Saturday, July 27, 2019

45-year-old's lung resemlied by air pollution

45-year-old's lung resemlied by air pollution.

A five-year study on nearly three million people tried to find out how air pollution affects our lungs, and the results are surprising. However, we are all aware that the rising level of air pollution is rapidly reducing the life span of a human being. Now, according to this new study, pollutants in the air are aging human lungs.

Rapidly decreasing lung function capacity

Due to aging of the lungs, the lungs weaken prematurely and their ability to process the oxygen required for all functions of the body decreases and blood circulation is also affected. Air pollution is not only weakening your lungs but also increasing the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The disease causes inflammation and swelling of the lungs, causing the respiratory tract to gradually narrow, causing breathing problems.

Lungs of a 45-year-old person like a 61-year-old person

The presence of PM2.5 air pollutants in the air makes your lungs grow 2 years older every year and lung performance also decreases rapidly. For example, if you live in a city like Delhi that is one of the top 5 or top 10 most polluted cities in the world, your body and lungs especially your lungs start aging before your actual age. If you are 45 years old, your lungs will be like the lungs of a 61-year-old person and are responsible for every hin growing pulsion.

Aging process gaining momentum due to air pollution

The results of this research, published in the Journal of European Respiratory, show that as we get older, lung performance decreases, but air pollution is speeding up the aging process and the lungs are the most likely. It is suffering. The participants in the study were examined for their exposure to age, gender, body mass index, income, education level, smoking status and second hand smoke.