Treatment for Respiratory Problems
Treatment for respiratory problems changes according the type of problem. Breathing is a necessity of life and a source for many micro-organisms to enter the body, a reservoir for infectious diseases. Many of these problems have no relief other than seeking professional medical attention. Decongestants are often taken for sinus problems, as well as humidifiers and strong smelling medication externally applied. The only assistance for asthma is having the ability to recognize the warning signs of an oncoming attack and using an inhaler. Bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, SARS, lung cancer and Avian Flu will either pass on their own or require a lot of medical attention.
An individual does have the ability to increase the performance of his/her respiratory system. Exercise and physical activity allow the cardio-respiratory system to strengthen and lung capacity to increase, making your heart's job slightly easier.
Not doing things to your body is as important as doing things for your body. Drugs as a whole have a negative affect on human's bodies. Smoking cigarettes and other drugs weaken your heart and the ability of your blood to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the lungs. Carbon monoxide is the worst of these inhalants as blood has a stronger affinity for this gas and will carry this before oxygen. Once inside the blood, the carbon monoxide will not be released the way normal exchange occurs, creating a suffocating effect.
When dealing with non-communicable respiratory diseases, decisions early on are the source of treatment. To cure lung cancer, do not smoke and try to not develop the disease by avoiding this major trigger. Lung cancer does arise without smoking, in those cases medical help, alternatives to medicine or chemotherapy are often needed.