Most of the time, COPD is diagnosed in adults for older people, in the USA, COPD is the third leading cause of death and now it affects more than 16 million Americans, so besides medical care, the followings home activities can be helpful to control COPD symptoms. Click to read Causes, Symptoms, Stages, Diagnosis, Life Expectancy, and More for COPD.
1. Avoiding smoking and vaping
Cigarette smoke affects the lungs and directly damages the breathing system, that’s why smokers develop COPD and the numbers show that smoking is responsible that 8 out of every 10 deaths due to COPD.
Maybe smoking is the main reason for COPD but people breathing many lung irritants every day such as air pollutions, dust on the streets or chemical fumes.
Children are not safe from COPD when they are exposed to the air pollutions coming from adults’ cigarettes, so keeping kids in a healthy environment is the responsibility of everyone.
Many smokers turn to Vapor cigarettes for keeping themselves safe from COPD but according to a 2015 study, e-cigarettes also lower the body defense and COPD can find its way easily to the smoker’s body.