Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common form of chronic lung disease found in every part across the world. It is the abbreviation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder. Pulmonary refer to lungs. It includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Here our focal point is Emphysema.
Emphysema is a chronic progressive disease of lung. It is caused by destruction of tissue surrounding air sacs (alveoli) in lungs. Due to this, alveoli cannot retain air inside them ultimately leading to shortness of breath.
Major causes include pollution and smoking.
Patients undergo lack of oxygen and surplus of carbon dioxide in lungs. Patient exhibit shortness of breath. Symptoms typically get increased by physical activity. Ultimately it will occur after any physical effort. Afterward the patient may complain of rapid breathing. They can also lose weight. The anteroposterior diameter of chest could increase (barrel chest).
Homeopathy offers helpful 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 main achievement by homeopathy.
In severe cases supplementary oxygen may be beneficial. In case of infection Homeopathy can also reduce need for bronchodilators, cortisone and antibiotics.