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Treatment of Emphysema!

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Treatment of Emphysema!

Treatment of Emphysema

Homeopathic Treatment of Emphysema
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Emphysema
Psychotherapy Treatment of Emphysema
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Emphysema
Surgical Treatment of Emphysema
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Emphysema
Other Treatment of Emphysema
What is Emphysema
Symptoms of Emphysema
Causes of Emphysema
Risk factors of Emphysema
Complications of Emphysema
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Emphysema
Precautions & Prevention of Emphysema
Treatment of Emphysema

Homeopathic Treatment of Emphysema

Homeopathy improves respiratory capacity and function. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for emphysema are:

Ant T
Lobelia
Lach
Hepar
Brom
Am carb 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Emphysema

Acupuncture improves energy system and functioning of respiratory system. It has gained worldwide reputation in treatment of emphysema.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Emphysema

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

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Emphysema

In the allopathic Treatment of Emphysema, antibiotics are prescribed if you develop a bacterial infection, like acute bronchitis or pneumonia. Other medications prescribed are:

Smoking cessation drugs can help you quit smoking.
Bronchodilators help relieve coughing, shortness of breath
Inhaled steroids may help relieve shortness of breath.

Surgical Treatment of Emphysema

Surgical Treatment of Emphysema includes the following surgeries:

Lung volume reduction
Lung transplant

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Emphysema

Drink as much water as possible
Avoid foods that encourage the formation of mucus, such as dairy products, red meat, eggs and processed foods
Eat high-fiber foods
Eat foods high in antioxidants such as asparagus, avocados, berries, broccoli, red grapes, red and yellow onions, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and watermelon.

What is Emphysema?

Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs and occurs when the air sacs in your lungs are gradually destroyed making you progressively more short of breath.

Symptoms of Emphysema

Shortness of breath
Feeling tired (fatigue)
Losing weight without trying

Causes of Emphysema

Cigarette smoking
Air pollution
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Risk factors of Emphysema

Smoking
Between the ages of 40 and 60
Exposure to secondhand smoke
Occupational exposure to fumes or dust
Exposure to indoor and outdoor pollution

Complications of Emphysema

Collapsed lung
Large holes in the lungs
Heart problems 

Diagnosis of Emphysema

Diagnosis of Emphysema involves the following tests:

Chest X-ray
CT scans
Blood test
Lung function tests

Precautions & Prevention of Emphysema

Wear a mask to protect your lungs if you work with chemical fumes or dust
Do not smoke
Avoid secondhand smoke
 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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