Dr Oz: How Lungs Work
In this segment, Dr Oz brought up Jessica, an audience member, to take a walk through a giant set of lungs. The Lungs are our best defense against toxins. Dr Oz showed what causes lung ailments and how to ward off toxins so that our lungs stay healthy.
Dr Oz: Emphysema
When you drive with your windows down, you are breathing in pollutants that get into your lungs and form air sacks that enlarge and invade the surrounding tissue and may cause emphysema. These same toxins that give you emphysema are often responsible for lung cancer.
The trachea is where the air comes down and splits into the right and the left lung. Blood vessels are contained on top of the trachea. Lungs clean the blue blood and make it red. If there is blockage, a pulmonary embolism (blot clot) occurs.
Out-pouching on the lung is what lung cancer looks like. It invades and discolors the surrounding tissue. It’s hard, puffy and toxic and destroys the surrounding tissue
Dr Oz: Lung Cancer Causes
Dr Oz: Lung Cancer Prevention
– Avoid secondhand smoke.
– Drive with windows up in traffic.
– Check radon levels in home – Buy a $10 kit to get rid of it.
Weak immune systems can lead to pneumonia. The flu weakens your lungs and by weakening it, bacteria is allowed to invade which leads to pneumonia. Prevent it by getting the flu shot every year. For those over 65, get the pneumonia shot as well.
Asthma is an inflammation inside of the bronchial tube. The mucus accumulates and a spasms occurs, squeezing out the air and causing what an asthma attack.
Dr Oz: Asthma Triggers
– Chemicals from cleaning producuts with strong smells
– Cold Weather
Dr Oz: Asthma Prevention
– Clean pet and vacuum furniture/rugs often
– Use cleaning products without strong odors
– Eat apples