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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy, According to Pulmonologists via Health.com

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy, According to Pulmonologists via Health.com

Lung cancer awareness month take places every November in the UK.

Lung cancer can affect anyone – men and women, young and old, smoker and non-smoker. 

The aim of the campaign is to encourage people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight-loss, to visit their GP.

Health.com has shared 13 solid pieces of advice on how you can keep your lungs healthy!

Manage chronic conditions

Lung infections often develop as a complication of another chronic illness, says Michael Niederman M.D., clinical director and associate chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

“Controlling any chronic medical problem can potentially reduce your risk of developing a respiratory infection,” he said.