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Interstitial Lung Disease - Know More About It!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Interstitial Lung Disease - Know More About It!

What is Interstitial lung disease?

Interstitial lung disease describes a large group of disorders that inflame or scar the lungs. Once lung scarring occurs, it’s generally irreversible. Medications can slow the damage of interstitial lung disease, but many people never regain full use of their lungs.

Symptoms of Interstitial lung disease-

Causes of Interstitial lung disease-

​Risk factors of Interstitial lung disease-

  • Adults
  • Exposure to occupational and environmental toxins
  • Smoking
  • Radiation and chemotherapy
  • Continually inhaling very high levels of therapeutic oxygen for more than 48 hours

Complications of Interstitial lung disease-

Diagnosis of Interstitial lung disease-

Diagnosis of Interstitial lung disease involves the following tests:

  • Chest X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Spirometry
  • Oximetry
  • Exercise stress test
  • Lung tissue analysis

Precautions & Prevention of Interstitial lung disease-

  • Wearing appropriate masks and monitoring exposure to irritants in certain work environments
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoid exposure to substances known to cause lung disease

Treatment of Interstitial lung disease

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Interstitial lung disease
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Interstitial lung disease
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Interstitial lung disease
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Interstitial lung disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Interstitial lung disease
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Interstitial lung disease
  • Other Treatment of Interstitial lung disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Interstitial lung disease

Homeopathic treatment of interstitial lung disease is helpful for relieving sharp pains in the lungs, hemorrhaging in the capillaries and coughing with thick phlegm. Homeopathy stimulates natural healing mechanism and immunity. Some of the homeopathic remedies for interstitial lung disease are:

  • Bryonia
  • Silica
  • Bromium
  • Ferr P
  • Hepar
  • Merc
  • Rhus Tox

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Interstitial Lung Disease-

Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Interstitial Lung Disease-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Interstitial lung disease-

In the allopathic treatment of interstitial lung disease, corticosteroids are used. Sometimes they are used with other drugs such as methotrexate or cyclosporine. Oxygen therapy is also used which make breathing and exercise easier and reduce blood pressure in the right side of your heart.

Surgical Treatment of Interstitial lung disease-

For severe interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation may be an option.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Interstitial lung disease-

  • Avoid high-fat foods
  • Eat lighter meals like salads and fruit
  • Eat fruits abundant in antioxidants include blackberries, blueberries and red grapes
  • Green tea, fish oil and resveratol supplements provide antioxidants
     

 

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