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Breathe Healthy!

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We can’t live without breathing! It is a natural and involuntary process that the body performs without making any effort, and this might make us forget its importance and not think that we might lose it one day - God forbid - because of bad habits that have led us to the most dangerous cancer, which is lung cancer.

Its risk lies in its silence and the lack of early symptoms, which can delay the diagnosis and thus delays the treatment!

All around the world, lung cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths in men and the second most common in women after breast cancer, 85% of the cases are caused by long-term smoking and about 10-15% of cases occurred as a result of different causes. 

In Saudi Arabia, lung cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in men, and the fifteenth most common type in woman and the seventh most common type in both sexes according to the 2013 statistics. 

If you notice one of these symptoms on yourself or someone you care about go check it out with the doctor immediately: Persistent cough, blood cough, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, chest pains, severe raspy voice, face, or neck swelling. 

Make prevention your first shield against this cancer, and then follow those important steps:

  • Stay away from smoking whether you’re an active smoker, or passive smoker who is exposed to smoke due to smokers around you. 
  • Work in a healthy environment and away from any harmful chemicals such as uranium, arsenic, asbestos, silica and other dangerous substances or gases such as radon. 
  • Rely on healthy foods that are rich in vegetables and fruits and keep all that’s harmful to your health away. 
  • Exercise and take it as a lifestyle, exercising has a significant and important role in improving and strengthening your lungs
  • Annual lungs checkup 

 

Your life is merely breaths, keep your lungs safe and always stay in a clean and clear space and breathe healthy! 

 

References:

https://www.moh.gov.sa/awarenessplateform/ChronicDisease/Documents/%20 lung cancer. pdf

https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/wellness/protecting-your-lungs https://e3arabi.com /sports/benefits of sports for the respiratory system/

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