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442 Marrett Road (Rte 2A) Lexington MA, 02421
phone:
(781) 274-6190 e-mail: contact@lexingtonnaturalhealth.com

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR COPD


At our center we use complementary and naturopathic medicines to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is caused by chronic inflammation in the lung. If the inflammation connection is not addressed, COPD will often progress because it’s inflammation that leads to the loss of air sacs. Bronchodilators and supplemental oxygen do not address the inflammation and supplemental oxygen, although required for symptom relief, can often worsen the inflammation. Inhaled corticosteroids can suppressed inflammation, but can increase one’s risk for lung infections. Various natural medicines, including various antioxidant supplements, can stop the inflammation and prevent further deterioration of the air sacs. To determine the degree of inflammation in the lung, we often perform various blood tests such as plasma leptin, interleukin-6, CRP, IGF-1 and TNF-alpha. We use this information to select various natural medicines. We then, repeat the blood tests to determine if the inflammation has been successfully abated. In addition to addressing lung inflammation, we often prescribed various herbal and nutritional medicines to help strengthen inspiratory muscles.


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