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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Lung Damage

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Is there alternative medicine to repair lung damage from smoking?

Is there alternative medicine to repair lung damage from smoking?

Unlikely: Cigarette smoking can cause lung damage from day 1. Stopping today, however, can help to reverse damage caused by smoking; and after 6 months of no smoking, studies have shown that your heart-attack risk can revert to that of a non-smoker! ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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 herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Is there any herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Herbal tx: Herbal treatments can be dangerous since we don't know how much of the active ingredient is in each dose since they are not regulated . There are incidences where they cause serious organ injury such as liver failure. So they can cause harm or do nothing, magic cures with them don't exist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for esophageal problems from lung cancer radiation therapy?

What is the best treatment for esophageal problems from lung cancer radiation therapy?

Several different.: Radiation can cause inflammation and irritation of the esophagus which can lead to secondary fungal infections. Long term it is possible the esophagus will develop scar and feelings of food getting stuck. Remedies include liquid medicine for inflammation and fungal infection. For strictures endoscopy with dilation. And of course pain medicine is always helpful. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for lung cancer?

Is there any treatment for lung cancer?

Of Course: Treatment is stage specific for non-small cell lung cancer. There are 4 main stages of lung cancer with stage iii divided into iiia and iiib. For stage i and ii lung cancer there upfront therapy is surgery, with possible chemotherapy after surgery if lymph nodes are positive. For stage iiia either chemoradiation + surgery or high dose chemotherapy alone. Stage iv, chemo +/- radiation. ...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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Could canabis oil work for treatment of cancer ?

Could canabis oil work for treatment of cancer ?

No: There is no evidence of cannabis oil being effective in the treatment of any form of cancer, or cannabis in any other form either. ...Read more

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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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Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

The : The short answer here is no. There are many herbal remedies and treatments which have been shown to cause acute renal failure but none that reverse it. Be sure to distinguish acute (rapid in onset and usually with a known cause and therefore sometimes reversible though may require temporary dialysis) from chronic (kidneys damaged beyond repair leading to permanent dialysis). Acute renal failure has many causes; dehydration, trauma, medications, drugs, toxins, infection, and obstruction are some of the more common. Particularly when renal failure is due to toxins, medications, or dehydration, conservative therapy (time, hydration, avoiding nephrotoxins) is the best treatment. There is no quality data to support any herbal therapies for acute renal failure. There is also poor regulation over ingredients and effects of herbal therapies and many are nephrotoxic. Work closely with your doctor to stay hydrated and modify your diet if you are looking for more natural approaches. ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy for treating lung cancer?

How effective is radiation therapy for treating lung cancer?

Depends: Radiation is one method of treating lung cancer, and is effective if the lesion is small, and peripherally located. Once the lesion is treated, a scar will remain. This needs to be followed, since complete clearance can only be determined by surgical resection. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy an alternative to lung surgery for copd?

Is photodynamic therapy an alternative to lung surgery for copd?

No: There is no evidenced base proven benefit for the use of photodynamic therapy to treat copd. ...Read more

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Is the shark cartilage a preventative treatment or cure for prostate cancer?|

Is  the shark cartilage a preventative treatment or cure for prostate cancer?|

No: Shark cartilage and other herbal types of medications have never been shown to affect the incidence of the development of prosate cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for lung cancer besides radiation, chemotherapy or surgery?

Is there a treatment for lung cancer besides radiation, chemotherapy or surgery?

NO: Those are the 3 mainstays of any cancer therapy. 99.9 % of naturopathic or holistic are a waste of time and money ...Read more

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Is there any natural treatment for chronic renal failure?

Is there any natural treatment for chronic renal failure?

Unfortunately no: The natural course of renal failure is uremia and death. A low protein diet may alleviate some symptoms but the ultimate outcome will be death. Close monitoring of fluid intake and k restriction can improve non dialysis survival also. In general eating and drinking less will lead to longer survival, there are no natural supplements that increase longevity for esrd. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?

Could there be a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?

No: Although herbal and homepathic medicine may help with some of the symptoms of the disease and the treatment, there is no evidence to support a herbal cure for lung cancer. The standard of care therapy for best chance of cure for stage i and ii lung cancer is surgery, with a role for chemotherapy for stages ii-iv and radiation for stage iii and possibly IV (as standard of care). See www.Cancer.Gov. ...Read more

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Treatments and care for heart cancer ?

Treatments and care for heart cancer ?

Exact diagnosis: Cancer very seldom arises in the heart itself. The common tumor of the heart is atrial myxoma which is removed surgically. If cancer spreads to the heart from a remote site, it usually does not cause trouble or admit of effective treatment by itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lung Damage (Definition)

Disease or injury which negatively impacts the lungs which are part ...Read more


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Lung Diseases (Definition)

That is a very broad question as there are 100's of things that ...Read more