In today’s episode I show you how doctors can easily diagnose lung conditions such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis and lung scarring through the use of spirometry.
To prepare for your test, you will have your height and weight measured along with your age. It is important that prior to your test you do not take any inhalers but bring these with you as we often repeat the test with medication to assess their efficacy.
The test involves putting a tight seal around the mouthpiece and blowing as hard as you can until the beeper sounds. This then formulates a series of numbers and often a graph is shown to compare you against someone of a similar age, height and weight. Your doctor can then analyse these results and let you know your diagnosis.
The healthier foods in a supermarket tend to be located around the edges of the store.
It’s worthwhile taking note of how much time you spend in each aisle. The more time you spend in the fruit and veg section, the more likely you are to pick up items from there.
Those foods found in the middle aisles, tend to be unhealthier and are laden with fat, oil and sugar which, if eaten in excess, can cause adverse effects on the heart and body leading to heart disease and other medical conditions.
For more information about healthy eating book in today at drnora.com
Based on the Chinese Zodiac, this year is the year of the Ox. Legend has it that those born in this year are strong, reliable, fair and conscientious and inspire confidence in others. However, they are also stubborn and hate to fail or be challenged.
If you were born in the year of the Ox do have these traits?