack the lungs of a person, who has low immunity and lungs full toxins. In such cases they become more vulnerable to other diseases and infections as well. Thus, it is essential in today’s time to detox your body and especially your lungs.
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Lungs are self healing organs of the human body that will start healing themselves when needed. After smoking or being out in air pollution, people may feel congestion and inflammation in their chest and face difficulties while breathing. Mucus gathers in the lungs to catch microbes and pathogens, which contributes to this feeling of heaviness.
In order to open up the airways, improve lung capacity, and reduce inflammation, people detox their lungs, which can help reduce the effects of pollution and smoke in the lungs. To know how you can detox your lungs follow these simple rules
- Controlled Coughing
You can control your cough by following these simple steps: sit down on a chair with the shoulders relaxed, keeping both feet flat on the floor, fold the arms over the stomach, slowly inhale through the nose, slowly exhale while leaning forward, pushing the arms against the stomach, cough 2 or 3 times while exhaling, keeping the mouth slightly open, slowly inhale through the nose, rest and repeat as necessary.
- Steam Therapy
Steam therapy is one of the best ways to cleanse your lungs. Inhaling water vapour opens the air passage and helps the lungs to drain mucus. As the problem of air pollution increases during winter due to the slow movement of the wind
- Drain mucus from your lungs
You can drain mucus from your lungs by lying down in a different position. The gravity will pull out all the mucus from the body. The mucus comes down into your mouth and you can easily spit it out.
Exercises like walking, stretching , breathing exercises and weight training help in restoring the blood. One must engage themselves in daily exercises and Yoga, for at least 15 minutes. Try to breathe in and out in fresh air, this will improve the air quality and help your lungs breathe better.
- Anti-inflammatory foods
Tomatoes. Olive oil. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards. Nuts like almonds and walnuts. Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines. Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.
- Chest Percussion
Chest percussion is a manual technique which involves clapping on the chest and/or back to loosen the thick, sticky mucus from the sides of the lungs. This will enable the secretions to move into the larger airway when you take deep breaths so that you are able to cough and clear the secretions effectively.