Treatments for Lung Conditions at Washington Township Medical Foundation
There is a broad range of pulmonary conditions that can affect patients
of all ages. Pulmonary conditions impact the lungs. Your lungs serve a
key role in your respiratory system, which is a set of organs and tissues
that collectively allow you to breathe. Your body’s cells require
oxygen for survival. Your respiratory system performs two main essential
tasks: Moving fresh air into your body, and taking waste gases out of
Some of the conditions, illnesses, and other factors that can affect your
Protecting Your Lungs
Over time, our lung capacity experiences a natural decline. There are steps
you can take, however, to protect your lungs and to ensure that they stay
strong and healthy as you age.
Some of the best tips for protecting your lungs include:
Avoid smoking – Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer in the United States. Smoke can
impair breathing, cause chronic inflammation or swelling, and can permanently
destroy lung tissue.
Avoid pollution – Outdoor air pollution, chemical exposure, radon, and secondhand
smoke are all factors that can contribute to lung damage.
Exercise regularly – You can increase your lung capacity through regular exercise.
See your doctor – It’s important to schedule regular visits with your Fremont
doctor at Washington Township Medical Center to help catch any potential
problems, including signs of lung disease, before they become severe.
Avoid illness – Respiratory sicknesses including the common cold can become dangerous
in some cases. Take regular, common sense steps to avoid infection by
practicing good hygiene, getting your yearly flu shot, brushing your teeth,
and staying safe during flu season.