Showing posts with label lung cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lung cancer. Show all posts

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Viral diseases are the most commonly known complications that affect the human lungs. Before its entry into the lung, viruses are known to cause infections in the upper respiratory part. Some of the common infections caused by the virus include Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis, and Interstitial Lung Disease. The later emerged viral infections have more potency to cause larger outbreaks of severe respiratory diseases. The infections usually occur during the winter and the viral often spreads via transmission process due to sneezing and coughing.

Bronchiolitis is a kind of inflammation attacking the membrane linings in the bronchioles. Various viruses like respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, or flu virus are involved for carrying out this kind of inflammation. This type of disorder is generally seen in young children and infants. Congesting nose is the starting associated symptoms that can further proceed to affect the lungs and cause symptoms of bronchiolitis. The symptoms linked to this disorder is felt in the form of croaky cough, breathing rapidly, wheezing, low levels of oxygen in the blood stream, retractions, and hypoaxia. The complication of illness with this disorder will last for one to two days, and in severe cases the extending period could be up to 14 days.

Pneumonia is yet another serious ailment included in the same category of viral infection and is triggered by infectious virus. This is linked to the abnormal inflammation disorder of the lung. However, infections in the lung can creep up due to innumerous reasons including fungi or parasites, bacterial infections, chemical or physical injury to the lungs and many more. However, viral infection has a great impact on the lungs and comes on the top list. Viral pneumonia is milder when compared to the bacterial infection. The symptoms attached with it include cough accompanying phlegm, chills and fevers. It also shows the symptoms through breathing shortness, rapid breathing, pleurisy, retractions, fatigue and muscle aches.

Viral Pneumonia along with the bacteria will take the problem further making it even more severe. This ultimately proceeds further to bring about the accumulation of fluids that could be hazardous. The accumulated fluid should be drained out through the means of surgery. We all know that pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children under the age of five. The blood in the sputum or discoloration is seen with the sufferers of pneumonia. Chest pain is another syndrome observed in patients with the attack of pneumonia. The other associated signals with it include headache, muscle pain, worsening cough, and many more.

Interstitial lung disease is known to attack interstitium area of the lungs. It is associated with the burning sensations taking place in the supportive tissues amidst of air sacs. The kind of complication leads to scarring process of the tissues thereby greatly affecting the supply of oxygen into the blood.

This is a guest post by irvine lampson (consultant physician and health expert) for

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One of the main reasons for the manufacturer of e-cigarettes in their defense is the claim that these tobacco products allegedly significantly reduce the risk that their consumer tries real cigarettes.

But scientists from the United States found that it is just a myth.

Set of arguments fans a new method of administration of nicotine in the body and, of course, manufacturers of e-cigarettes are not very rich, but it all boils down to two main points.

As supporters of "electronic smoking" first inhaling vapor enriched with nicotine, which is formed by heating a special cartridge substantially harmless in comparison with conventional products of combustion of tobacco.

Second, the ease of administration of nicotine in the body with the help of electronic cigarettes allegedly never force them to go to the ordinary consumer "rough" smoking - this is an obstacle to replenish the army at the expense of youth smokers.

But U.S. researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (University of California at San Francisco) reported that in fact the consumption of electronic cigarettes increases the risk that people who are used to them eventually move to regular cigarettes.

The study's authors surveyed 40,000 high school students and university students and found that over the past two years, the number of boys and girls in this age group who use electronic cigarettes has increased by more than 2 times - from 3.1% to 6.5%.

But the truly shocking was open to scientists of another phenomenon: it was found that among consumers of e-cigarettes are not less than 50% while smoking conventional tobacco products.

Monday, August 12, 2013

If twice a week to eat garlic , the risk of lung cancer will be reduced by nearly half, proved the Chinese experts.

More precisely, the risk reduction was 44%, writes Meddaily referring to The Daily Mail. Garlic helps even smokers - the risk of falling by 30% in their case. Meanwhile, smoking is at least 80% of all cases of lung cancer . The survival rate is very low - less than one in every ten are diagnosed live longer than five years after its production. By the way, the University of South Australia found that garlic reduces the risk of cancer of the intestine by almost a third.

During the most recent research staff of the Center Disease Control and Prevention, Jiangsu Province compared 1424 patients with lung cancer and 4,500 healthy people. Revealed a definite positive effect of fresh garlic. Will it heat-treated garlic, scientists do not know.

