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A chemist from the University of Copenhagen recently took out a patent for a drug capable of curing bacteria of their resistance to antibiotics, according to a press release.
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My friends say I am a little excessive regarding exercise. And maybe I am. But aside from clearing my head, it helps to keep my sinuses clear. It also helps me cough out any stuff percolating in my lungs. But since I am a bilateral lung transplant recipient, my lungs (thankfully) are more clear than clogged with the usual CF gunk.
The way it works, I think, is, if I bike for about 30 minutes on my stationery bike, my sinuses seem less inflamed. But what I was told by my ENT is, exercise releases many things like endorphins and epinephrine, which reduces inflammation and makes it easier to for the our think mucus to drain or dislodge from our sinus tissue. Hence it can be removed more easily. I notice this is true after I exercise and do a nasal lavage, even if the lavage is 10 hours later. The days I bike or play tennis, the crud just comes out easier. Sometimes even in chucks–gross! And if I go in there with a Q-tip, even better. You didn’t hear that last bit from me though.
There are many times I am not motivated to exercise, believe me, but I do it because I prefer having clearer sinuses to taking antibiotics several times a year for chronic infections. To take my mind off of the task at hand I watch whatever can keep me pedaling. And really, a half an hour is not so long but decent enough to get some aerobic benefits. While they are not always immediate, it helps me feel like I am doing something to prevent future illness.
What are your tips about exercise?
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