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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

How to clean lungs of smokers?

Smoking is a bad habit that can harm your lungs and other parts of your body. Smoking can lead to serious lung problems, such as COPD, lung cancer, and emphysema. Smoking can also make you more likely to get heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

If you smoke, you may want to know how you can clean your lungs and improve your health. The best way to do this is to stop smoking as soon as you can. Stopping smoking can help your lungs heal and work better in a few weeks or months.

But stopping smoking is not easy for many people. You may have withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and stress. You may also need help and support from a doctor or a counselor to quit successfully.

Besides stopping smoking, there are some natural home remedies that may help you clean your lungs and breathe easier. These remedies are not a cure for smoking-related diseases or a substitute for medical care, but they may help you quit smoking and improve your lung health.

Here are some natural home remedies that you can try to cleanse your lungs of daily smokers:

  • Steam therapy: Steam therapy is when you breathe in water vapor to open your airways and loosen the mucus in your lungs. Steam can also calm your throat and reduce swelling. You can use a humidifier, a steamer, or a pot of boiling water to make steam. You can also add some essential oils, such as eucalyptus, peppermint, or lavender, to make the steam more effective.

  • Controlled coughing: Coughing is how your body gets rid of toxins and mucus from your lungs. Controlled coughing can help you clear your lungs better and prevent infections. To do controlled coughing, sit on a chair with your feet flat on the floor and your shoulders relaxed. Fold your arms over your stomach and breathe in slowly through your nose. Breathe out slowly while leaning forward and pushing your arms against your stomach. Do this several times until you feel your lungs are clear.

  • Draining mucus from the lungs: Draining mucus from the lungs can help you remove extra mucus that may block your airways and cause breathing problems. To drain mucus from the lungs, lie down on your side with a pillow under your head. Put another pillow on the floor near your feet. Bend your knees and rest your feet on the pillow. This position will help gravity pull the mucus from your lungs. Stay in this position for 5 to 10 minutes and then switch sides. Cough gently to get rid of any mucus that comes up.

  • Exercise: Exercise can improve your lung capacity and blood flow. Exercise can also make your immune system stronger and reduce stress. Try to do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day, such as walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming. You can also do some breathing exercises, such as pursed-lip breathing or diaphragmatic breathing, to improve your lung function.

  • Green tea: Green tea has antioxidants that can protect your lungs from damage and inflammation. Green tea can also help you detoxify your body and boost your metabolism. Drink at least 2 to 3 cups of green tea every day to enjoy its benefits.

  • Anti-inflammatory foods: Anti-inflammatory foods can help lower inflammation in the lungs and improve lung health. Some examples of anti-inflammatory foods are ginger, garlic, turmeric, honey, lemon, pineapple, cranberry, apple, carrot, spinach, broccoli, tomato, olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fish. Eat these foods every day and avoid foods that may cause inflammation, such as dairy products, processed foods, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.

  • Chest percussion: Chest percussion is a technique that involves tapping on the chest with cupped hands to loosen the mucus in the lungs. Chest percussion can help you clear your airways and prevent infections. To do chest percussion, lie down on a bed or a couch with your head slightly raised. Ask someone to gently tap on your chest and back with their cupped hands for 5 to 10 minutes. You can also do this yourself by tapping on your chest with one hand while supporting yourself with the other hand.

These are some of the natural home remedies that may help you clean your lungs of daily smokers. But remember that these remedies are not a cure for smoking-related diseases or a replacement for medical advice. You should always talk to your doctor before trying any new remedy or changing your treatment plan.

The best way to cleanse your lungs and improve your health is to quit smoking as soon as possible. Quitting smoking can be hard but not impossible. You can get help and support from various sources, such as doctors, counselors, therapists, nicotine replacement products, medications, online programs, apps, or support groups.

Quitting smoking can be one of the best decisions you ever make for yourself and your loved ones. You can have a better quality of life, a longer lifespan, and a lower risk of many diseases. You can also save money, improve your appearance, and protect the environment.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey to quit smoking today and cleanse your lungs naturally. You can do it!

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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