Do you suffer from asthma or bronchitis? Tips for taking care of respiratory health


  • If you suffer from respiratory problems like asthma, flu, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia or acute sinusitis, you need to be extra careful in winter.

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The winter season is a difficult time for people with respiratory illnesses ranging from asthma to COPD. Toxic smog can irritate the respiratory tract and make symptoms worse. There are also other respiratory problems like the flu, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, and acute sinusitis. Dr Sujata Chakravarti, Consultant in General Medicine, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital offers advice to maintain respiratory health during winters. (Pexels)

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Wear warm clothes: first of all, it is important to regulate your body temperature with warm clothes.  (Pixabay)

Wear warm clothes: first of all, it is important to regulate your body temperature with warm clothes. (Pixabay)

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Wash your hands: Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes with dirty hands.  Wash your hands from time to time.  (Pixabay)

Wash your hands: Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes with dirty hands. Wash your hands from time to time. (Pixabay)

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Adjust Your Exercise Program: Many people develop breathing problems from high levels of pollution in the morning.  If the air quality is poor around your home, avoid morning jogging as toxic pollutants are at their highest during this time.  You can replace them with indoor aerobic activities.  Incorporate breathing exercises to improve your lung capacity (Pixabay)

Adjust Your Exercise Program: Many people develop breathing problems from high levels of pollution in the morning. If the air quality is poor around your home, avoid morning jogging as toxic pollutants are at their highest during this time. You can replace them with indoor aerobic activities. Incorporate breathing exercises to improve your lung capacity (Pixabay)

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Keep Your Home Dust Free: Make sure you remove dust, mold, and allergens from your home.  Regularly clean your bedding, rugs, rugs and sofas.  Don't smoke and avoid crowded places (Pixabay)

Keep Your Home Dust Free: Make sure you remove dust, mold, and allergens from your home. Regularly clean your bedding, rugs, rugs and sofas. Don’t smoke and avoid crowded places (Pixabay)

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Good ventilation at home: Apart from that, you can try using an air purifier or humidifier (Pixabay)

Good ventilation at home: Apart from that, you can try using an air purifier or humidifier (Pixabay)

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Stay hydrated: this will help keep your airways clean.  Take steam as suggested by your doctor, but don't try random home remedies that might make the problem worse.  (Pexels)

Stay hydrated: this will help keep your airways clean. Take steam as suggested by your doctor, but don’t try random home remedies that might make the problem worse. (Pexels)

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Eat a nutritious diet: Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.  Citrus fruits, turmeric, and ginger are among the foods that help boost immunity.

Eat a nutritious diet: Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Citrus fruits, turmeric, and ginger are among the foods that help boost immunity.

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Avoid These Foods: Don't eat processed, junk, fried, oily, and canned foods that contain preservatives, additives, and artificial flavors.  They can cause throat irritation (Pixabay)

Avoid These Foods: Don’t eat processed, junk, fried, oily, and canned foods that contain preservatives, additives, and artificial flavors. They can cause throat irritation (Pixabay)

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