Healing for Your Lungs
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, is a chronic inflammatory condition impacting the lungs and is one of the most common medical conditions worldwide. Research shows that nearly 6% of the population suffers from COPD and it affects men and woman almost equally. COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
The most frequent causes of obstructive lung disease are asthma, varied conditions of bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema that lead to the degeneration or damage of tissues over time. Most people with COPD experience chronic symptoms that result from inflammation and ongoing lung damage. Symptoms of COPD typically develop quite slowly and sometimes people are unaware that they have lung problems. For instance, it’s common for people with COPD to initially feel out of breath after short periods of physical activity, then eventually, while at rest.
Typical COPD symptoms
- Shortness of breath
- Cough with mucus
- Recurring respiratory infections
- Persistent feeling of tightness in the chest
Currently, the allopathic medical treatments are focused on providing medications to treat the symptoms and complications of COPD. This model may work to manage the condition, but does not address the root cause of inflammation which is driving the disease. While there is no cure for COPD, addressing the root cause or causes of inflammation may help improve to improve symptoms.