Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes life such a challenge due to shortness of breath. The disease grows worse over time, especially without treatment, so people who have been diagnosed with it look all over for treatments that can help. Many medical treatments for COPD help slow its progression and reduce the severity of its symptoms, but none of these treatments can cure the disease.
These days, a lot of people are looking into natural remedies for all kinds of ailments that affect the body. Lung disease is no exception. However, the effectiveness of natural remedies is disputed in the medical community, so it’s important that you never attempt to replace your prescribed medical treatment with natural treatments.
It is okay, though, to supplement your COPD treatment with natural remedies to help improve your ability to breathe.
Natural remedies that can help people with COPD
Natural remedies for COPD primarily exist in three categories: herbs, vitamins and nutrition.
Certain herbs have properties that benefit your body and can help improve lung function. You may want to introduce some of these into your life if you suffer from COPD:
- Red Sage
- English Ivy
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals are a crucial part of any well-balanced diet, but certain ones are especially important for people with COPD. Consume more foods with these vitamins and minerals or take supplements to get what you need. Some vitamins that help people with COPD include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Certain foods help introduce the vitamins, nutrients and minerals into your system that help empower your cells to fight inflammation and improve your ability to breathe. Some of these foods include:
- Lean proteins
- Healthy fats
- Whole grains
- Fruits and vegetables
Contact the Lung Health Institute for a natural COPD treatment
One medical procedure for COPD that is actually natural too is lung restoration treatment™. This is a treatment at the Lung Health Institute that uses cells from your own body to fight lung disease.
These cells are collected from a small sample of your blood and are separated into concentrated forms that are reintroduced into your bloodstream. These cells are sent to your lungs, where they help reduce inflammation. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about how this treatment can help you Breathe Easier™ if you have COPD or another chronic lung disease.