Lung Disease, Glutathione and Health
Over 30 million Americans are affected by lung disease. What are the lung related diseases and how do they affect us? The answer will take your breath away.
More importantly, what can be done to protect ours lungs from these diseases? And how does glutathione play a role?
One of the most dreadful symptoms people may ever experience is dyspnea or shortness of breath. I know this because of my experience having asthma as a child. To awake in the middle of the night not being able to breathe was terrifying.
Lung disease is divided into two types. Acute (sudden onset) or chronic (persisting more than 6 months). Diseases of the lungs can be congenital (inherited), acquired, or self inflicted.
One commonality of lung diseases is inflammation of the lung tissue. Complimentary treatments used to enhance traditional medicine include antioxidants.
This is where the bodies own natural antioxidant plays an important role.
The Pulmonary Exception
Here is a human body anomaly. We cannot absorb glutathione (GSH) in the diet. Only by eating the building blocks can we build GSH at the cellular level. The Lungs are the exception. They can absorb glutathione directly. Additionally Mucomist, a topical type of cystine (N-acetyl-cysteine) is an effective glutathione precursor.
Chronic Lung Disease
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
What Causes Lung Cancer
Upper Back Pain of the Lungs
Lung Cancer Survival Rates
Cancer Staging of Lung Cancer
Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Toxic exposure to particulates
advanced stage lung cancer
About 15 percent of all lung cancers are called small cell lung cancer. The remaining 85 percent are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They are two different cancers with two different traditional medical treatments.
To measure how far the cancer has progressed or spread, diagnostic testing is preformed. This is called staging.
We will have a brief overview of the stages and implications.
Lung Cancer Warning Signs
The warning signs you will see could be the signs of other serious lung illnesses. If you have any of them, you need to seek medical a diagnosis and treatment. If you do not want to use traditional medical treatments, seek out a medical doctor that uses complimentary and alternative medical treatments. Failure to do so could not only harm you, it could harm others around you if what you have is contagious.
How to Prevent Lung Cancer
Good Lung Bad Lung shines when it comes to preventing lung cancer. Cysteine and NAC are powerful ways to help your lungs turn from bad lungs to good lungs. If you hospice is not an option and you still have a job to be done or want to put dyeing on hold, there are no guarantees but this is a viable option. More importantly, it has worked for some. One of the first patients diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and sent home at 82 years of age was one such patient. She did end up dying. Only thing, it was at 94, twelve years later.
Tuberculosis or TB is a disease that primarily affects the lungs. TB is caused by breathing in the bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis. This can happen when an infected person sneezes or coughs, the bacteria become airborne. Sun light and fluorescent light kills the bacteria. So the greatest risk of infection comes from enclosed spaces.
Many who are exposed to TB become infected are able to fight the infection, leaving the bacteria inactive. The bacteria are still alive and may become active again in the future. Those with latent infection do not suffer from symptoms of the disease and do not spread TB to others.
Once active, if the body's immune system is not strong enough to fight the infection, the TB bacteria will grow and multiply. It can even spread to other parts of the body and is a condition known as active TB. Active TB is contagious. It can be deadly if not treated. There is a cure but it only works if the meds are taken every day, usually for six to nine months. Even if the symptoms improve, it is necessary to continue with the treatment as prescribed by the doctor.
Failure to do so could not only put your life at risk, it could also affect others you come in contact with.
Bronchitis is inflammation or swelling (itis) of the airways (bronchia). Additional symptoms include increased mucous production. Bronchitis can be acute (sudden onset) or chronic (long term).
Chronic bronchitis definition...having a mucous producing cough for 3 months of a year for 2 consecutive years. The condition has a constant irritation of the airways. Smoking, dust and other air pollution can contribute to chronic bronchitis.
Chronic post nasal drip can trigger a cough that will often be diagnosed as chronic bronchitis.
Cough variant asthma is often misdiagnosed as bronchitis.
Black Lung Disease
Black lung disease, coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) or anthracosis is a lung disease of older coal industry workers.
Typically affects workers over age 50. Its common name comes from the fact that the inhalation of heavy deposits of coal dust makes miners lungs look black instead of a healthy pink. Although people who live in cities often have some black deposits in their lungs from polluted air, coal miners have much more extensive deposits.
Smoking Lung Cancer
Lungs After Smoking
Lung Disease Emphysema
Acute Lung Disease
H1N1 Swine Flu
Toxic exposure to gases
Other Pulmonary Dysfunction
Inflammation of the Lungs
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