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How To Treat Emphysema With Colloidal Silver
I just had my xray done and the impression was: Hyperaerated lungs: R/O bilataral pulmonary emphysema. Is this treatable? I am not a smoker.
Depend on your age:
It is really depend on your age, and the other circumstances that gut you to have this condition.
this is a chronic condition, treatment for the symptoms, and to prevent it from making it worst.
the question is why you have it if you are not a smoker, is it a second hand smoking if you have somebody in the house that smoke.
is it environmental from work or regular local pollution.
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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
I have COPD, a chest cold & congested lungs. Am taking Azithromycin & prednisone. Would it make any sense to inhale some colloidal silver?
No: It is of no proven benefit or proven safety. ...Read more
Yes...: Treatment includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as treating infections early and aggressively. Smoking cessation at this stage is critical to decrease airway inflammation and slow disease progression. If your blood oxygen level is low enough, supplemental oxygen is prescribed. ...Read more
Treatment...: Treatment for emphysema, a form of copd, includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen is prescribed if the oxygen level in the blood is low. Pulmonary rehab may also be prescribed. Other treatments depend on symptoms. There is no cure. Smoking cessation is vital to decrease airway inflammation and delay disease progression. It is a slowly progressive disease. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Enzyme replacement: The enzyme can be replaced by monthly IV treatments to raise blood levels to adequate levels. ...Read more
What is the physiologic difference between asthma, copd, emphysema and bronchitis? How to identify each as an emt? How are they treated?
Emergency situations: As an emt in these cases you primary concern is to make sure the patient can breathe. In asthma, codp emphysema and "chronic bronchitis" a resuce inhaler like albuterol or ipratropium (copd) owuld be your first response. Steroid inhalers are not for rescue situations. ...Read more
I have mild emphysema could that be what's causing high blood pressure my bp was 140/110 pulse 111 I have had high bp in the past but was treated?
How to treat alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency/emphysema? I go to the er alot due to my chest can this condition do that or is it something else
78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?
No: There is no scientific evidence that silver helps with uris. ...Read more
I have had Chik-v over two weeks ago and I still feel joint pains and have an inside fever. Can colloidal silver can help to treat/remove the virus?
Chikungunya: Treatment is largely symptomatic in nature. There is no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for it. Rest, hydration and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are recommended. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids ...Read more
Life long: Once you have emphysema, it will always be there. Once you lose lung tissue, it is gone forever. That doesn't mean life is over...There are very good treatments, and people with emphysema can life full, productive lives. Best thing is to stop smoking and see a doctor to get treated. ...Read more
It can....: Empysema is a form of copd, usually a result of cigarette smoking. The more cigarettes you smoke over time, the bigger your risk of developing this disease. So, elderly people who have smoked lots of cigarettes over many years are at high risk of developing this disease. ...Read more
Yes: 3% of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit can have interstitial pulmonary emphysema. There is a genetic condition that causes low levels of an enzyme that protects the lungs, and these patients can get emphysema even without smoking, but it does not affect small children. (it might be apparent in their 30's or 40's). Thanks @yayayarndiva. ...Read more
Depends...: The time it takes to develop COPD depends on many factors including genetic factors and the amount of cigarettes smoked over time. The more you smoke and the longer you smoke increases your risk of developing this disease. Smoking cessation decreases the risk of developing this disease. ...Read more
Avoid malnutrition: People with bad lung disease need to avoid becoming underweight. Many lose weight due to the calorie burning nature of heavy breathing and once all the body fat is gone the patient may start losing the muscle mass they need to breathe. Within reason, people who weight more live longer with severe lung disease. ...Read more
Number of things: Most notably, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disease. Also, environmental or occupational exposures. Second-hand smoke is also possible though by a longer stretch. Sometimes, normal chest x-rays of healthy young people are overread as emphysema. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Where?: Do you mean lung tissue or other tissue? Which tissue in particular is of concern to you? ...Read more
Bad: It means he has serious lung disease. Keep him close to your doctor and follow all the advice you get faithfully. There's no cure but it's a treatable condition. Of course, keep him away from all forms of smoke. ...Read more
Pallindromic rhuematismeffects of this and how it can get with other conditions such as emphysema?
A Label, Not Insight: Palindromic rheumatism is just a label for a pattern, no necessary significant insight into what is going on. Emphysema is better understood. Lung alveoli repeatedly rupture into one another over time; the person progressively loses functioning lung alveolar/capillary surface area for co2 & o2 exchange. Typically associated with bronchitis & few clear symptoms until a large percentage is gone. ...Read more
Definately: Smoking is the number one risk factor for the development of emphysema. Other risks include family history, a genetic predisposition (such as Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency) and occupational exposure (usually related to dusts). If you have no desire to develop emphysema do not smoke. ...Read more
It IS the result...:
Emphysema is one of the main results of cigarette smoking. Emphysema is the destruction of lung tissue from smoking.
Cigarette smoking is the #1 cause of emphysema. That's why, you should quit asap. It definitely can cause emphysema (and a whole host of other bad stuff). ...Read more
Causes emphysema!: I completely agree with dr ferranti's answer. The only thing I will add is that smoking is the number one cause of emphysema/copd. It is never too late to stop. While the damage does not reverse, the rate of damage returns to a more normal level of expected decline. Stopping at any time can add years to life and maybe delay disability. Please stop! ...Read more