Chronic Lung Conditions

"The global scenario of diseases is shifting from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases, with chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) now being the chief causes of death globally."
— World Health Organization (WHO) “World Health
     Statistics 2008.”

Hundreds of millions of people suffer every day from chronic respiratory conditions. As WHO estimated (2004), there are 235 million people having asthma, 64 million people having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) while millions have allergic rhinitis and other often under-diagnosed chronic respiratory diseases.

 

The most important risk factors for preventable chronic respiratory conditions are: tobacco smoking (causing “smokers’ lung”); indoor air pollution; outdoor pollution; allergens; and occupational risks and vulnerability.

 

One of common chronic lung conditions is COPD. It increases breathing difficulty. There are two primary forms of COPD: Chronic bronchitis (identified by a long-lasting cough with mucus/phlegm) and emphysema (destruction and enlargement of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs). Many people with COPD have a mix of both conditions.

 

The most common symptoms of COPD are breathlessness, or a “need for air,” asthma/wheezing, excessive sputum production, and a chronic cough.

 

Those who have infection associated with COPD are commonly treated with:

  • Inhalers (bronchodilators) to open the airways, such as ipratropium (Atrovent), tiotropium (Spiriva), salmeterol (Serevent), or formoterol (Foradil);
  • Inhaled, injectable or oral steroids, such as fluticasone (Flovent, Advair) and prednisone, to reduce lung inflammation;
  • Antibiotics: prescribed during symptom flare ups to treat up respiratory and lung infection;
  • Oxygen therapy: may be needed if a person has a low level of oxygen in their blood; and
  • Exercise programs: to help maintain muscle strength in the legs so less demand is placed on the lungs when walking.

  • Frequent use of antibiotics, steroids and inhalers carries long-term consequences, including weakened immunity, sinus infection, rash/hives, urinary retention causing organ damage, and lowered bone mineral density leading to osteoporosis.

     

    Asian Wisdom for Improving Chronic Lung Conditions Holistically & Synergistically:

  • Suppress lung inflammation by using traditional “heat-clearing” or anti-inflammatory botanicals to gently
    open the airways;
  • Enhance blood circulation by using botanicals to dilate blood vessels, increase blood perfusion to pulmonary tissue, and reduce ischemic injury;
  • Increase expectoration by using traditional antitussive herbs to dissolve phlegm and to reduce pulmonary hypertension;
  • Boost the immune defense using chi-building herbs such as mushroom essence and broad-spectrum antimicrobial botanicals to reduce up respiratory infection ; and
  • De-stress the body by using antioxidant, adaptogenic botanicals to enhance oxygen intake and blood circulation, thereby reducing wheezing, enhancing breathing and accelerating elimination of toxins generated  from infection.

    This comprehensive and holistic approach targets multiple components in the pathways of chronic pulmonary conditions and simultaneously allows relief of symptoms.  It also re-establishes the healthy immune system, thereby, reducing the change of infection and exacerbation of the existing conditions. 

Related Health Concerns

Compromised Immunity

Compromised Immunity"Your immune system is your interface with the environment. If it is healthy and doing its job right, you can interact with germs and not get infections, with allergens and not have allergic reactions, with carcinogens and not get cancer. A healthy immune system is the cornerstone of good general health."
- Andrew Weil, M.D., in Natural Health, Natural Medicine (2004), p. 210.

Flu/Cold

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold - Ogden Nash Every year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) expects that 5% to 20% of the population will get the flu and that 200,000 people will be hospitalized because of it. Even more than that will get a cold. Is it inevitable?

Chronic Cough

Chronic cough is not a disease in itself; rather it is a symptom of an underlying condition. Chronic cough is a common problem and the reason for many doctor visits.

Broad-Spectrum Allergies

"People are taking two, three, sometimes four different medications at a time to relieve their symptoms quickly and effectively because they are increasingly unsatisfied with their allergy medications. This can be a very costly, dangerous and frequently ineffective solution to treating bothersome symptoms," Dr. Alpen Patel, a medical-scientific council member of the Asthma and Allergy Association
of America.

Related Products

Immune Rebalancer

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Botano Guard

Botano Guard™ capsules deliver a synergistic combination of natural immune boosters with broad-spectrum antiviral and antibacterial herbs that, together, build defensive and offensive protection against harmful microorganisms.

 

Botano Throat

Stop your cough and give your throat a chance to heal.  Botano Throat sugar-free lozenges quickly and effectively relieve cough and then help heal the throat by suppressing bronchial inflammation.

 

Note:

Please be advised that the information presented above is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any disease. Statements made about products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Viewers should not rely solely on the information provided on this web site for their own health problems, and are advised to consult with their physicians or other healthcare providers.

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