That responsibility I want to take seriously has importance, for attempting to help even just one person feel better or become more knowledgeable about these wonderfully not-so-friendly life companions we call COPD and/or Asthma.
Today with the help of CrossDove Writer, the facebook group page ‘COPD Travels’ and this writing we call ‘wheezingaway.com’ I want to share in a two-part set of pictures of several of those things in our travels that we call ‘causes’ of irritation for our individual battles with COPD and/or Asthma.
Reason for this two-part set of ‘causes’ in pictures is that not only do those of us that fight the battles with COPD and/or Asthma, but those around us need those reminders of what we need to watch for, beware of and many times work at avoiding in order to stay as healthy as possible.
Today we start with reminder picture # 4: Vehicle exhaust – as much as we love to drive with the windows down, those of us with any kind of breathing issues will most likely find that impossible to do especially if you are amongst lots of traffic as many vehicles will blow out enough exhaust to be a possible breathing hazard for so many.
Reminder picture # 5: General air pollution, some seen and some unseen. If you live near an industrial district you may notice various odors in the air even when you see no visible smoke and/or steam type vapors, this is a sure sign of air pollution for which those of us with any kind of breathing and/or lung issues must constantly be aware of. Many times even living down- and/or upwind from like a refinery can cause issues on a particularly breezy day.
Reminder picture # 6: Scented candles and/or melts. Even I like to burn a candle now and then to fill the house with a scent of choice, but having breathing and/or lung issues I know to be aware of what I use and using paraffin wax candles is not a choice as they will have toxins in them because they are petroleum based. Soy candles would be the recommended type to burn and then do not burn for long periods and always beware of the scent – as the scent can also cause many issues with their breathing.
Reminder picture # 7: Restaurant fumes. This is one which many rarely think about, but many times the fumes from the fryer stations in particular can cause irritation to a person’s breathing. If you work within the food service industry then you also must be aware and careful of most cleaning products used, especially those used for cleaning grills and fryers as they can possible be very toxic if inhaled over long periods of time.
There we have the second of our two sets of reminder pictures to the possible causes of turbulence in the breathing life of anyone battling COPD and/or Asthma.
While looking over the two sets of reminder pictures take a few moments and think about how often you may be directly affected by any of these causes of breathing turbulence within your personal battle with COPD and/or Asthma.
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Remember that without breathing a person is without life itself.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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