Beware of lung-cleansing vitamins, teas, or oils

Numerous individuals, having endured years of smoking or exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins, seek ways to cleanse their lungs. While some may be enticed by purported lung-cleansing vitamins, teas, or oils, Dr. Joshua Englert, a pulmonologist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, urges caution.

He asserts that despite the myriad products claiming to expel lung toxins, none are backed by scientific evidence, advising against their use to save money, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Dr. Englert underscores the remarkable self-cleansing and repair capabilities of the lungs, emphasizing proactive measures to maintain lung health.

Chronic damage from prolonged exposure to smoke or pollutants, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), presents challenges for natural healing. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis, common outcomes of smoking, collectively contribute to COPD. While acute lung illnesses like pneumonia often heal fully, chronic conditions result in irreversible damage.

Quitting smoking significantly mitigates further lung deterioration, with long-term cessation markedly reducing associated risks. Protection against passive smoke exposure, avoidance of electronic cigarettes, and prudent infection prevention strategies are paramount.

Notably, warm steam inhalation provides little benefit to lung function, while vaccinations and minimizing pollutant exposure are essential preventive measures. Furthermore, a diet rich in antioxidants and regular cardiovascular exercise can bolster lung resilience, aiding in overall respiratory health.
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