Dr Oz: Lung Health
Dr Oz shared his Book of 40 Products and Women 40+ Supplements to share how you can embrace a new chapter in life that starts with a new decade. Staying healthy throughout life means minimizing risk and understanding health, which is why it’s so important to lower your cancer risks and avoid carcinogens. Dr Oz shared information about Lung Cancer Prevention, Emphysema, and Asthma Triggers in this segment.
How Do My Lungs Work?
Jessica was Dr Oz’s audience guinea pig in this segment. She walked through a larger than life pair of Lungs, which actually help protect your body against toxins. Dr Oz explained that you can avoid health problems by understanding the dangers and keeping lungs healthy over time.
Dr Oz: Emphysema
How often do you drive around with your car windows rolled down? Did you know that this is exposing you to pollutants that could be damaging your lungs? Once inside your airway, these pollutants can invade lung tissue and cause Emphysema or Lung Cancer.
Your Trachea brings air in and splits it off into the separate lung chambers. One important Lung function is keeping your blood clean and red. But a blockage in this process can result in a dangerous blood clot, called a Pulmonary Embolism.
Lung Cancer creates a pouch outgrowth on the lung. It causes discoloration of the tissue, which will eventually wither and decay as the illness progresses.
Dr Oz: What Causes Lung Cancer?
Here are the leading causes of Lung Cancer to watch out for.
- Smoking cigarettes
- Secondhand smoke
- Roadway pollution
- Radon in your home
How To Prevent Lung Cancer
There are simple steps you can take to avoid and prevent lung cancer before it starts.
- Keep car windows closed in traffic.
- Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Check Radon levels in your home using an affordable test kit.
A weakened immune system is more likely to develop Pneumonia, and your body is already week if you have been battling the flu. That’s why the Flu Shot can be so critical, especially for seniors 65 and older.
Dr Oz: Asthma Triggers & Prevention
Asthma is inflammation of the Bronchial Tube. Mucus can accumulate, causing a spasm that expels air and leads to an attack.
- Cleaning chemicals, especially with strong odors
- Pet allergies
- Cold weather
How To Prevent Asthma
- Keep your furniture and carpets or rugs clean.
- Choose cleaning products with neutral scents.
- Add more apples to your diet.