Both protectors of the body and suppliers of energy, the lungs are fabulous organs.
The respiratory system supplies the body with oxygen, which allows cells to function. The lungs also eliminate carbon dioxide, which circulates through the blood vessels. Their inner walls also form a first protective barrier against polluting gases and ambient dust. Pain, coughing, spitting are all signs of their poor health.
This is why, given the fundamental role they play in the well-being and health of the whole human body, it is imperative to take care of them.
Finally, it is important to consult your doctor in case of symptoms such as a cough that does not stop, breathing difficulties (shortness of breath on stopping) or even unusual tiredness. COPD, for example, is a respiratory disease that sets in slowly.
How about testing your breath?
Breath measurement can detect respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), then to monitor their evolution.
There breath measurement helps detect certain respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD. People who work in a dusty atmosphere or in contact with toxic substances, are out of breath when climbing a second floor, notice a decrease in their endurance during sports activities, smoke, cough or spit in the morning… can test their breath. How ? It is possible to measure your breath yourself with a peak flow meter (sold in pharmacies). You can also take advantage of a consultation with your doctor to perform this measurement.
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