Have you ever felt a sense of panic when you tried to draw a breath and struggled to do so? Did you know that respiratory problems such as asthma and lung irritation are one of the most common health issues in Singapore? Currently, an estimated 5% of adults and 20% of children in Singapore suffer from asthma alone. The good news is that chronic respiratory problems can be managed with proper dieting, care and exercise.
In 2013, Singapore saw the worst haze in 16 years – with a PSI rating of 401. As drier and hotter months are ahead, Singapore is bracing itself for another potential ‘Haze Season’. Therefore, greater care needs to be taken – especially for those who already have chronic heart or lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or heart failure. Short-term exposure for healthy individuals can also lead to irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Stronger lungs mean that you are better able to fight off the ill effects and risk of lung illnesses.
To find out more about how you can strengthen your lungs, take a look at our articles on 5 Foods to Eat For Healthy Lungs and 3 Short and Simple Lung Exercises for a Healthier You.
If you need expert medical advice on exercises and diets to help strengthen your lungs, call our friendly medical concierge at +65 6679 7867 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be on hand to assist you.
Wishing you the best of health, The Editorial Team The Medical Concierge Group