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Doctor insights on: Holistic Treatments For Emphysema

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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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Are there good homeopathic treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Are there good homeopathic treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Danger!: While there is no cure for pah, there are treatments that are effective at both halting or slowing disease progression and improving quality of life. Taking water (the only thing in a homeopathic remedy) is fine is the absence of effective treatments or if the disease is benign. Pah is fatal and has treaments. Take the real thing! ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...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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How are complementary health therapies different from holistic medicine?

How are complementary health therapies different from holistic medicine?

Holistic Medicine: "complementary health therapies" may be practiced by non-physicians, and are usually used along with ongoing conventional treatments. "holistic medicine" is practiced by physicians, and is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person. It integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease. http://www.holisticmedicine.org. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for asthma to supplement my conventional treatment?

What are some natural treatments for asthma to supplement my conventional treatment?

Asthma: I think the best advice i can give you is avoidance of all possible triggers . Among these are : dust, cold, anger, pollen. ...Read more

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What are some naturopathic treatments for cardiovascular diseases?

What are some naturopathic treatments for cardiovascular diseases?

None: Im sure they will sell you some tree root venom but stick with modern, proven medicine to actually treat diseases. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest natural therapies for copd?

Can anyone suggest natural therapies for copd?

Copd treatment: Natural therapies for COPD are indirect. Pranayama yoga with breathing exercises can help the shortness of breath. Stopping smoking is the most important therapy. Dietary therapy with reduction in carbohydrates may have some effect and will be most effective in very severe patients as this can literally decrease carbon dioxide production--one of the tenets of using a supplement designed for it. ...Read more

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Are there alternative/natural treatments for bronchitis?

Are there alternative/natural  treatments for bronchitis?

Yes. Nothing.: 95% of the time, acute bronchitis is a viral infection and is thereby self-limited, so technically you can try to treat it with just the passage of time - can't get more natural than that. Sometimes, however, the inflammation persists after the virus leaves you and would then need treatment with steroids. ...Read more

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What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What disability: Not enough info. What type of disability. Please be more specific for a better answer. Thank you. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

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Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Chemoradiation: The standard of care for hodgkins lymphoma usually chemotherapy followed by radiation to the involved area. This will cure over 90% of all cases. There is no proven natural treatment that can replace the above standard of care currently though there are supplementary treatments to help patients to tolerate better. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

No proven benefit: The big 3 are surgery, chemotherapy & radiation. Alternative options in trials include photodynamic therapy, cancer vaccines for example. Commonly used alternative treatments such as homeopathy, chinese or indian herbal medicines, mexican meds, shark cartilage, etc do not have any proven benefit. Sometimes, alternative drugs actually interfere with regular meds and can cause problems. ...Read more

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What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

None: Naturopaths having nothing to offer the polymyositic patient. They will administer ineffective potions while the disease eats away at muscles. Polymyositis requires strong, clinical proven medication and you should not be seeing a non-medical person for this serious disease. ...Read more

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What are options for emphysema treatment?

What are options for emphysema treatment?

Multiple: First, smoking cessation is critical. There are a variety of medications that are very helpful at relieving shortness of breath and preventing flare-ups. Pulmonary rehab programs are very beneficial. Supplementary oxygen is needed if the blood saturation is less than 90% consistently. A healthy and well balanced diet with vitamin supplementation should be used. ...Read more

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Are there options for treating my lupus with complementary medicine?

Are there options for treating my lupus with complementary medicine?

Danger: Treating lupus with complementary medicine would have to be done by someone who is very familiar with lupus, not just complementary medicine as certain "healthy" supplements such as echinacea can worsen lupus. Also, delay in traditional medical treatment can be deadly in lupus kidney or brain disease. Try stress reduction, smoking cessation, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of sun. ...Read more

Dr. James Wright
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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

One type of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) characterized by a loss of lung tissue, causing hyperinflation and increased effort to ...Read more