Get help from best doctors, anonymously
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Interstitial Lung Disease - Why Should You Choose Homeopathy For Treating It?

Written and reviewed by
Dr. Geetika Bansal 89% (32 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi  •  21 years experience
Interstitial Lung Disease - Why Should You Choose Homeopathy For Treating It?

Interstitial lung disease includes a large group of disorders like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sarcoidosis and asbestosis. These cause progressive fibrosis or scarring of the tissues surrounding the air sacs in your lungs. The scarring causes your lungs to stiffen which makes it difficult for you to breath.

What are the symptoms to look out for?

  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath at rest or due to exertion
  • Loss of weight
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort

    What are the causes?

    Normally, your lungs will regenerate tissue to repair any damage. But in interstitial lung disease, the normal repair process does not occur due to injury to the lungs. The tissue around the air sacs gets scarred and thickened, causing difficulty in breathing.

    Your lungs may get injured due to long-term exposure to airborne toxins and pollutants like –

    • Asbestos
    • Silica dust
    • Coal dust
    • Grain dust from framing
    • Radiation
    • Indoor hot tubs
    • Bird and animal droppings
    • Bird proteins from chicken or pigeon

    Sometimes, certain drugs can cause chronic damage to your lungs, like-

    • Chemotherapy drugs
    • Heart medications
    • Antibiotics
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs

    Lung disease can also be caused by autoimmune disorders like-

    Why homeopathy?

    Homeopathic remedies are customized according to the effects that the disease has on your body. It will relieve symptoms like sharp pain in the lungs, hemorrhaging in the capillaries and coughing with mucus. It will also slow down the progression of the disease. Homeopathy induces your immunity system to restore the damaged tissues and heal itself. There are no associated side effects of homeopathic remedies to your body.

    Homeopathic medication and therapy also help you to treat the damage from the side effects caused by conventional treatment.

    If you visit a pulmonary specialist, he/she will prescribe medications like corticosteroids, medications that will slow down fibrosis and that reduce stomach acid or you might be given artificial oxygen to make breathing easier. The last option is surgery. All of these treatment options will not reverse the scarring in the lungs. In most cases, they do not stop the progression of the disease.

    The life expectancy for someone with any of the types of interstitial lung diseases is 3 to 5 years. Homeopathy has proven to be a safe and effective treatment option with no side effects that can slow down the progression of your disease. It is important that you treat it early if you want to prevent severe health complications.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
3188 people found this helpful