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Suffering from asthma or bronchitis? Tips to take care of respiratory health

Published on Dec 11, 2021 06:03 PM IST
  • If you are suffering from respiratory issues like asthma, influenza, common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia or acute sinusitis, you must take extra care in winters.
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Winter season is a hard time for those with respiratory diseases from asthma to COPD. The toxic smog can irritate airways and aggravate symptoms. There are other respiratory issues too like influenza, common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia and acute sinusitis. Dr Sujata Chakravarti, Consultant-General Medicine, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital suggests tips to maintain respiratory health during winters.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2021 06:03 PM IST

Winter season is a hard time for those with respiratory diseases from asthma to COPD. The toxic smog can irritate airways and aggravate symptoms. There are other respiratory issues too like influenza, common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia and acute sinusitis. Dr Sujata Chakravarti, Consultant-General Medicine, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital suggests tips to maintain respiratory health during winters.(Pexels)

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Wear warm clothes: First and foremost, it's important to regulate your body temperature with warm clothes.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2021 06:03 PM IST

Wear warm clothes: First and foremost, it's important to regulate your body temperature with warm clothes.(Pixabay)

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Wash hands: Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with dirty hands. Wash your hands from time to time.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wash hands: Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with dirty hands. Wash your hands from time to time.(Pixabay)

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Tweak your exercise regimen: Many people develop respiratory issues due to the high levels of pollution in morning hours. If the air quality is bad around your place, avoid morning jogs as the toxic pollutants are at a peak during that time. You can replace them with indoor aerobic activities. Incorporate some breathing exercises in order to enhance your lung capacity(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2021 06:03 PM IST

Tweak your exercise regimen: Many people develop respiratory issues due to the high levels of pollution in morning hours. If the air quality is bad around your place, avoid morning jogs as the toxic pollutants are at a peak during that time. You can replace them with indoor aerobic activities. Incorporate some breathing exercises in order to enhance your lung capacity(Pixabay)

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Keep your home dust free: Make sure to remove dust, mold, and allergens from your home. Clean your bedding, carpets, rugs, and sofas regularly. Do not smoke, and avoid crowded places(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Keep your home dust free: Make sure to remove dust, mold, and allergens from your home. Clean your bedding, carpets, rugs, and sofas regularly. Do not smoke, and avoid crowded places(Pixabay)

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Good ventilation at home: Apart from that you could try using an air purifier or a humidifier(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Good ventilation at home: Apart from that you could try using an air purifier or a humidifier(Pixabay)

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Stay hydrated: It will help keep your airways clean. Take steam as suggested by your doctor, but do not try random home remedies that may further aggravate the problem.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Stay hydrated: It will help keep your airways clean. Take steam as suggested by your doctor, but do not try random home remedies that may further aggravate the problem.(Pexels)

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Consume a nutritious diet: Take plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean protein. Citrus fruits, turmeric and ginger are among some of the foods that help build immunity. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Consume a nutritious diet: Take plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean protein. Citrus fruits, turmeric and ginger are among some of the foods that help build immunity.

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Avoid these foods: Do not eat processed, junk, fried, oily, and canned food that are loaded with preservatives, additives, and artificial flavors. They may cause throat irritation(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2021 06:03 PM IST

Avoid these foods: Do not eat processed, junk, fried, oily, and canned food that are loaded with preservatives, additives, and artificial flavors. They may cause throat irritation(Pixabay)

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