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I have been suffering with severe cough from the past 7 days. What should I do to get rid of this problem very soon?
I had tonsillitis before 2 months, and it happened for 2 times, is there any chances to happen again? Is there any treatment of tonsillitis?
I am 24 years old. And currently I am travelling alot in Delhi. It is also very polluted. I fear that I will be caught up by asthma problem. What to do to protect yourself from asthma and other respiratory disease?
I am having cough and cold for three days, I have taken a hell lot of medicines but I cannot see any positive effects, it is only worsening day by day, I have taken a lot of different syrups which claim that they can cure cough and cold like magic, but it's over three days and still I cannot recover from it. Please help me what should I do to get cured as soon as possible?
I am suffering from dry cough. I had tried some cough syrup and medicines but nothing worked. Can you please suggest any medicines for my problem.
Between sleep, quickly wakeup and feeling upset body condition and tendency for vomiting. I am a asthma patient. My stomach is always upset.
I am 29 yrs. I am having belching of abdomen. I am having cough at present. What antibiotics i can choose. What is the treatment for belching?
I always suffers from cold and sneezing during night and morning .And feels breathlessness and continuous sneezing. I.e always more then 10 times I sneeze.
After eating food I feel difficulty while breathing so I have to breathe heavily. What has happened, pls suggest some remedy?
I'm 22 years old. I'm suffering from cough and cold from past few days. I see tinges of blood in my phlegm. Is this serious?
Hello sir I am 27years old. I had tonsils operation at the age of 9 years. And I had bone cross operation for nose at age 19 years and ear discharge for left ear at the same. Again ear discharge started for right ear and after left ear. I had consulted doctor and it is due to polyps and I had polyps sinus operation. I fed up with this and I had hearing problem since 2years. I have used ayurveda for 2 months and homeopathy from last 7 months. But no use. I am facing dizziness from 3 days. I have consulted doctor gave medicine for 5 days took prevent dizziness. My question is can I have treatment without surgery? please suggest me.
Lung capacity (or total lung capacity) refers to the total volume of air contained in the lungs after one complete inhalation and is a direct summation of your respiratory capacity and residual capacity (the amount you inhale and the amount your lungs can keep). A diminished lung capacity can stem from a number of conditions such as asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, or from bad habits such as excessive smoking. This, however, can be combated by a number of means.
1. Breathing exercises:
- Deep breathing: Research has shown, that taking long deep breaths, which basically encompasses inhaling for as long as possible and holding your breath for about 15-20 seconds can work wonders in increasing lung capacity if it can be carried out several times a day.
- Splashing water on your face: Splashing water on your face while holding breath lowers the heart rate, and prepares the body in the same way as if you were about to go swimming. This will automatically increase your lung's capacity to hold air.
- Try meditation: Closing your eyes and meditating for long periods may also prove to be beneficial. The lesser the amount of energy that you expend, the more air the lungs can hold.
2. Physical exercises:
- Engage in rigorous cardiovascular activities: Increased cardiovascular exercising, including aerobics, running, cycling is very useful, as it pushes your body to exhaustion, thus forcing your lungs to work harder - in turn, increasing its capacity.
- Increase water-based exercises: Swimming or exercising in water is very beneficial for the body as it adds an element of resistance to your training regime and overworks your lungs to supply enough oxygen, making them work better.
- Try exercising at higher elevations: This often works as a foolproof way of increasing lung capacity. Higher altitudes have lower oxygen supply. Thus, overworking your lungs by engaging in intense workouts can be very beneficial for your lungs.
3. Long-term training exercises:
- Increase your resistance: Breathe in high quantities of air, and take time before releasing it completely and do it very slowly. This forces your lungs to hold air longer, thus stretching them out.
- Overwork your brain: Try to breathe in extra - more than what you normally do. This forces your brain to work overtime to make sure that the lungs have the capacity to take in that excess air. This will greatly increase lung capacity in the long run. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.