Your Whole Health: Lincare Learning Center

Hypertension: The Silent Killer

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Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is often referred to as the “silent killer” because it typically has no symptoms but can inflict serious damage to our health if left untreated. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of recognizing and managing hypertension to prevent the potential consequences it can have on our overall well-being.


Understanding the Basics of Your Lungs

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Our lungs are incredible organs that have a vital role in our respiratory system. They allow us to breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, enabling our bodies to function properly. Understanding how our lungs work and how to care for them is essential for maintaining good respiratory health. In this blog, we will dive deeper into the intricacies of the lungs and provide some tips on keeping them healthy.


Coughing Exercises

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Because it can be difficult to cough up mucus—especially with a weakened cough reflex—it is important to drink enough fluids to keep your mucus thin and loose. Check with your practitioner to determine how much fluid you should drink daily to keep your cough effective.


Pursed-Lip Breathing

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You have probably noticed when shortness of breath occurs in an athlete during periods of exercise—they tend to blow the air out of their mouths by puffing out their cheeks . You may have also done this when you’ve exerted yourself. This is a normal response to shortness of breath, and it provides for a quick and easy way to improve breathing patterns.


Relaxation Techniques

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The following relaxation techniques can help relieve the tension and anxiety that can accompany difficulties with breathing.


Walking Exercises

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Start with short walks to strengthen your breathing and walking muscles.

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