By Kyle J. Norton
Pulmonary diseases are a class of conditions associated with the lungs, including asthma, COPD, influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, and lung cancer.
In other words, any diseases involved in breathing problems that reduce the function of the lung are pulmonary diseases.
The lung formed part of the respiratory system with a function the primary organs of the respiratory system to absorb oxygen to the blood and shall carbon dioxide from the blood.
According to the American Lung Association, the most common PF is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Approximately 50,000 new cases of IPF are diagnosed each year.
Most common symptoms of PF are shortness of breath, dry, and hacking cough, fast, and shallow breathing, tiredness, aching joints, and muscles and clubbing of the tips of the fingers or toes.
If you have experienced some of the aforementioned symptoms that do not heal in a short time, please check with your doctor to rule out the possibility.
Most cases of IPF are found in patients between the ages of 50 and 70 years old, particularly in men.
Tomatoes provide about 80% of the lycopene in the world diet. In plants, lycopene protects the host against excessive photodamage and perform various functions in photosynthesis.
On finding a potential compound for the treatment of lung disease researchers examined the effects of lycopene extracted from tomatoes on pulmonary fibrosis PF induced by bleomycin BLM in rats.
The study included 60 Sprague-Dawley rats randomly divided into 3 groups of 20 rats each for a normal control group (group C), BLM-treated group (group M), and lycopene + BLM-treated group (group L).
More precisely, group L received lycopene diluted with olive oil at a dose of 5 mg/kg body weight once a day after BLM instillation, and groups C and M received the same amounts of olive oil.
Based on the tested analysis, group L showed a significantly reduced lung coefficient (day 14, P < .01) as well as the extents of alveolitis (day 7 and 14, P < .05) and pulmonary fibrosis PF (day 14 and 28, P < .05) compared to control.
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(1) Lycopene from tomatoes partially alleviates the bleomycin-induced experimental pulmonary fibrosis in rats by Zhou C1, Han W, Zhang P, Cai M, Wei D, Zhang C. (PubMed)
(2) Aging and Pulmonary Fibrosis by Selman M1, Buendía-Roldán I1, Pardo A. (PubMed)