Remedies for lung cancer

by Sam Malone

Lung cancer is the malignant growth of cells in the lungs and the leading cause for death among other types of cancer like colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Smoking is the major cause for lung cancers and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes and length of smoking time. Other risk factors for lung cancer includes exposure to secondhand smoke, exposure to radon gas, exposure to asbestos and other chemicals which have carcinogenic effects, family history and alcohol abuse. It is difficult to diagnose lung cancer at an early stage because it doesn't cause any symptoms in most of the cases until later stages. However any symptoms like a new cough which you feel is there forever, chest pain, wheezing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, and hoarseness should be immediately brought to notice to your specialist for immediate diagnosis and lung cancer treatment.  Lung cancer treatment would largely depend on the stage it has reached and its spread. Some lung cancer natural cures are very effective when clubbed with medical treatment. Try the following lung cancer home remedies and lifestyle changes to cease its progression and other complications.

Quit smoking : Quitting smoking even if you have been smoking for years because it helps to reduce the risk of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke is loaded with carcinogens which causes changes in the lung tissue. Repeated exposure can damage the cells which line the lungs causing them to act abnormally which eventually may develop to cancer. Certain strategies and non-smoking aids like nicotine replacement products, support system and medications can help. Take an initiative and talk to your specialist to about this.

Secondhand smoke : Encourage your partner or the person with you live or work to quit smoking. If your efforts go in vain then at least ask him to smoke outside; seek out for more smoke free options.

Avoid carcinogens : If your work involves exposure to toxic carcinogens and chemicals then take appropriate precautions to protect yourself from them, for example wear a face mask if needed.

Diet : Make wise choices; emphasize more on variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as these will provide you all the possible vitamins and minerals. Avoid fatty foods and red meat and also large doses of vitamin, mineral or any other herbal supplements without consulting your specialist. If at all you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.

Exercise : Any form of exercise like cycling, walking, or climbing stares will help to boost your immune system and make you feel better. Stay active and involved in your life and avoid stress as far as possible. Take an active role in your treatment and build a strong support system of friends and family, it helps.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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