What is COPD?
DISCLAIMER: Always consult a doctor before undergoing treatment of any kind.
COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the lungs to obstruct airflow. Patients with COPD experience difficulty breathing along with cough, wheezing, and excess mucus production. Many patients with COPD have been chronically exposed to irritating gases or small particulate matter in the air. The most common cause of COPD is cigarette smoking.
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Is there a COPD, Emphysema, and Chronic Bronchitis Cure?
This is not just another article copying other articles with tired, useless “information” that you’ve read online about how to cure chronic bronchitis, COPD, or emphysema. In the series of articles that we link to below, you’ll see that these treatments actually do work to cure COPD over the course of time (usually about 1 year of treatment at least). Follow the links to each treatment listed below to learn more about how to properly administer these cures for COPD and where to find the materials for each. These are at-home treatment modalities, but they’re powerful nonetheless. Hypertonic Saline Nebulizing Treatments, for example, will need to be administered in the presence of a doctor or a nurse (or another trained practitioner who knows how to deal with mild to moderate airways constriction) during the first 1 to 10 treatments because during the initial process of healing, they can cause the airways to constrict.
The most important cures for COPD and related lung issues that often develop as part of the long-term experience of this illness include:
- Molecular Hydrogen Therapy and Supplemental Oxygen for COPD (inhalation and drinking water treatments)
- Hypertonic Saline Nebulizing Treatments
- Halotherapy (also known as Salt Therapy)
- N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) Treatments
- Chlorine Dioxide Therapy
How to Stop the Damage Done by COPD
COPD, as a disease, consists of two components that ultimately cause a downward spiral of health issues leading to death in patients who do not find a cure for COPD. These two components are:
- Chronic Bronchitis – In COPD, chronic bronchitis is where the airways become chronically obstructed due to inflammation. Often, the inflammation is caused by chronic exposure to an irritant such a cigarette smoke, or industrial environments where there is a lot of particular matter.
- Emphysema – In COPD, emphysema occurs as a result of damage to the lung tissue that ultimately results in a breakdown of elasticity in the lungs.
The combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema in COPD patients leads to a situation where your lungs often do not receive enough ventilation. In these areas of the lungs, oxygen levels are low.
Changes in body positioning can have an impact on how much oxygen goes into the top part of the lungs or the bottom part of the lungs. For example, when you lay down, more oxygen and air go into the top parts of the lungs. When you are upright, on the other hand, more oxygen reaches the bottom area of the lungs. It is this fact that has led scientists to believe that low-level systemic infection may be one of the root causes of COPD and the development of emphysema.
In this series of articles, we talk about the use of several different simple and non-toxic, but powerful medicines to reverse COPD and stop the progression of the disease. Though the underlying cause of COPD varies from patient to patient, the protocol of treatments for this disease are non-toxic enough to justify encouraging all patients to work with all of them so that all of the possible causes of the disease are being treated. Patients should experience a reduction in their symptoms immediately when they begin treatment and over time, with repeated dosing regularly and consistently, the damages caused by toxins, infection, cigarette smoke, or particulate matter, will be managed and reversed.
The Downward Spiral of COPD
COPD begins with inflammation and obstruction of the airways which leads to hypoxia. Hypoxia means that you have lower than normal levels of oxygen in your arterial blood supply. In COPD, hypoxia happens when oxygen in the lungs is not able to pass into the blood. In patients with COPD, hypoxia happens slowly over time. And your body adjusts to having lower levels of oxygen. The changes that occur in the body as a result of hypoxia include:
- Vasodilation throughout the Body– In an effort to raise oxygen levels in the blood, the body opens up the blood vessels. This makes the blood move faster through the body. But your heart has to work harder to make the blood flow faster. So the heart beats faster and harder and you may develop high blood pressure. Though more blood may be moving through your lungs, hypoxia persists.
- Hyperpnea – Again, in an effort to increase oxygen levels in the body, your body speeds up respiration (hyperpnea). The body assumes that if you breathe faster, you will take in more oxygen. But this doesn’t work in COPD. So again, the problem of hypoxia persists.
- Pulmonary Vasoconstriction – In the lungs, there are areas that receive very little oxygen. After a long period of time without oxygen, the body decides to shut down the blood supply to these areas. When this happens, lung tissues begin to die. The body, of course, is trying to balance blood oxygen levels throughout the body, but when areas of the lung tissue no longer receive a sufficient supply of blood as a result of vasoconstriction, not only does lung tissue die, but the heart has to pump blood against the resistance of constricted blood vessels. You may develop higher blood pressure as a result.
