How are your lungs? Are you by any chance suffering from emphysema, or any other lung-related problem? Well, this episode of Doc Willie Ong’s “Payo ni Doc” is perfect for you.
As a general reminder, Dr. Willie Ong and Dr. Liza Ramoso-Ong reminded all of us to seek medical assistance whenever we feel ill or suspect having health problems. We were also told to always take note of our symptoms when we pay a visit to a medical professional.
The doctors also reminded people to use face masks when coming into contact with dust, grime, or hazardous chemicals, especially when doing household chores like general cleaning.
Aside from going to the pulmonologist (lung doctors) or even an allergologist (allergy doctor) for a consultation, here are some tips to deal with persistent coughing:
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water on the daily
- Make it a habit to drink salabat
- Eat tinola — the chicken soup and ginger components help
- Drink 500mg of Vitamin C regularly
- Get over-the-counter cough medicine.
- Rest frequently
Still, at the end of the day, it is very important to know what is causing your cough.
Did you know that the very act of coughing could cause other problems like hernia or back spasms? Well, that’s if you cough the wrong way. In his tutorial video, Doc Willie Ong revealed that there’s actually a right way to let go of a cough — all you need to do is to hold on to something sturdy like the wall or a table, or even your own knees. This is to ensure that the full pressure of coughing will not be felt by your whole body.
Watch Doc Willie Ong’s demonstration of the ‘right way to cough’ as well as his advice on other more serious lung problems.
Disclaimer: The health tips on this website are based on articles published in books, periodicals and various social media sites by Doctor Willie Ong. We believe and fully support the good intentions of our ‘Doktor ng Bayan.’
Paalala: Ang health tips sa website na ito ay hango sa mga artikulong nailathala sa libro, dyaryo, at iba-ibang social media sites ng tanyag na doktor na si Doc Willie Ong. Kami ay naniniwala at sumusuporta sa mabuting hangarin ng ating Doktor ng Bayan.
What can you say about this episode of “Payo ni Doc?” Did you learn anything about how to take better care of your lungs? Do you have anything to ask Doc Willie Ong? Let us know in the comments section below!