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What cures are available for chronic bronchitis?

What cures are available for chronic bronchitis?

None...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is not curable. Avoiding smoking or quitting asap can avoid the disease or decrease disease progression, if already present. Treatments are available to control symptoms but there is no cure and it is a slowly progressive disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Can there be natural cures for copd?

Can there be natural cures for copd?

No: Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis are cruel enough without anyone giving you false hopes by offering any cure of any kind. You may wish to find an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your area who can advice you on some botanicals that may be expectorants or have other use. But please don't expect a miracle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any cure for asthma?

Any cure for asthma?

If asthma is caused: by an environmental exposure (respiratory irritants including tobacco smoke), it may be "cured" by eliminating that exposure. Sometimes it goes away on its own. Sometimes it occurs only intermittently. Usually, however, in adults, it's a treatable but not curable condition. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for chronic bronchitis?

Is there a cure for chronic bronchitis?

No...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a slowly progressive and incurable disease. Treatments are aimed at controlling symptoms and decreasing airway inflammation. Avoiding smoking is needed to prevent this disease and smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Are there surgical cures for bronchitis?

Are there surgical cures for bronchitis?

Not really: Usually bronchitis is self limited (meaning that it will get better with time). Surgical intervention is only done if there is a part of the lung that is diseased or has scarring of the airways (known as bronchiectasis). Today we do less surgery for this reason than we used to. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal cure for lung cancer?

Is there an herbal cure for lung cancer?

Not aware of one: Not that anyone is aware of! even though one may one day be found, be very carefull about what anyone is pushing as a cure! besides the financial risk there is also a health risk and interaction with other medications you may be on when you take any herbs of potions not reviewed or approved by the fda. At the very least notify your doctor when you are taking anything other than prescribed. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Hypoxemia: We treat depending on what is causing hypoxemia. May need long term oxygen therapy (ltot) if blood gas shows oxygen < 55 or pulse ox saturation <88%, also if hypoxia is nocturnal or during exerciset. See doctor. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for chronic bronchitis work?

Do natural remedies for chronic bronchitis work?

No evidence for this: It is thought that antioxidant vitamins might prevent disease progression. However, controlled clinical trials are needed prior to their being recommended for the routine management of patients with stable copd. Regarding high-caloric dietary supplements and appetite stimulants for malnutrition in severe copd, there is no evidence supporting long-term benefit. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for copd?

Is there a cure for copd?

No cure for COPD: Sorry, there is no cure for COPD. However, COPD can be treated to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there. A cure. For. Copd?

Is there. A cure. For. Copd?

No cure for COPD: Sorry, there is no cure for COPD. However, COPD can be treated to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

No: You have to be very careful about taking herbal- as sometimes you don't really know what is the ingredient. Anemia of chronic disease- is a type of anemia where is caused/related to chronic diseases that you have- for example- kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease etc. Growth factor like erythropietin/epogen can be used in anemia of chronic disease. Importantly to manage the chronic disease. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for copd?

Is there any cure for copd?

No: At this time there is no cure. Lung transplant can be done and COPD will not return in the transplanted lung. If you have Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency you can give a patient back the missing enzyme through intravenous infusions. Otherwise smoking cessation is your best primary prevention. ...Read more

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Any cures for chronic blepharitis?

Any cures for chronic blepharitis?

No but easy to treat: Blepharitis is a long-term problem, and one that tends to recur if treatment is not continued. Treatment for blepharitis is simple.....Hot compresses followed by scrubbing the eyelids with dilute baby shampoo on a cotton ball. More info: blepharitis info. ...Read more

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How effective is lung reduction surgery for treating copd?

Not for every one: Lung volume reduction surgery is beneficial for a small subgroup of patients with copd. It is not for everyone. Check with your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for COPD work?

Do natural remedies for COPD work?

COPD treatments: There are two natural remedies that i can think of that improve COPD symptoms. The most important is smoking cessation. A second natural remedy that has been shown to work is pulmonary rehab - also known as exercise. I would recommend vaccinations against the flu and pneumococcus but you may not consider those natural remedies. ...Read more

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How effective is gefitinib (Iressa) for treating lung cancer?

How effective is gefitinib (Iressa) for treating lung cancer?

Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa (gefitinib) is beneficial for " treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after failure of both platinum-based and docetaxel chemotherapies " See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=827d60e8-7e07-41b7-c28b-49ef1c4a5a41 ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for interstitial lung disease?

IPF treatment: Steroids and nac do not work as by a recent not yet published randomized study. Pirfenidone is approved in japan and germany, at around $80, 000 every year. It stops deterioration in about 1/3 of treated patients but no improvement. I would not use it because the benefits are small. But I do have several patients who buy it overseas. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is smoking cessation for treating lung cancer?

How effective is smoking cessation for treating lung cancer?

It's not: NO cancer will go away simply because the person stopped smoking. It still requires chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery, and sometimes all 3. However, in those who do NOT stop smoking after diagnosis, the chances of success are much less than in those who do stop (almost twice the success rate in quitters). If this is you or a loved one, a cessation program and medication are warranted. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for emphysema?

Is there a cure for emphysema?

No...: Empysema, a form of copd, is an incurable, slowly progressive disease. There are effective treatments but no cure. Smoking cessation can prevent it from developing and slow progression, if already present. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more