Believe it or not emphysema is beatable. I did it. I’m male and 57 years old . I was diagnosed mild emphysema 6 years ago .before diagnosed, I was smoking average 30 cigarettes / day at least for 30 years . I cold turkey quit smoking the same night that I was diagnosed . I never smoked again . After diagnose I had my regular life and no change in life style. 6 months ago I began to have much more shortness of breath . I went to my doctor, they took PFT and CT scan , emphysema was progressed to higher level to moderate level. I asked doctor how long will I live? It progressed from mild to moderate within 5-6 years . He had no answer. I was prescribed steroid tablet for a week , shortness of breath was improved 40-50% , then I was prescribed with Advair inhaler . I used for a month I had better breathing but too much side affects , dizziness, tiredness… I stoped advair after a month . I decided to change life style . I did it and beat emphysema
1-either brisk walking or aerobic activity minimum 60 min/day
2-Pursued lips and diaphragmatic breathing 3-4 times a day and 5-6 mins each time
3-Most importanth was Eating habits change, I take vegetable, fish , meat , egg, seeds and fruit on daily basis now . No processed food. Processed food like sausages and baken are not bad for this disease these foods are dangerous for emphysema patients. No potato,rice and white bread.
4-I’m taking vitamin A and N.A.C. supplement on daily basis .
5-Taking Flax and chia seeds everyday.
I had PFT and lung scan last week. Results show no emphysema or obstruction . Doctor says he has never seen such a thing in 30 years of his currier.