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Why is Nutrition Important for Lung Patients?


WHY FOOD MATTER FOR LUNG PATIENTS?



A Healthy, well-balanced diet goes a long way to keep your lungs and body strong as,

  • Infections may lead to reduced immunity

  • Medications like corticosteroids can reduce the muscle and bone health

With a healthy diet, Lung inflammation may reduce and gaseous exachange is enhanced.


MEDICINE & DIET



Medicines specific to lung diseases may have

side effects due to which the food intake might get hampered, like

  • Bronchodilators (which relax smooth muscles)

  • Nausea due to antibiotics,

  • Diarrhoea due to antihistamine(anti allergy drugs) among the others


WHY IS HEALTHY WEIGHT IMPORTANT IN LUNG PATIENTS ?


  • Maintaining a healthy weight is important for people with lung disease

  • Excess weight can increase shortness of breath and can put strain on your lungs and heart

  • Being underweight can decrease your energy level and causes easy fatiguability

  • Healthy weight will reduce susceptibility to infection.


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