The most important basic process that ensures human vitality, – breathing. Generally, remember the basics of Soviet detectives. To determine whether a person is alive or not, it is necessary to bring the mirror into the mouth and check if it breathes. This vital process takes place through the delivery of oxygen to the lungs and the elimination of excess carbon dioxide. All this heavy action takes on the lungs. Today, many think about the health of the stomach, back, skin … but the lungs often remain without proper attention.
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The point is that it lungs – the only organ without nerve endings. It does not hurt. And people no longer think about their condition. Smoking, viral infections, poisonous vapors, dust, smoke, airborne air in office buildings – All this can cause lung problems. Unfortunately, the most common lung diseases are detected in advanced stages, when a person becomes difficult to breathe.
"VM" has learned about what symptoms should promptly pay attention to the onset of treatment or even prevent the disease.
Shortness of breath during physical effort, stressful situations – norma. But if the dyspnea does not disappear within a few minutes, or even asks you for a long time, consider visiting a doctor. Shortness of breath indicates that the lungs are tense or that the airways are blocked.
Air is necessary to ensure an adequate thinking process. And if, because of lung problems, the brain can not get its "legitimate" 15 percent, then healthier functioning is no longer possible. Man becomes sleepy, work capacity decreases, and tresor occurs periodically in muscles.
3. Weight loss
If you have not changed the food system, your diet has remained the same, and the weight has fallen rapidly, this means that the body uses the emergency stored preserve. By the way, do not lose fat. Due to the inflamed process, the muscles begin to hit and lose weight. For lung problems, a person can not eat much for one meal due to lack of air. In order not to waste energy on digesting food, the body gives a signal that the stomach is full.
4. Persistent cough
Cough is only acceptable in situations where the lungs try to protect the respiratory tract from external irritation, aggressive and harmful effects of the external environment. If coughing occurs for no reason, or has already turned into a chronic phase, contact a specialist. These are the first signs of pulmonary disease.
5. Pain in the chest
As already mentioned, in the lungs there are no nerve endings and can not get sick. But in the shell that covers the cavity wall in the chest, there are such. And if problems develop in the lungs that are close to it, then it can begin to send pain. Often, when a person has a lung disease, shoulders, thoracic spine and neck pain. Pain is intensified during sharp body corners, arm movement or position change.
6. Smoking and whistle breathing
Whistle sound – a sign of narrowing the airway. The air can not enter enough into the lungs. From this it results that the body loses oxygen, which can lead to irreversible consequences. A dangerous symptom may be a sign of asthma, emphysema, or lung cancer.
7. Edema from the lower body.
Pain in the legs and lower back may also indicate problems in the lungs. The fact is that due to improper functioning of the pulmonary system, blood circulation does not get enough oxygen and can not circulate properly through the body. In addition, oxygen starts in the muscles, which leads to exhaustion. The organs do not function properly, toxins are not exhausted, and fluid accumulates in the lower body.
This is especially true for morning headaches. If your morning starts with dizziness or pain, contact a specialist immediately. A stupid stupefy headache can cause chronic abdominal lung disease. With this disease you can not breathe deeply, and carbon dioxide is created in the body.
9. Chronic fatigue
An irregular lung function leads to exhaustion of the entire organism. As a result, a sick person is exhausted and tired much quicker than a healthy one. All this is due to the lack of oxygen in the body.
10. Sleep problems
If you can sleep only by taking a certain position, for example, on a chair or on a cushion, and when you lie on a flat surface, breathing is difficult, you should check the lungs. The horizontal position makes the lungs more difficult to work. And if at night you can not lie or wake up with a short breath or cough, you need the help of a qualified specialist.
"VM" talked with the pulmonologist of the city polyclinic no. 6 Moscow Health Department Anna Nikitina and learned about the prevention methods for protection against pulmonary diseases.
– A great disease of the lungs – These are respiratory infections, so primary prevention should include compulsory influenza vaccination. They are at risk for people over 65, smokers, people who consume alcohol and overweight patients, as well as people with chronic pathology of the cardiovascular and endocrine system. As for the elderly, in the clinic, the root of pneumococcal infections can be taken, which allows you to protect yourself from the most famous species that cause pneumonia. Vaccination is recommended for all patients at risk. Do not forget to pass the exam – This is an important aspect of prevention that people often ignore. In early stages of lung disease, it is very well treated.
Also, do not forget the way of life. In an ordinary person, he is quite hypodynamic. I recommend that you conduct recreational activities: to do sports, swim or at least just walk. Otherwise, Scandinavian walking is very useful for the prevention and control of lung diseases. All physical exercises aim to increase the resistance of the body, which additionally successfully influences the improvement of immunity and well-being.
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In addition, it is very important to observe the regime of work and rest. Chronic fatigue has a negative effect on the state of the body. People with chronic fatigue have a higher risk of lung disease. And you do not need to get involved. If something is bothering you, it's much more reasonable to contact a qualified specialist. It is much more difficult to determine a healed case than to cure the disease at an early stage.
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