Increasing pollution level following the incessant rise in the number of vehicles, along with smoking have been the major cause for rise in respiratory problem, of which Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is just one among them.
The major metropolitan cities in India are already reeling under serious pollution effect, with the capital, Delhi topping the list
But experts have come out with a startling fact. Compared to the male, females are more at the risk of developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a serious respiratory disease caused by smoke and air pollution.
Do you know why this happens? This is because women are believed to have smaller and more sensitive lung mucous, and this is the reason why women gets affected more quickly and severely than men.
COPD is basically aterm used to describe progressive, inflammatory lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Women residing in rural areas too are at a risk due to cooking food on 'Chulha'. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030.
However, there are certain home remedies that help in preventing COPD. Listed here are a few of them, take a look.
Garlic is known for its antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Garlic basically helps to inhibit mucous, eliminate mucous from tubes of bronchitis and thus helps to ease the respiratory problem. In addition, it helps in relieving the pain as well. All that you need to do is take few garlic cloves, crush it. Add about half a teaspoon of ghee in the pan, heat it and then add the crushed garlic cloves. Roast it for a few seconds and eat when hot.
Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger helps to break down the mucus, making it easier for your body to expel air. It also helps improve circulation to the lungs and reduces inflammation. Take an inch of ginger root, peel it, chop it into pieces and then boil it. Strain it and drink it in the form of tea. It helps.
Turmeric is not just a spice but it is known for its plenty of health benefits. The curcumin contained in turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps to fight the oxidative stress and reduce airway inflammation. Turmeric can be added to the food on a regular basis. Or heat a teaspoon of ghee, then turn off the heat. Add a teaspoon of turmeric and then mix it well. Have this along with a cup of luke-warm milk.
4. Foods With Omega-3 Fats:
Omega-3 fats are what is known as the good fats. Adding foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps in fighting the symptoms of COPD. Walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, avocados and olive oil are a few foods that are rich in omega-3 fats and helps fight COPD.
(With Agency Inputs)