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Breathing relief through naturopathy - counteracting COPD naturally

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short, is probably one of the best-known diseases caused by the Smoking is triggered. In Germany alone, around 6.8 million people suffer from this chronically progressive disease. The problem is that not only smokers themselves are affected, but also those around them, as passive smoking is just as harmful. But how can you supplement your therapy with natural tips and which Healingplants could help you? You can find out this and much more in this blog post.

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What actually is COPD

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a progressive respiratory disease that is largely caused by the inhalation of harmful gases or particles. The main cause is the inhalation of cigarette smoke, which is why it is also known as the smokers' disease. Those who suffer from COPD usually have difficulty breathing as the airways are narrowed and this leads to obstructed air circulation. If you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease yourself or simply want to find out more about it, you've come to the right place. In the following, we will introduce you to the typical symptoms and main causes of COPD. We will also give you naturopathic tips and suggestions for natural treatment methods that can help you deal with your COPD.

Did you know ...

That COPD was long considered a predominantly male disease, but this has since been disproved?

Some research shows that women may be more susceptible to the negative effects of smoking on the lungs.

Smoking and other possible causes of COPD

Smoking as the main cause of COPD

Probably the best known cause of COPD is the Smokingor cigarette smoke. The reason for this is that long-term exposure to tobacco smoke leads to inflammation and damage to the alveoli and airways. When you smoke, around 4,000 substances enter your lungs per cigarette and many of them are toxic. They also cause the mucous membrane to produce more secretions so that the filter function of the lungs no longer works properly. Over time, the mucous membranes become inflamed and consequently swell, which leads to a narrowing of the bronchial tubes. As a result, the body is no longer guaranteed an adequate supply of oxygen and the risk of COPD increases.

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These are other possible causes of COPD

Of course, cigarette smoke not only affects smokers, but also those around them. Passive smoking can contribute to the development of COPD with long-term exposure. With prolonged exposure, other harmful environmental factors can also contribute. These include air pollution, industrial fumes, chemicals and dust in the workplace. In rare cases, genetics can also play a role, as in the case of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. This is an enzyme that protects the lungs. If it is not present in sufficient quantities, the lungs become more susceptible to disease.

Did you know ...

That researchers investigate the efficiency of various biomarkers in the blood? This could improve the early detection and effectiveness of COPD treatment.

The known and unknown effects of COPD

These COPD symptoms are typical and known

The most common initial signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are persistent coughing, sputum production and increased mucus production. COPD usually develops very slowly. For this reason, it usually remains symptom-free until these first signs are recognized and is already advanced by the time physical symptoms appear. Another typical symptom is shortness of breath, which occurs during physical exertion and can worsen as the disease progresses. This is usually accompanied by a feeling of tightness in the chest, which can be exacerbated by breathing difficulties. There is also a persistent cough, which is usually accompanied by phlegm and can be particularly severe in the morning. As mucus production is increased in many COPD sufferers, sputum is produced, especially when coughing. This can vary in color and can even be yellowish or greenish in the case of infections.

These are the more unknown effects that can occur

With COPD, the energy requirements of those affected can increase tenfold. It is therefore not unlikely that body weight will suffer as a result of the disease. Another reason for weight loss can also be a reduced appetite, which can also occur due to breathing difficulties. Another effect that you should also be aware of is the Sleep problems. This can include sleep disorders and problems sleeping through the night, or sleep apnoea. In this case, you snore and your body cannot be supplied with enough oxygen due to the breathing disorder. COPD can also lead to muscle weakness, especially in the respiratory muscles, which can reduce your general and physical performance.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your COPD sprays is, by the way, very simple: The spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosage instructions given on the vial. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend use over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, you spray 3×3 sprays daily.

Natural approaches for the treatment of COPD

Breathing exercises for your everyday life with COPD

As a supplement to your therapy, we would like to introduce you to some natural approaches that may be able to help you. Breathing exercises can have many effects, such as loosening the secretions stuck in the airways and consequently improving oxygen uptake. It also stretches and strengthens the respiratory muscles. People with COPD should consciously pay attention to abdominal breathing, as this ventilates the entire lung, in contrast to chest breathing. One of the most tried and tested breathing exercises is the lip brake. In this exercise, you breathe out with your lips slightly open, which creates a higher exhalation resistance. This can reduce the constriction of the airways during exhalation. The twist and stretch pose is another breathing exercise in which you lie on your side and pull your upper leg in. Now place your upper arm behind your body by rotating your shoulder and upper body in the same direction. However, you should consult your doctor before performing individual exercises.

Other natural approaches for your life with COPD

 Just like breathing exercises, regular physical activity can also improve your breathing function. However, this should only be as intense as is good for you. Also Anti-Stress can have a significant impact on your breathing, which is why you should make sure you regularly reduce stress and perhaps even practise relaxation techniques. COPD sufferers generally have a weaker respiratory system. Immunesystemwhich makes them more susceptible to respiratory infections. You can counteract this immune deficiency with nutrition. A balanced diet rich in fruit, vegetables, lean protein and wholegrain products can support your immune system and reduce inflammation.

