One of the best ways to live your life without having health issues is by paying attention to your body regularly. This is because when you pay attention to your body regularly, you will be able to notice when your body starts showing you some strange signs.
Every part of your body was created to help you live as a human being. And you need to know that any part of the body can develop health complications if you have done some unhealthy things. But there are some signs you will notice if any part of your body has developed health complications.
There are many health complications that any part of your body can develop when you engage in some unhealthy things. But in this article, I will be sharing with you some 4 signs you will notice if your lungs have developed health complications. But before going to this, let me share with you some crucial details you need to know about lungs so as to enlighten you more about what we are calling 'lungs'.
Illustration photo of healthy lungs
What part of the body are we calling 'lungs'?
The lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs located on another side of the chest (thorax).
Another illustration photo of healthy lungs
What are the main functions of the lungs in the body?
One of the main functions of the lungs in the body is to process gas exchanges called respiration (or breathing).
Another function of the lungs is to bring in air from the atmosphere and pass oxygen into the bloodstream. From there, it will circulate to the rest of the body.
Do lungs help blood get around your body?
Blood with fresh oxygen is carried from your lungs to the left side of your heart, which pumps blood around your body through the arteries.
Below are four (4) unhealthy habits that could damage your lungs:
1) Eating an unhealthy diet can damage your lungs.
2) Another unhealthy habit that could damage your lungs is poor posture.
3) Smoking cigarettes, tobacco, or weed can also damage your lungs.
Illustration photos of healthy lungs and smoker's lungs.
Below are the 4 signs you will notice when your lungs have developed health complications:
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1) Coughing up blood or mucus.
Whenever you notice that you are coughing up blood or mucus, you should not ignore this because is one of the signs you will notice when your lungs have developed health complications. So, the best thing for you to do at that stage is to go to the hospital and tell your doctor about it.
2) Pain or discomfort when breathing in or out.
Do you experience pain or discomfort whenever you are breathing in or out? If yes is your answer, you don't need to wait till when it becomes worsen. Feeling pain or discomfort when you are trying to breathe in or out is another sign you will notice when your lungs are not in a healthy position. So, don't take it for granted.
3) Shortness of breath.
Another sign you will notice when your lungs have developed health complications is shortness of breath. Shortness of breath is when you find it difficult to breathe the way you suppose to. This sign is among signs of unhealthy lungs which you must not overlook when you notice it.
4) Chronic chest pain.
Unexplained chest pain that lasts for more than a month and worsens when you breathe in or cough is also among some signs you will notice when your lungs have developed health complications. So please, don't take any one of these signs for granted in case you notice any one of them.
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