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The number of patients suffering from respiratory diseases is on the increase in recent years. Cold winds and dry air in the winter stimulate the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, causing bronchial and lung disease, and even breathing difficulties.
If you do not cope with it properly, caution should be exercised because it can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis as well as cold and bronchitis.
It could lead to winter fine dust asthma.
Asthma causes coughing by narrowing the bronchial tubes. It causes diseases such as cold winds and harmful dusts and gases to cause more pain.
In addition to cold winds and dry air, fine dirt that raises from winter to spring also increases the risk of asthma.
Fine dust, which means a small dust that is invisible to the eye of less than 10 μm in diameter, is a cumbersome thing that accumulates in our bodies through the bronchi. This is an important cause of respiratory as well as other seasonal diseases.
If the weather is too cold or if there is a lot of fine dust, it is helpful to use a mask with warm clothes when going out. Mask is not a perfect preparation for the above problems, but it is useful for health by alleviating much.
Sputum is a respiratory warning
If you neglect this preparation, your body sends a warning. The first one is 'phlegm'.
Sputum or sputum is not a saliva but a sticky mucilaginous secretion from the lungs or lungs. If you have a problem with your lung health, you will get a lot of sputum. In addition, when phlegm is formed, the foreign body which is obstructing the maintenance of the respiratory system in the body is trapped in the phlegm and can not escape from the body, and the lung health becomes worse. When the lung is infected, mucus is produced in the body and it goes out with the cough.
Our bodies make sputum for various reasons. Sputum may also occur due to weather, asthma, allergens, environmental pollution and respiratory infections. If the airway causes inflammation, mucus production is increased.
When the condition is not bad, the sputum is dark green. When the health condition gradually improves, the color of the phlegm is also weakened. This color is produced by an enzyme called myeloperoxidase (MPO). Depending on the respiratory infection, the sputum may be yellow, gray, or rusty.
The more you keep the respiratory system, the more comfortable it becomes.
As mentioned earlier, it is important to prevent cold winds from reaching the respiratory tract during winter. It is helpful to wear a mask when going out, and to prevent winds such as shawls and hats.
The mask is preferably a product that has been certified by the Food and Drug Administration. But even with these products, it is best not to use the same mask often. It should be used only for 1 ~ 2 days.
If respiratory infections are suspected, they should be consulted immediately. Respiratory infections are very common and are difficult to diagnose on time. Minor pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics, rest, and plenty of water. If you have mild respiratory infections, take a prescription painkiller, take a break, and drink enough water.