Homeopathic Treatment For Interstitial Lung Disease in Vellore, India | aarogya clinic
Interstitial lung disease is the broader term for various lung disorders caused by inflammation or scarring of the lung tissue. The scarring (pulmonary fibrosis), causes the lung tissues to harden and become inflexible, rendering the lungs unable to expand to their normal size. If the condition remains is not reversed, it causes difficulties in breathing and hampers blood flow and the accompanying reduction of oxygen.
There are many forms of Interstitial Lung Disease caused by various factors, and which play out in different ways:
Interstitial Pneumonia: This disorder is caused by infection of the interstitium of lungs by fungi, bacteria or viruses. The most common culprit is a bacterium called mycoplasma pneumonia
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The cause of this lung disorder is unknown, but it is a chronic type pulmonary fibrosis (scarring) of the interstitium
Hypersensitive Pneumonitis: This condition is caused by excessive inhalation of mold, dust or other environmental irritants
Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonitis: These lung conditions are the result of autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma
Acute Interstitial Pneumonitis: This is a sudden and intense advancement of any the above conditions, and which generally requires life-support
Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia: This is another interstitial lung disorder with no known cause but there is no presence of infection
Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonitis: This condition is partly caused by smoking
Asbestosis: This condition is eponymously named as it is caused due to extensive exposure to asbestos
Sarcoidosis: This interstitial lung disorder causes the lymph nodes to become swollen. Often, other parts of the body like the eyes, heart, skin and nerve tissues are also affected.
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There are two main symptoms of interstitial lung disease and these are chronic dry cough and increased shortness of breath. Whole other medical regimes focus on alleviating these symptoms, homeopathy aims to strike at the root cause of the disease. Two of the most common medications for the various kinds of interstitial lung disorders are:
Beryllium: This medicine attacks the formation of granulomas, or the nodules that generally develop in the lungs or other parts and systems of the body. Beryllium has known to be very effective in the treatment of sarcomas. Beryllium also targets the factors responsible for dry cough, breathing difficulties and lung pain.
Silica: Silica is often prescribed for the typical scarring and hardening of the inner layers of the lung. The chemical is very effective in alleviating sharp pain in the lungs and heavy phlegm-inducing coughing which can result haemorrhaged capillaries.
Homeopathy has proven to be a safe and effective treatment option with no side effect. It also treats the problem from its root.
Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is a form of the lung disease which is the most common form of interstitial fibrosis.
A dry cough
Shortness of breath
Difficult or labored breathing