Emphysema — an increase in the volume of the alveoli due to the destruction of the partitions between them. The lungs increase in volume, do not subside, become flabby, and the airways narrow. Exhalation (normally passive movement) requires great effort with emphysema.
The gas exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the alveoli due to tissue damage and blockage is reduced to a dangerous level. The disease can be hereditary and caused by a deficiency in the protective protein alpha-1 antitrypsin. Emphysema can accompany other diseases of the bronchi and lungs.
In people with hereditary emphysema, the disease develops to an extremely severe form very quickly. This happens even faster in smokers.
Studies have shown that smoking increases the release of destructive enzymes in the lungs. This explains why emphysema develops in smokers even with normal production of alpha-1 antitrypsin protein and why smoking is a significant factor in the appearance of hereditary emphysema.
Symptoms of emphysema: Usually symptoms of emphysema appear when; the lungs are already significantly damaged. They include shortness of breath — first with physical effort, and then with rest, reducing the tolerance of physical exertion.
Patients with emphysema are often very thin, with a barrel-shaped breast cell and reddish skin, exhale through the lips folded in a tube.
Folk remedies, treatment of emphysema
Emphysema is treated with the juice of green tops of potatoes, starting with 0.5 teaspoon and bringing to 0.5 cups. Inhale a pair of jacket potatoes.
Apply cut jacketed potato tubers to breasts coated with turpentine or goat fat.
Take 2 parts of field horsetail grass, 1 part of spring adonis grass, common caraway seeds, common fennel fruits. Pour 1 tablespoon of the collection with 1 cup boiling water, insist, strain. Take 0.3 cups 3 times a day. Collection helps with latent circulatory failure.
Pick up green pine cones. Pour cones with honey and insist for 2-3 months. For 2 kg of cones 1 kg of honey. Consume 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day before meals, for diseases of the throat, bronchi and lungs
With bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis: a decoction of 30 grams of cones, or young shoots per liter of milk. Boil until half the milk boils. The broth is applied in three doses per day.
Harvest green pine cones. Pour the cones with vodka and insist 30-40 days. For 1 kg of cones 1 liter of vodka. Use tincture (buy) 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals with cough, sore throat, flu, bronchitis, throat and lung diseases.
Take 2 parts of the birch leaf and 1 part of the fruits of juniper and dandelion root. Pour 1 tablespoon of the collection with 1 cup boiling water, insist, strain. Take 0.3 cups 3 times a day 1 hour after a meal. The course of treatment is at least 3 months.
Take in equal proportions the marshmallow root, anise fruits, licorice root, pine buds and sage leaf. Pour 1 tablespoon of the collection with 1 cup boiling water, insist, strain. Take 0.25 cups of infusion 3-4 times a day before meals.
Take in equal proportions elecampane root, mint leaf, thyme herb, sage leaf, eucalyptus leaf. Pour 1 tablespoon of the collection with 1 cup boiling water, insist, strain. Take 0.25 cups 3 times a day after meals with shortness of breath.
Take 1 teaspoon of potato flowers, pour 1 cup boiling water. Insist 1-2 hours, strain and drink for 2 hours or 30-40 minutes before eating, take 0.5 cup 3 times a day for 1 month. Take with shortness of breath.
Take 50 g of dry crushed lemon balm grass, 20 g of dry inflorescences of meadow calf, pour 1 liter of dry white wine, leave for a day, periodically shaking, strain. Drink but 0.5 cups 2 times a day, as well as with attacks.
Take 3 tablespoons of seed buckwheat flowers, brew 0.5 l of boiling water, leave for 2 hours in a thermos, strain. Take 0.5-1 cup warm infusion 3-4 times a day.