Interstitial lung disease includes many disorders like sarcoidosis, asbestosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. They can cause continuous fibrosis or scarring of tissues surrounding air sacs in the lungs. The scarring can cause your lung to stiffen and leads to difficulty in breathing.
The symptoms of the disease are shortness of breath at rest or due to exertion, dry cough, weight loss, weakness, chest discomfort and loss of appetite. The lungs regenerate tissue to repair any kind of damage. However, in interstitial lung disease the normal process of repairing does not occur because of lung injury.
The tissue around the air sacs gets thickened and scarred which causes difficulty in breathing. Your lungs might get injured due to long time exposure to toxins and pollutants including Silica dust, Coal dust, Grain dust from framing radiation, Asbestos, Bird and animal droppings, Indoor hot tubs and bird proteins from chicken or pigeon.
Sometimes, few drugs can also do chronic damage to your lungs like heart medications, chemotherapy drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. Lung disease can also be caused by autoimmune disorders including Scleroderma, Rheumatoid arthritis, Polymyositis, Mixed connective tissue disease, Dermatomyositis and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Homeopathy is very useful in the treatment of lung fibrosis as it is customized according to the effects that the disease has on the body. It relieves symptoms like sharp pain in lungs, coughing with mucus and hemorrhaging in capillaries.
It slows down the continuous progression of disease and induces your immune system to restore damaged tissues and heal itself. There are no side effects of homeopathy on your body. Homeopathy can also help in treating the damage from side effects caused by conventional treatment.
If you visit a pulmonary specialist, he will prescribe medications like corticosteroids which is a medication for slowing down fibrosis and reducing stomach acid or you might be given artificial oxygen for easy breath. The last option is surgery. All the treatment options cannot reverse scarring in the lungs. In many cases, they don’t even stop the progression of disease.
The life expectancy of a person with any type of interstitial lung disease is 3 to 5 years. It is important to treat the disease early in order to avoid severe health complications. It is best that one should opt for homeopathic treatment of the disease because it is safe without any side effects.