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Men’s Health Concern #4: Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

Long name for number 4, but really its just the diseases that affect the lungs, the worst of which is COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. There is lots of medical mumbo jumbo on what these are and do, such as the image to the right, but basically you cannot breath. Breathing, pretty important, no?

You want to know the best way to not get COPD – don’t smoke. Don’t start, and if you smoke now please stop. That’s it. That second hand smoke stuff doesn’t help either.

I may seem a little cheeky on this one but it’s so simple. You are 12 times more likely to get COPD or another lung disease if you smoke than non-smokers. Sure there is second hand smoke (which also means don’t smoke yourself – you are cuasing COPD in others which may include loved ones), and chemicals like air pollution, fumes, and even dust. But really – just don’t smoke.

Here is the biggest problem with COPD:

Damage to the lungs caused by COPD cannot be repaired. If the disease is found early, though, it might be possible to slow it down.

That’s right – unlike other health issues, most of which – including heart disease and cancer – can be addressed in some manner and even cured and reversed. But not COPD, so – yeah you guessed it – don’t smoke.

In summary – DON’T SMOKE. For your health AND others’.


About K9vin

I have been a volunteer for the humane treatment of animals in the Milwaukee area for 10 years as well as our parks system including founding the friends group for off-leash dog parks and a volunteer for The Park People. I was born in and raised near Milwaukee and have pride in the city. I want to be one of the people always striving to make Milwaukee better, starting with getting other men involved in their community.


4 thoughts on “Men’s Health Concern #4: Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

  1. There was a article about very recent research that examined the role of smoking on COPD.
    The researchers looked at the the genetic links that could point to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and also the role Vitamin D plays in the metabolic process associated with COPD.

    Posted by Frank T | July 5, 2011, 10:23 am
  2. Health is of course very important. WE really want to live a life that is of very high quality. .,’`’

    Till next time

    Posted by Jennifer Malory | August 9, 2012, 1:15 am
  3. We should always be concerned about our general health and always take some vitamins and also take regular exercise. –

    Most recent posting coming from our own web portal

    Posted by Gene Catt | November 4, 2012, 2:10 pm


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