The incidence of lung disease is increasing more than any other class of illness. Much of this is due to a rise in environmental pollution. We have a number of effective treatments.

Xlear nasal spray– this simple and expedient device cleanses the nasal and sinus tissues of allergens and irritants, simultaneously eliminating bacteria through the action of xylitol, a natural sugar. Two sprays in each nostril twice a day, or more often should an infection intervene, are highly effective. Upper and lower respiratory infections will be markedly reduced in most individuals.

Nasal ozone (Nozone): Ozone is a gas made from oxygen by application of an electrical charge. It can be sprayed into the nostrils through a syringe, and penetrate the sinuses. Ozone kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, in addition to its anti-inflammatory effect. Nosone reduces symptoms of allergic and infectious sinusitis.

Natural D-Hist– a natural antihistamine composed of vitamins and herbs, this supplement reduces congestion without causing drowsiness or dry mouth.

Skin or blood testing for inhalant allergies permits identification of causative agents in allergic rhinitis and asthma. Desensitization injections often reduce allergic symptoms.

Food allergy testing and food elimination frequently reduce respiratory symptoms. Restricting dairy products in particular improves symptoms.

HEPA filters– placed in the bedroom and left running throughout the day, these filters remove allergens from the air and often relieve congestion and wheezing.

Asthma kit– magnesium, added to bronchodilators in a nebulizer, enhances the bronchodilator effect by up to 50%.

Respaid– this is a combination of colloidal silver and hydrogen peroxide, inhaled through a nebulizer, which kills bacterial, viral and fungal organisms to prevent and heal respiratory infections. We use Respaid in combination with albuterol in the nebulizer, to open tight airways, and reduce cough and wheezing. Nebulized glutathione- glutathione is a potent antioxidant and detoxifier. Patients with chronic lung disease, bronchitis and emphysema inhale glutathione regularly to support the respiratory tissues.

Intravenous immune drips– these are infusions of high dose vitamin C, zinc, vitamins and trace minerals, glutathione and magnesium to prevent and resolve infections, and enhance the effect of antibiotics. They may be taken every day in the case of acute infection.

Intravenous ozone– ozone can be inserted into a container of 5-6 ounces of blood, then transfused back into the patient. It activates the immune system to heal infection and suppress inflammatory processes in the lungs.

Breathing exercises help expand the lungs, clear lung secretions, and develop the respiratory muscles.

Weight loss – obesity restricts the ability of the lungs to expand. An effective weight loss regimen increases lung volumes and breathing efficiency.

All of these and other methods may be employed along with medications. We often find, however, that many medications can be eliminated or avoided, by improving innate resistance to infection and supporting the body’s natural healing abilities.

Allan Sosin MD

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