5 Ways To Help Prevent Lung Cancer

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5 Ways To Help Prevent Lung Cancer





Lung cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. In fact, it is estimated that 157,423 people die from lung cancer each year. Fortunately, there are things that you can do in order to reduce your risk of lung cancer.





Stay Active





Swimming, walking and jogging are some of the things that you can do to protect your lungs. Your lungs are organs, and they require regular exercise. When you are active, you stretch your lungs. You also increase your oxygen intake. This helps keep your lungs healthy.





Health experts have stated that people should exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. If you are not accustomed to exercising, then you will need to start off slow and then build up your intensity.





Do Not Smoke





Many people who have tried normal stem cell therapy for COPD are smokers. Smoking also increases your risk of lung cancer. It is possible for non-smokers to get lung cancer, but it is far more common in smokers. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of lung cancer by quitting smoking. Even if you have smoked all of your life, you can still cut your risk of lung cancer by quitting smoking.





If you are struggling to quit smoking, then you will need to talk to your doctor about things that you can do in order to quit. Keep in mind that being exposed to secondhand smoke can also increase your risk of lung cancer. That is why you will need to avoid secondhand smoke. If your family members and friends smoke, then you should ask them to not smoke around you. Avoid going to bars and restaurants where people are allowed to smoke inside.





Check Your Home for Radon





Radon is one of the reasons that many non-smokers get lung cancer. Radon is a colorless and odorless gas. You will not know whether you have radon in your home unless you get tested for it. In order to get your home checked for radon, you will need to contact the public health department in your area. You can also get in touch with the American Lung Association.





Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables





Studies have shown that diets that are high in fruits and vegetables can protect against cancer. Fruits and vegetables have minerals and vitamins that protect lung function. Fruits and vegetables can also prevent inflammation in the airways. Inflammation can increase the risk of lung cancer.





It is best for you to get your vitamins and minerals from your diet. Taking large doses of nutrients in the form of a supplement are typically a waste of money. Many supplements are not absorbed well by the body. Certain supplements can also be harmful. In fact, certain supplements can increase your risk of developing cancer.





Additionally, you should limit your intake of processed meats and cheese. These foods can increase the risk of cancer.





Avoid Carcinogens





Many people develop cancer as the result of being exposed to carcingens at the job. Chemicals and toxins can cause inflammation in the airway. If you notice that you are constantly coughing and sneezing at work, then this may be caused by exposure to environmental toxins.





There are a number of things that you can do in order to reduce your exposure to toxins at work. For example, you can wear a mask for protection. You can also talk to your doctor about ways that you can reduce your exposure to toxins. Furthermore, if your employer has specific recommendations about reducing your exposure to environmental toxins, then you will need to follow them.







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