Self-checking method for lung health
Due to the pollution of the surrounding environment and personal smoking habits, many people suffer from various lung diseases and even die of lung cancer. The incidence of lung cancer is increasing year by year, which is indeed frightening.
Especially people who have been smoking for many years should pay more attention to the changes and maintenance of the lungs. These are some methods of self-testing the health of your lungs. You can test whether your lungs are healthy.
Five ways to self-test your "lung" health:
1. How to hold your breath: Can you hold your breath for 30 seconds?
Take a deep breath and hold your breath. If you hold your breath for more than 30 seconds, it means your lungs are functioning better. If you hold your breath for less than 30 seconds, it may impair lung function.
2. Blow matches or candles: Can you blow firewood or candles 15 cm away?
Light a match or candle, and then blow the match or candle at a distance of 15 cm. It can be blown out immediately, proving that your lung function is better; if you cannot blow it out at a distance of 15 cm, it may indicate that there may be a problem with lung function; it cannot be blown out at a distance of 5 cm, indicating poor lung function, such as emphysema patient.
3. Method of climbing stairs: Do you have symptoms of shortness of breath and chest tightness when you climb to the third floor in one breath
People with relatively healthy lungs can climb to the third floor without any problems, and will not experience obvious shortness of breath and chest tightness. If you cannot climb to the third floor in one breath, or if you have chest tightness and shortness of breath after climbing to the third floor, it means that your lung function is relatively poor.
4. Small exercise test method: can you recover within 5-6 minutes
Run on the spot for a while to increase the pulse frequency to 100-120 times per minute. After stopping activities, it can return to normal within 5-6 minutes, indicating normal cardiopulmonary function.
5. Look at the lip gloss method: check whether the lips are rosy
People with poor lung function will have a certain degree of purple due to lack of oxygen. If the lips are red and not purple, it means that there is no hypoxia in the body, there is no disease in the lungs, and the lung function is still relatively good.
Can you pass the above five self-test methods? In daily life, we must always pay attention to preventive measures for lung diseases.
The most common chronic respiratory diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, occupational lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. Taking COPD as an example, the incidence of COPD among people over 40 years old is 8.2%. In cities, it is the fourth leading cause of death after tumors, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and diabetes. We must actively treat lung diseases instead of blindly self-confidence. There are also lung nodules, as precancerous lesions of lung cancer, everyone should also be vigilant.