- Secondary Polycythemia – The body, again trying to increase oxygenation of the organs, may produce a large number of red blood cells that carry oxygen. Polycythemia is defined as an excessively high number of red blood cells. Polycythemia occurs when the liver senses that oxygen levels are too low causing it to release erythropoietin, a hormone in the bone marrow that increases the production of red blood cells.
Polycythemia causes the blood to become thicker than normal so again, the heart has to work harder to push blood through the body. The blood pressure may go even higher.
- Hypertension – Hypertension develops as a result of the various changes described above from the body trying to increase oxygenation of the organs.
- Heart Failure due to COPD / Cor Pulmonale – Heart failure occurs because the heart can’t keep pace with the changes described above that occur as a result of hypoxia.
It isn’t hard to see why it is important for COPD patients to keep their oxygen levels normal if you’ve been diagnosed with COPD. But over-oxygenating the lungs can be a problem in some cases because of inflammation in the airways that prevents oxygen from being released after inhalation. Oxygen can also sometimes be irritating on the airways, causing additional inflammation if it is used without molecular hydrogen. So we recommend the use of supplemental oxygen in tandem with molecular hydrogen for COPD. By oxygenating the organs while reducing inflammation in the airways through molecular hydrogen therapy, you encourage the body to stop the downward spiral, reset, and at the same time, heal lung tissues that have been damaged by infection or toxin exposure.
Quick Summary of Cures for COPD
Below is a brief summary of each cure for COPD to help you better understand how these treatments can be used together or separately to dramatically affect lung health and healing:
Supplemental Oxygen is used to prevent hypoxia in patients with COPD. It should be used after molecular hydrogen treatments or in tandem with molecular hydrogen because molecular hydrogen reduces inflammation in the airways, allowing the body to increase oxygen levels to normal levels without trapping oxygen in the lungs.
Molecular Hydrogen functions as a powerful antioxidant that is both non-toxic, and that helps diminish inflammation in the bronchioles. Molecular hydrogen treatments won’t cause airway constrictions like hypertonic saline treatments so molecular hydrogen should be used first in the treatment of COPD to reduce inflammation right from the beginning. All water contains some amount of molecular hydrogen, but by increasing the concentration of molecular hydrogen in drinking water or in water that you nebulize to humidify the lung tissue, you can reduce and reverse the damage caused by oxidants like nicotine and tar that are the root cause of COPD.
Hypertonic Saline is simply a saline solution with a high salt content that is administered through a nebulizer. It can be administered at home after the initial 1 to 10 treatments. COPD patients can react to the nebulized hypertonic saline with bronchiol constriction initially so it is best to do these treatments with a health practitioner who can work with airway constriction, should such a reaction occur. Administering hypertonic saline with a small amount of hyaluronic acid can reduce the risk of airway constriction and also make this treatment smoother and more tolerable for COPD sufferers.
Halotherapy is also known as Salt Therapy and it involves the administration of tiny salt particles in the air. Halotherapy can significantly reduce the risk of infection in COPD patients and also diminish inflammation, detoxify lung tissues, dry up excess mucus to reduce pulmonary edema, and generally improve lung health.
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is administered as a pill that turns into glutathione after you take it, the body’s most powerful detoxifying agent that binds with toxins to remove them safely from the body. NAC is a natural, non-toxic substance that can be taken in high doses and it works a lot like guaifenesin (also known as the brand-name Mucinex) in the body except without any of the side effects caused by guaifenesin. NAC thins mucus secretions while simultaneously promoting the removal of toxins via the mucus. Basically it causes mucus secretions in COPD patients to thin, making it easier to cough up the mucus so that it, and all of the toxins in the mucus, can easily be removed from the body.
Chlorine dioxide is a water purification substance that can also be used as a powerful medicine that releases oxygen directly into the blood supply to kill pathogens and to remove excess toxins from the body. Some scientists have noted that systemic infection can cause damage to the lungs and emphysema. Using chlorine dioxide allows COPD patients to safely kill pathogens at home. When used according to a specific schedule, chlorine dioxide and the above listed cures for COPD make a powerful and effective protocol that allows patients to see progress quickly.
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