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ALTERNATIVE COPD~EMPHYSEMA TREATMENTS by Lynn E. Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:01pm Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to categorize a number of lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. Living with lung disease is not easy, and there is no cure for COPD. However, there are affective ways to manage and improve COPD using alternative medicine. Acupressure /Acupuncture, Guided Im ... Read on »
Cullman man is first U.S. emphysema patient to have experimental sealant pumped into lungs (video) by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 13 Nov 2012 12:00am What’s it take to decide to become the first emphysema patient in the United States to have a foam sealant pumped into your lungs? 1) A life threatening condition. 2) Concern about the alternative treatments. 3) Faith in the doctor. The answer is all of the above for Perry Waldrop of Cullman. Read the article from the Alaba ... Read on »
LIVING WELL WITH COPD, EMPHYSEMA, LUNG DISEASE by Lynn E. Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:01pm Prevent respiratory infections Any respiratory infection — even the common cold — can cause an acute exacerbation of COPD, so it is to your advantage to do whatever you can to avoid catching what's going around. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water can reduce your risk. Alcohol-based instant hand sanitizers can also help. As much a ... Read on »
I’m Blogging For Invisible Illness Awareness Week - 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 12 Sep 2010 7:11pm 1. The illness I live with is: emphysema; autoimmune connective tissue disease; chronic uveitis (eye inflammation) 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: COPD - 2004, connective tissue disease - 2008 3. But I had symptoms since: ? ? long before I was diagnosed 4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: I a ... Read on »
Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Jul 2009 11:24pm Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care. “We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternative for selected emphysema patients since it ... Read on »
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Proven Benificial to Emphysema Patients by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Mar 2010 7:57am 1 Comment Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) may improve the quality of life and overall well-being in patients with severe emphysema, according to the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT), the first study to randomize emphysema patients to receive LVRS or non-surgical medical care. Researchers for NETT recruited 1,218 patients with severe emp ... Read on »
Quit Smoking and Prevent Emphysema Now with Lung Detox by Sandy H. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:24pm Have you just decided to quit smoking again after hearing that the singer Amy Winehouse has just been diagnosed with emphysema? Cigarette smoking is the major cause of emphysema, a serious disease of the lungs. If you quit smoking now you can prevent many health problems associated with it including emphysema, lung cancer, high cholesterol, harde ... Read on »
The New Brave New World: Natural Alternatives for the Treatment of Stress by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:14pm 1 Comment I am excited to present this guest post from Danielle Grilli from rvita.com . Americans are stressed out! In fact, according to statistics released by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2007, more than fifty percent of Americans claim that stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional lives. As explained b ... Read on »
ADHD Alternative Treatment: Finding Out What Really Works by Dr. Rory S. Doctor of PsychologyHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:15am 1 Comment Last night we kicked off the inaugural ADHD Family Teleseminars by talking about ADHD Alternative Treatments. If not the most frequently requested topic, it is definitely amongst the top 2 or 3, especially by parents of children with ADHD. No matter where you stand on the medication debate, considering alternative treatments is critical to su ... Read on »
New FDA-approved alternative treatment for treatment-resistant depression by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 1:03pm MUSC.edu - Millions of patients with treatment-resistant clinical depression, who have struggled for years with disability and how to cope with their condition, now have an alternative treatment option that could help them lead more productive and successful lives. The NeuroStar TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy system, developed by N ... Read on »