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Alternate treatments for COPD

I have been looking into alternate natural ways to help, has anyone tried any of the following with any success?

Breathing collodial silver through a nebulizer

Taking Serrapeptase along with Iodine

Liquid vitamin A (retinoic acid)

Salt caves

MSM

Diet and lifestyle program by Robert Redfern

Stem Cell Transfers

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Green inhalers have collodial silver in them .

Me personally ad always seek medical advice or email or call BLF team b4 messing with stuff like that .

As far as vitamins i only take B12 for my condition .. Jury is still out on that in my opinion

Cheers all the best :) .

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O yep stem cells YEP ad have some of that .. If you know of any going :)

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I will be doing some research into this option, as far as I know they can use stem cells from your fat through an IV to help repair lung function. I dont think its available in Australia but I think maybe America. Its hard to believe what you see on the internet though.

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Aus is very good at lung disease and research .. usa is not bad UK is back water really ..

But that a side i have read a bit on stem cells and i think thay inject it into lung tissue

Only thing i know that helps with emphysema is to stay clear of car fumes and not to smoke .. think thay can plug holes and there is lung reduction surgary but thats down to alsorts of factors .

Cheers al the best

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Thanks for the info :-)

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i believe it is being done in Germany and is around 10 to 13 thousand pounds and there is no independent results as to success,

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I got a stem cell transfer. I developed an ear in my back :-)

Seriously, Be careful of these. For instance, vit A can ony be taken in very small doses. and excess of it could cause bone problem. Here's the NHS Choice website on this particular vitamin: nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-...

I don't know the other products, but they must be backed up by regulations. Any fancy site just offers rubbish which may be dangerous for exchange of extortionate prices. To be take with a pinch of sea salt!

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Thank you, yes I have heard to be careful with the vitamin A dose, I plan to speak to the doctor about it then see a compound chemist to have it made up as its not readily available in Australia.

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Thank you for your reply, I will discuss all options with the doctor first.

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I started diet and exercise program when first disgnosed with pulmonary fibrosis 8/10/13. Peak flow (Wrights scale) was bellow 200 couldnt walk more than 300 mtrs without severe breathing difficulties. I go out at 5am before traffic gets going and stay away from main roads. Work out a route and measure it sp you know what your achieving. This has helped me today I walked 4.8 klm in 64 mins and my peak flow this morning is 390 ! Its not for every one and recommend talking it through with your doctor. I wished I had started earlier. But gave up exercise after cancer of lower intestine hit me in 2002

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Inspiring! thanks for sharing this, joke. Best jean

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Hello - we do use colloidal silver at the first sign of a cold etc. but have found vitamin C doses of 1000mg every hour at the onset of the cold much more effective. My husband has severe COPD and does use serrapeptase every day which seems to help loosen the mucous and there is certainly a marked difference when he doesn't take it. He also takes COQ10, cod liver oil, vitamin D and recently (I am not sure of the spelling) rheshi mushrooms which are used in Tibet for altitude sickness. Having said all that I think a lot of it has to do with exercise which my husband does not take seriously enough - fitness is incredibly important. Take care, TAD xx

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Thank you very much! its good to know what works before spending lots of money.

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Hi, I have COPD, and I have used a Salt Pipe 20 mins every day for the last 3 months. It's been very good, it helps to clear the mucus from the air passages. Before I started to use it I asked my doctor about it and he said try it, it could work for you. I know it's not a salt cave but the idea is the same. I hope this info helps you, good luck.

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never had a mucas problem with my copd

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Thank you, we have salt caves where we live but they are expensive for hourly visits so I think we will try thr pipe first. Great to know it works for you :-)

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What is a salt pipe please?

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Its a ceramic pot with a spout filled with crushed rock salt. There are small holes in the bottom that the air enters through and you breath in through the spout and out through your nose. Google it on line

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Thanks very much, will do.

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That's no problem. Hope you find relief with it. Have a very Happy Christmas

Regards Keith

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