Last Modified on Feb 13, 2015
What Is Emphysema?
Emphysema is a lung disease caused by the death of tissues that hold together the shape and function of the lungs. This tissue death causes a collapse of the airways and destruction of tissue around the alveoli sacs that are crucial for getting oxygen into the blood, leading to hypoxemia (decreased oxygen partial pressure in the blood). Emphysema, along with chronic bronchitis, is part of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD), which sees the degeneration of the lung pathways over time. The symptoms of emphysema are shortness of breath, hyperventilation, and an expanded or barrel chest.
The leading cause of emphysema is smoking tobacco over a period of years, with the smoker developing emphysema gradually. For that reason, 94% of emphysema diagnosis among Americans occurs over the age of 45. Emphysema can also occur as a natural part of aging, and is commonly found in people over the age of 85; second-hand smoke can also increase risk.
Home Remedies for Emphysema
On this page you can find discussions and natural remedies for emphysema. The most popular treatment on Earth Clinic is a concoction of mullein, hyssop, vinegar, and cayenne pepper; but also quite useful are hydrogen peroxide inhalation techniques. We are actively interested in helping spread natural cures and emphysema treatments; if you have a remedy for emphysema, please share it here!
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[YEA] My husband has suffered from Emphysema for quite awhile now and has slowly been getting a lot worse with his breathing. He has been on several medications, plus inhalers and none of them seem to be helping much. He is a workaholic and was getting extremely frustrated at the fact that he was becoming unable to go to work several days at a time, and completely out of breath walking a very short distance, in fact 3 days ago, was seriously thinking of going into hospital again for some help. , but stayed in bed.
However, in the meantime, I found this website, read about the cayenne and told him about it. I didn't think for a minute that he would try it, but he did. To his and my surprise, he started to improve. His strength has been improving each day and we are both amazed at how much energy he has. In fact he is back off to work tomorrow - just 3 days after starting this remedy.
Taking the cayenne 3 times a day (1/2 teaspoon in warm water) has worked absolute wonders.
Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand