Saturday, November 17, 2012

Caring for Our Lungs

Our health is very important. If we are sickly and or suffering from any illnesses, it will cost us everything; money, happiness, and even our life as a whole. This is why the saying that says, "Health is Wealth" is so true in the real sense of the word. We have to take care of ourselves in order to pursue a better life. 

All the systems in our body is very important. One is dependent from the other, and these systems works together for our good, health and mentally-wise. Our respiratory system takes care of our breathing. The lungs is the vital organ of this system. Breathing means living. So it is very important to take care of our lungs. Among other things, quitting smoking, if you smoke, is really important. Smoking does no good to our lungs. Even the second hand smoker, those that are around a smoker, is heavily impacted. They too can get the dreaded lung disease. 

Caring for our lungs is very important. Accordingly, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death here in the US among men and women [Mayo Clinic]. Many lives were claimed because of this disease more than those who have colon, prostate, ovarian, and breast cancer combined. I've known of loved ones who passed away because of lung cancer and some of them were not even a smoker. So for those that smokes, if you quit smoking, even if you've been smoking for many years, you can significantly decrease your risk of getting lung cancer. You only have to have the will and determination to quit and become healthy.

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Raya said...

I agree, smoking is the number one enemy of our lungs. It is important that we take good care of this part of the body... especially at this time and age where pollution is so much of a problem! Thanks for sharing...

Deli said...

There has been no smoker in our family and yet my mother died of lung cancer. I think that we can all do better to take care of our lungs, ourselves in many ways. Thanks for that reminder :)

Momgen Reviews said...

I agree too those people who smoke needs to quit smoking. The husband of my Aunt died of smoking he started to smoke when he was in his younger years tell he died in his 40's. My papa also almost died if he did not quit quick since he has only little left in his lungs.

Chie said...

I so agree, breathing is living. I am on the process of quitting smoke and I do hope i'll be totally free from it sooner. It is kinda hard, the quitting part.

Nova Hedges said...

i do agree that by quit in smoking would be the best way to take care of our lungs, it will give us a longer lives on earth

jheylo said...

i heard that second hand smoke inhalation are more dangerous than those person smoking it. It's sad because we can be those person who inhale second-hand smoke :( we have to avoid people smoking near us.

grace said...

Great awareness article.. ever since a friend died of lung cancer , double na ang pagiging careful namin.

Marms said...

Having healthy lungs are as essential as having a healthy heart. Both have the a major function for one's living. Smoking is the big enemy of lungs' health. But once a person is addicted to it, it is really hard to quit. :(

Marms

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

So true! I wish some people who smoke will realized it! But, if they're addicted to it and doesn't want to stop, then everything will be in danger. Even the second smoke is more fatal.

My Picnic Basket said...

I agree of what you said and I am so happy because my husband and I does not smoke and we even hate the smells of cigarette..smoking is dangerous for your health..

Many people does not understand how dangerous to smoke, it is very unhealthy and it could cause your life..

Gven-Rose said...

I agree smoking is bad to our health..I have asthma and allergy, so I know if someone is smoking as it tickle my nose

jheylo said...

caring for our lungs is indeed important. i've seen some people who are smokers are now suffering from their disease lung cancer. I hope to cigar manufacturers will have the conscience towards people because what they are selling is not really good for our health

Chie said...

smoking really do no good to our health but smokers like me really find it hard to stop...but i agree, there should be a strong will and determination to be able to stay away the temptation of smoke.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I am so glad that my husband was no longer smoking when I met him. I can't really breathe around smokers.

Jessica Cassidy said...

My MIL is suffering the effect of smoking for 20 years :-( now her breathing is not good :-( She has to use oxygen to help her breath especially at night :-(

Mary Anne Vinzon said...

My uncle was died because of lung cancer and he was also a smoker at the same time.I am thankful that my hubby is not a smoker.

Grace Alegonza said...

have you seen this anti-smoking post where they used kids to ask for a light? that was really an effective advertisement about caring for the lungs and for one's overall health as well.

Josie said...

very true, that's why I so agreed with the new law today about sin tax, where alcohol and cigarettes will be given a higher tax, thus it will increase the price of the cigarettes and will not be affordable with everyone, though it may not be the best solution but it can help a bit.

Nancy said...

I don't do well with smokers. I'm lucky we don't have one in our family.

Momgen Reviews said...

There is no good that the smoking thing will give but a destruction.

Adin B said...

That's why we don't smoke and will never be. When one part of our body doesn't work, it sure is no fun. Gotta take care of our bodies really well like it is a temple. :)

Ane said...

Very well said, indeed, Health is wealth!

I used to smoke and it's very difficult to quit, but if you really want to quit, then you will succeed, all you need is patience and perseverance and a support system {family/friends} to keep urging you on. :)

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