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Respiratory disease is a vast term used for diseases of the respiratory system which includes the air passage, nasal passages, trachea, lungs, pleural cavity, bronchial tubes and the nerves and muscles involved in the breathing process. Symptoms of respiratory disease largely depend on the type of the respiratory disease.
However common signs include:
Shortness of breath with mild physical activity, also known as dyspnea.
Wheezing and coughing which is generally severe at night.
Haemoptysis or blood in cough.
Unexplained weight loss.
Chest pain, mild to severe.
Respiratory disease Ginger is a potent expectorant that works well in tea. Steep 1/2 teaspoon ginger, a pinch of ground cloves, and a pinch of cinnamon in 1 cup boiling water.
Simple carbohydrates in the form of sugar, refined cereals and grains should be avoided and the focus should be on whole grains, cereals and its products, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
Decrease the quantity of fat in your diet and make sure to watch the quality of fat you eat.
Salt consumption should not exceed 5 to 6 gms per day.
Stop smoking. Also avoid exposure to second hand smoke as far as possible.
Take plenty of rest.
Avoid any kind of stress.
Honey: To relieve the cough that comes from bronchitis, slice an onion into a bowl, then cover with honey. Allow to stand overnight, then remove the onion. Take 1 teaspoon of this honey four times a day.
Lemons: These help in getting rid from bacteria and mucus of the respiratory system. Make a cup of lemon tea by grating 1 teaspoon lemon rind and adding it to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for five minutes.
Onions: These are expectorants and help in the flow of mucus. Use raw, cooked, baked, in soups and stews, as seasoning, or any way you like them.
Mustard. The warmth of an old-fashioned mustard plaster relieves symptoms of many respiratory ailments including bronchitis. Take 1 tablespoon dry mustard and mix with 4 tablespoons flour. Stir in enough warm water to make a runny paste. Oil the chest with vegetable shortening or olive oil, then spread the mustard mix on a piece of cloth -- muslin, gauze or a kitchen washcloth -- and cover with an identical piece. Apply to the chest. Keep in place until cool.
All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.