How lifestyle changes affect your quality of life with COPD

Are you worried that you are about to be diagnosed with COPD or have already been diagnosed with it? Then this should be a wake-up call for you. The first and most important step would be to stop smoking. Whether that means quitting yourself or avoiding contact with second-hand smoke. In addition, a healthy diet and physical activity are essential for maintaining your quality of life. You should also avoid dust, chemicals or heavy air pollution. These pollutants irritate your airways and can make your symptoms worse. Although these measures cannot help to prevent the progression of the disease, they can help to prevent it from accelerating.

Did you know ...

That the term COPD only became established in society in the 1960s and 1970s?

Respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis were already known, which was then also recognized as one of the main components of COPD.

The course of the disease if you don't stop smoking

As previously mentioned, the most important measure for COPD is to stop smoking. This is because tobacco consumption is the main factor in the progression of COPD. It can lead to increased inflammation in the airways and further damage the already damaged lungs. Acute exacerbations can also occur and lead to a rapid decline in lung function, shortness of breath and a deterioration in health. You should also be aware that smoking still increases the risk of other diseases. These include complications such as cardiovascular disease, lung infections or lung cancer. Treatment methods may also not be as effective if you continue to smoke as they would be if you gave up smoking. Quitting tobacco is crucial for you; not only for the course of your disease, but for your general health. Even if you already have COPD, quitting can help to alleviate your symptoms. It could also stabilize your lung function and improve your quality of life.

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These medicinal plants can help you with COPD

COPD is a long-term, chronic inflammation of the airways. This is usually caused by cigarettes, dust or mold. This chronic inflammation leads to an adhesion of the functional tissue with the body's own proteins as part of the constant attempt to heal. Because Drosera can relieve the inflammation and dissolve these inflammatory proteins, it is one of the most important plants for treating and alleviating this condition. However, the basic prerequisite is that the cause of the COPD is also eliminated.

Potassium chloratum dissolves adhesions. The body produces fibrin as a repair substance for the body. During the healing process, this can occur excessively and lead to adhesions. Potassium chloratum dissolves the excessive adhesions and keeps fibrin in solution. Potassium chloratum also protects the lymph. By organizing and optimizing the healing processes, the lymph is relieved. Immune processes are less stressful, cost the body less energy and can be overcome more quickly.

The respiratory tract includes the bronchi, the larynx, but also the frontal and paranasal sinuses. If there is a chronic inflammation here that becomes blocked and does not heal, the following helps Kalium sulfuricum successfully pass through the final phase of inflammation. The process can subside and the disease finally subsides.

In general Cardiospermum is often used for non-infectious inflammations. Its anti-inflammatory effect is used to achieve relief and alleviation for the patient. It is usually a component of mixtures that go in a similar direction. The cortisone-like effect of balloon vine stops inflammation and lowers histamine levels, drastically reducing symptoms

Bronchitis, coughs and COPD in particular affect areas of the respiratory tract that can react strongly with mucus production. This build-up of mucus occurs because the inflammation dilates the blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow through and causing the mucous membranes to swell. The Sage helps to narrow the blood vessels, reduces blood flow and reduces swelling of the mucous membranes. With its antiseptic effect, it also tackles the cause of the infection.

In respiratory diseases such as COPD, massive mucus production is usually the biggest problem. The Masterwort helps to make the mucus more fluid with the coumarins it contains. This loosens it easily and makes it easier to expectorate. This relieves the respiratory tract and reduces the irritation caused by coughing.

Zimply Natural - Your natural help for COPD

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the medicinal plants, the mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of Bach flowers.

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about COPD

Can chronic obstructive pulmonary disease be cured?

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No, unfortunately, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cannot be cured. The disease is progressive and the damage to the lungs cannot be reversed. The narrowing of the airways and the permanent inflammation in the lungs remain. However, nowadays there are many ways and various treatments that can help to alleviate the symptoms. In addition, lifestyle changes and appropriate treatment can slow down the progression of the disease and improve quality of life.

Are there different types of COPD?

The two main forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The first type is characterized by inflammation in the bronchi, i.e. the small airways. This narrows the airways, which leads to increased mucus production and persistent coughing. In the case of emphysema, the lung tissue is destroyed, damaging parts of the lungs and causing air to accumulate there. This hinders the effective absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream. In addition, COPD can be divided into four different levels of severity, with 0 being the mildest and 4 being the most severe.

Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency: the special form of COPD

Alpha-1-antitrypsin is an enzyme that is produced in the liver and transported to the lungs. There it has the task of protecting the lungs from the harmful effects of certain enzymes. If the rare genetic disorder of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency is present, the liver produces less of this protective protein. This makes the lungs more susceptible to enzymes that are normally neutralized by alpha-1-antitrypsin. This can lead to lung diseases, especially COPD, even at a younger age. Consequently, this deficiency can lead to breathing difficulties, respiratory infections and chronic coughing. It can also lead to liver disease. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency can be diagnosed by blood tests and compensated for with the help of infusions.

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