• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 1 I am suffering from COPD and I am currently undergoing treatment for the same since 4 years. If I start Homeopathic Treatment, do I need to discontinue them?

    HOMEOPATHIC medicines start acting on the body immediately on starting the treatment. But since you have been taking conventional medicines for a long time now, it is not advisable to stop them right away. On stopping the conventional medicines suddenly, it is possible that the disease returns with a higher intensity. Along with parallel HOMEOPATHIC treatment, you can gradually taper off your doses of the medicine under the guidance of your expert HOMEOPATHIC physician. Eventually, you can discontinue your conventional medicines.

  • 2 I am a 35 year old working woman. I do not smoke nor does anyone in my family. But since passive smoking and air pollution is a major problem and we are exposed to it all the time. What can I do to prevent respiratory problems?

    The best way to avoid passive smoking is not going near that person at all while he or she is smoking. But if you can, politely tell the person to stop. Being vocal about your problems can sometimes be very simple than you think. You cannot exactly avoid air pollution as you are breathing all the time. Cover your nose and mouth as much as possible while on road. Do Pranayama daily which will strengthen your respiratory system. And not only for yourself, but for others, make sure to nurture the environment, preserve, protect and plant more trees if possible.

  • 3 I have been diagnosed with COPD. Are there any precautionary measures that I need to take?

    Do not smoke. You will hear this lot more times than you think. It may be easier said than done, but you have to quit smoking. Also make sure that proper hygiene is maintained so as to prevent the infections. Keep your house as clean as possible, free from dusts. Avoid products with strong odors and chemicals which act as irritants and possibly causing exacerbations. Examples are paints, insecticides, perfumes, sprays etc. Use a face mask to prevent the irritants entering your system.

    Exercise daily. It has tremendous advantages. Exercising decreases shortness-of-breath and improves the energy level. It increases bone strength, muscle strength, endurance, relaxation and restful sleep. Overall, exercise will improve your quality of life.

  • 4 Is COPD preventable?

    Most importantly, Stop Smoking. The best way to prevent COPD is to stop smoking or better still never to start smoking. Since tobacco smoking is the primary cause of COPD, it is only advisable to stay away from it. This will reduce the risk of death due to COPD up to 18%. Prevent Occupational Hazards. It may not be entirely possible to stop the work you've been doing since many years, but one can use respiratory protective equipment or simply a nose mask to prevent the irritants entering your lungs.

    Pranayama: Pranayama strengthens the lungs which in turn can improve the blood circulation and bestows upon the patient a blessing of long and healthy life. Regular practice of Pranayama helps to prevent a number of respiratory illnesses including COPD. It will even help to prevent the exacerbations of COPD.

  • 5 What kind of diet I need to follow in COPD?

    A healthy balanced diet includes the right proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins. Have whole grain foods like wheat, brown rice, oats, bran etc. A high protein diet helps to protect the body and fight infections. Good sources of proteins are lean meat, fish like salmon, eggs, cereals, legumes etc. Have fresh fruits and vegetables which provides you with enough fiber, vitamins and minerals.

    Avoid dairy products, fast foods and all kinds of unhealthy junk food. High calorie food like fatty foods, sweets and desserts, refined food like refined flour etc. should also be avoided. Have plenty of healthy fluids to keep yourself hydrated. Watch your weight. Make sure you neither put on nor lose too much of weight.

  • 6 I am a 46 year old man and have been smoking since last 25 years of my life. I have been diagnosed with COPD 3 years back and am taking some or the other kinds of treatment. However, I am not able to quit smoking. Can I take homeopathic medicine for my COPD? Will they help me?

    You can certainly take Homeopathic treatment, no matter what. But, you should bear in mind that if you do not quit smoking, your lungs will never be able to get back on the normal condition. A lot of will power is required to quit smoking and you must put in every single effort possible to do so.

    Homeopathic medicines will help you to certain extent in treating COPD, but the outcome will be a little slower than expected if you continue to smoke. Always choose a quality life, health and happiness over petty things or bad habits. If you will be able to prioritize, you will be able to quit. If you start homeopathy, it becomes easier to quit smoking because we have medicines for the same too.

  • 7 My father is 77 year old, having COPD and is on conventional treatment as well as oxygen therapy. He is not improving and the disease is only advancing day by day. His appetite and weight have reduced remarkably and he has become partially bed ridden. Can we start homeopathic treatment along with this treatment? Will they help in this stage?

    Yes, definitely. You can start homeopathic treatment as early as possible and you may also continue his previous treatment as of now. Since his case is not really improving and the disease is only advancing, homeopathy can be of great help. Homeopathic medicines can offer a better quality of life. His weight and appetite can improve. His disease may even reverse possibly to some extent. So a quality life should be aimed for while taking homeopathic treatment. Stop that Wheeze, Breathe with Ease and Live Healthy with Homeopathy.

  • 8 What happens if I stop the homeopathic treatment?

    To get the best results and to make sure the disease does not relapse, HOMEOPATHIC treatment should be undertaken for its required course advised by your doctor. However, under circumstances where HOMEOPATHY may have to be discontinued, do not worry of any unwanted side effects and the disease will not intensify.

  • 9 How long does Homeopathic treatment take to treat COPD? Will I be completely cured?

    The time taken for Homeopathy to treat COPD depends upon the severity of the disease, intensity of the symptoms and the duration since the disease has started. It will also depend on the selection of correct medicine, its correct repetition and patient's response to the treatment.Often times, it so happens that patients have already so many doctors since so many years for his condition without actually getting relief. Patients come to seek Homeopathic treatment as a last resort and by the time, the disease may have already gone to advanced stages.

    However, perfectly chosen Homeopathic medicines are so powerful that they start acting immediately after they have been administered. Gradually, symptoms do reduce and patients start feeling better. So how long the treatment is required totally depends on each individual case. The right time to take a perfect homeopathic treatment is the moment you start experiencing symptoms. In this case homeopathy can relieve the disease in a matter of few months.

  • 10 How will HOMEOPATHY help me with my COPD?

    HOMEOPATHY works on the individual in the most natural way. By acting upon all the aspects, which is mind, body and spirit, it restores the life force of the body. Perfectly chosen HOMEOPATHIC medicines act upon the respiratory system and restore its normal functions, thereby, it is a treatment which treats the symptoms of COPD and also preventing the relapse.

    Homeopathy gives excellent results in all kinds of respiratory illnesses. Homoeopathy can potentially even reverse the pathological changes of the respiratory tract, provided the disease is still in the mild to moderate phases. Homeopathy helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of the symptoms of COPD. Homeopathic medicines help to prevent the acute exacerbations of COPD. Homeopathy treats holistically in a very subtle, safe way and removes the disease right from its roots.

  • 11 Isn't there an easier and safer way to deal with COPD?

    Yes, definitely. There is a much better way to deal with COPD than the conventional medicines and surgery. HOMEOPATHY is a system of medicine which treats the disease in the gentlest way and it makes sure that the immunity of the patient is strengthened. HOMEOPATHIC medicines like Drosera, Squilla, Ant Tart, Bryonia, Rumex etc. are very effective in COPD.