But earlier it was shown that a key ingredient of garlic - allicin - is released, if a head of garlic crushed or ground. The compound inhibits inflammation and acts as an antioxidant by reducing the extent of damage of free radicals. Therefore, garlic is considered an excellent remedy for colds , hospital superbugs and even malaria. Hence, it can work as a preventive method against lung cancer.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Do you have any vices? Most people have at least one habit that they would like to kick, and for many that habit is smoking. If you are a smoker, it might seem almost impossible to quit, and even the thought of it could send you into a cold sweat. However, if you are truly ready to stop smoking and to become healthier, and you are willing to put in the work, you can do it. Here are some of the things that you need to do in your life to help make quitting and becoming healthier overall easier for you.

Understand the Habit and Make Changes

First, you want to understand what it is that makes the bad habit enjoyable in the first place, and find something that you can do to replace that feeling. In addition, you want to make sure that you are able to stay out of situations that could make you want to smoke. If your friends all step outside after dinner to smoke, then you are going to need to avoid that until you kick the habit entirely. Otherwise, the temptation can be too great.

If you smoke in your vehicle, then you will want to make sure that you take it to a professional detailer who is going to be able to get the smell out of the vehicle. If you do not, the temptation to smoke is going to hit you every time that you sit in the vehicle. Your clothes are going to carry the stench of the smoke as well. It can take several washes to remove the smell. For some items, dry cleaning might be necessary. Others might even need replacing.

Find Other Outlets

Something else that you should consider doing is coming up with some hobbies and activities that you truly enjoy and that can engage your mind as well as your hands. People who stop smoking often do not know what to do with their hands because they have become so accustomed to smoking. Putting together models, playing videogames, reading a book, and more can help to engage the mind and the body. Exercise is also a good option for those who are seeking a good outlet.

Quitting is never easy, but it is possible to do. With a great attitude and the desire to change your lifestyle, you can banish one of the world's deadliest vices.

Victory Lean is a writer at - an Electronic Cigarette showcase. She likes to share lifestyle tips and advices for healthy living.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

People have been really difficult for the people to end their habit of smoking. Since they became familiar with the adverse effects of smoking, they have tried numerous ways to get rid of this fatal habit, but none of those ways have been strong enough to provide a permanent solution. Several companies have produced some really competent anti-smoking devices. However, the problem still existed.

A solution to the problem was ultimately found when electronic cigarette came to the market. People, who found it hard to get rid of their smoking habits, finally got a relief with this exciting new introduction in the market. Before it came to the market, people used to try various other methods such as chewing of gum and using nicotine patches. E-cigarette has been the most talked about product in the market in the recent years. People have appreciated it a lot since its arrival in the market. It has the same design and feels that are there in the traditional cigarettes. It is certainly capable enough to help people get out of their addiction of traditional cigarettes.

Beneficial Features of Electronic Cigarettes
The most remarkable of all the benefits offered by e-cigarettes is that it does not contain harmful tobacco. Therefore, even by smoking it frequently, you body is not affected adversely. Instead of tobacco, it has nicotine vapor. You take that vapor in and then breathe it out when you smoke these cigarettes. When it comes out of your mouth it looks the same as real smoke. There are carcinogens present in the traditional cigarettes. However, there are no harmful components present in e-cigarettes. Carcinogens truly are highly harmful for people who smoke and also for those who are there around them.

Electronic cigarettes have nicotine cartridge in them. When e-cigarette is inhaled, the amount of liquid nicotine that is present in it gets transformed to vapor. It is an atomizer that does the transformation. That atomizer is powered with the battery. Once you inhale the vapor, you will surely have the experience of inhaling actual cigarette. On the tip, there is an LED light. It gets turned on when you inhale the cigarette. The feeling you get while smoking electronic cigarette is the same as what you get while smoking traditional cigarette.

You Have the Same Smoking Experience
There is simply no difference in the feeling that a person gets when smoking traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. On the other hand, electronic cigarettes are extremely advantageous as they are way safer than their traditional counterparts. They contain no bad component that can cause harm to your body. But it is highly essential for you to choose the right company for buying electronic cigarettes. Otherwise you may end up buying electronic cigarettes of bad quality. On a concluding note, it can be said with absolute certainty that they are the ideal device that will provide you with the pleasure of smoking and at the same time keep you away from its harmful effects.

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