Our lungs have big jobs to do! They filter hundreds of liters of air in a day, filtering toxins and germs. Like other organ systems, our lungs can become overwhelmed and function less optimally when we are exposed to environmental contaminants, when we have nutritional deficiencies, immune dysfunction or less than ideal digestion.
For example, a food sensitivity or deficient stomach acid may be causing you to experience heartburn and reflux, which can sometimes present as a persistent cough. In addition, some medications can cause you to experience cough as an unpleasant side effect. In addition, many people with asthma and trouble breathing have sulphite sensitivities that go undiagnosed and untreated.
Whether you have asthma or a persistent cough that just won’t go away, there are answers for why your lungs are functioning less than optimally. Discover how naturopathic medicine can give you a fresh of breath air!