Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD
COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has been known to cause two Chronic Lung Diseases, Chronic Bronchitis, and Emphysema. Can anyone guess that Smoking is a major cause! You’re also more susceptible to Asthma if you have either of these as Asthma causes Inflammation of the Airway making breathing become more difficult.
Once you have COPD, don’t count on it going away any time soon as it is a lifelong condition. Once you get it, you have it for life. In the case of my Mother, she had both COPD, and Emphysema at the same time. I can report that it did not get better for her, only worse.
Causes The primary cause for COPD is SMOKING! Everyone knows that, but how many people are proactive about it by quitting smoking in advance? My Mother didn’t and she paid the ultimate price for it and the rest of her family including myself suffered along with her. This was a very hopeless feeling for me at the time. One that there was nothing I could do except make her as comfortable as we could. So, probably the easiest way of avoiding COPD is not to start or quit smoking if you are. Another cause is Environmental. The more pollution in the air, the more medical problems you will find in most cases.
Prevention The easiest thing to do if you have COPD is to quit Smoking like NOW! Especially if you have kids, think of them! Sadly, the worse time to hear this is when they are telling you or a loved one there is nothing else, they can do for you, that it’s almost over and that you need to get your things in order because you’re running out of time. That’s when the retroactive thinking comes into play. ”If I would have known that”. Of course, you knew that and the reason you didn’t was because of Addiction. That’s what makes treating this Disease so hard is the Addiction to the Nicotine. It’s hard to stop smoking when you’re addicted to it, so a Smoking Cessation Program would be of a great help for many who want to be proactive on treating or possibly preventing this Disease. There are some options available.
Treatments Steroids Often times a Bronchodilator is prescribed which is a type of Steroid that can reduce Inflammation in your airways. Some of the Drugs they use to treat this with can have some rather unpleasant ”Body Rejection Effects”.
What kind of Body Rejection Effects Can Steroids cause? Well for starters, there is an Immune System warning. Steroids may weaken your Immune System and make you more likely to get Infections. Am I missing something here? Isn’t Medicine supposed to be about making you better and not worse? Let me think about that one for a while??
The Terpene Answer Can Terpenes do better or even help? Well, after looking at what this Disease is throwing at you, one can see that plenty of help is needed and needed fast! Several Terpenes have been known for having the same effect as a Bronchodilator by helping to ease Inflammation in the lungs, and more that work together Synergistically to loosen up Phlegm and ease Congestion, helping to keep the lungs clear. By doing so, your Alveoli or what your lungs are made up of have as easier time with the gas air exchange that ensures proper breathing and well Oxygenated Blood levels. That helps with your energy level. Some help to ease Congestion by reducing excess body fluids. Another way it helps with breathing is that Terpenes are effective at fighting moderate Pulmonary Inflammation and Emphysema, at the same time of course, would you expect anything less of Terpenes? Since Smoking is the big culprit here, why not address the actual damage caused by it and a plan to treat it. Several Terpenes according to the National Institute of Health can actually help to reverse Smoking related damage to the Lungs, and the research has been published by the National Institute of Health!
Lex Hahn, Founder
Vital Terpenes Therapeutics
”As Nature Intended”