Introduction to Copd

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (lung) Disease) is a common form of chronic lung disease found all over the world. It is an abbreviation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder. Pulmonary refer to lungs. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Bronchitis is discussed separately. Here we will focus on Emphysema.

Emphysema is a chronic progressive disease of the lung. It is caused by the destruction of tissue surrounding air sacs (alveoli) in lungs. Due to this, alveoli cannot retain air inside them ultimately leading to shortness of breath.

Diagnosis of COPD:
  • Spirometry (Lung function test)
  • X-ray chest
  • Complete blood count
  • Blood test to rule out tuberculosis

Homeopathic treatment

Homeopathy offers a good supporting role in cases of Emphysema. Homeopathy can control further destruction of the tissues in lungs. In addition, it enhances body’s immunity. Thus symptomatic relief and prevention of complication are the main achievements by homeopathy.

In severe cases, supplementary oxygen may be beneficial. Homeopathy can also reduce the need for bronchodilators, cortisone, and antibiotics (in case of infection).