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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with homoeopathy

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD or CORD (chronic obstructive respiratory disease), is, as its name suggests, a respiratory disease. It is a chronic inflammation of the lungs that causes the alveoli’s permanent distension and destruction. In addition, COPD leads to slow and progressive obstruction of the airways. This is a fatal disease that is caused by smoking in 80% of cases. However, COPD may be of genetic origin, notably in an individual presenting alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency. In addition, chronic asthma, pollution, and smoke from wood heaters are factors that favour the disease. Treatment of this pathology consists of removing toxins present in the patients’ lungs to improve their breathing ability. To this end, homoeopathic remedies can be effective for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

During the disease’s early stages, symptoms of COPD are difficult to recognize. Indeed, a common cough may be a symptom of the disease. In most cases, a chronic cough is the sign of an oncoming chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition, dyspnea or abnormal shortness of breath are also symptoms of COPD. Thus, a person suffering from COPD may out of breath due to low intensity physical effort. The patient’s fatigue and breathing difficulties are also signs of the disease. Furthermore, these symptoms can also be accompanied by excessive mucus secretions or sputum.

Homoeopathic remedies for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Carbo vegetalis is a remedy recommended for the treatment of COPD. Indeed, this charcoal-based homoeopathic remedy prevents the cough from leading to the patient’s suffocation. If COPD is diagnosed in a patient, it is advisable to administer that person 5 granules of Carbo vegetalis 7 CH to be taken daily for a week. If the disease is at an advanced stage such as bronchospasm, Carbo vegetalis is to be taken in dilutions of 15 CH or 30 CH. In addition, Natrum Sulfuricum is a homoeopathic remedy of mineral origin that is also used for the treatment of COPD. Thus, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Natrum Sulfuricum 15 CH every day over a ten-day period. However, to prevent the onset of the disease, a person can take a weekly dose of Natrum Sulfuricum 15 CH.

When should you consult a doctor?

An immediate visit to the doctor is necessary at the onset of the first symptoms, especially in regard to smokers. Indeed, if the affection proves to be COPD, coughing can quickly cause breathing difficulties. The doctor is the only person able to diagnose and determine the stage of the disease. Moreover, it is the doctor who needs to prescribe the treatment that the patient must follow.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”

Associated treatments

  • Carbo Vegetabilis

Associated pathologies

  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumopathy

Good to know: Homoeopathic remedies not only help treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but also help to prevent it. It is the case of treatments such as those that include Natrum sulfuricum 15 CH for example.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.