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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

What is COPD ?

COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,  is one of the most common obstructive lung diseases, implies airflow obstruction happens when breathing-out. This leads to excessive inflation of the lungs and chest wall. COPD is a serious disease because the mechanism of airflow limitation is not fully reversible. Earlier COPD was also called as Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.

How is COPD defined?

COPD is defined by the presence of two conditions; emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Emphysema is related to structural changes that happen in the respiratory system characterised by destruction and enlargement of the lung alveoli. And Chronic Bronchitis is defined by the presence of chronic cough and sputum production or phlegm.

Along with emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD also includes small airways disease,in which there is narrowing of the small bronchioles.

What happens in COPD ?

A patient with COPD experiences airflow limitation. The small airways become narrowed due to increased in the number of cells(hyperplasia), mucus secretion & accumulation and eventual fibrosis.

The series of events which leads to emphysema can be explained in four stages:

  1. Cigarette smoking leads to inflammatory changes and also stimulation of immune cells in the terminal air spaces of the lung, the alveoli. 
  2. Those inflammatory cells release protein enzymes that damage the extracellular matric of the lung.
  3. Because of the continued cigarette smoke exposure and release of protein enzmes, structural cell death occurs.
  4. Failure in the repair process of the elasticity of the lung and the wall components of the lung result in increase in air spaces which is the characteric feature of emphysema.

Who are at risk of developing COPD?

Risk factors that are attributed to COPD are cigarette smoking. The incidence of higher prevalence of COPD with increasing age is connected to the years of smoking. The higher rate of smoking among males is also linked to the higher prevalence of COPD in males when compared to females.

Other risk factors can be environmental and genetic factors which play an important role in COPD prevalence. Respiratory infections act as caustative factors for the acute increase in complaints of COPD. Occupational exposures such as cotton textile dust, coal mining, etc are the included under risk factors category for COPD.

What are the symptoms of COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is known by the presence of three symtoms:

Cough, Sputum production and Breathlessness on exertion .

With the advancement of COPD, breathlessness on exertion (exertional dyspnoea) gets worsened even at rest.

On examination, physician may find prolonged expiratory phase with some wheezing. The chest may appear barrel shaped due to hyperinflation of the lungs. In advanced stage of COPD, cyanosis(bluish discoloration) is visible in the lips and nail beds.

Who are Pink puffers?

When emphysema is predominant than Chronic bronchitis in patients with COPD, they are referred to as ‘Pink puffers.”  They appear thin and use accessory muscles of respiration such as intercostals muscles, sternocleidomastoid muscles and scalene muscles.

Who are Blue bloaters?

When a patient with COPD has Chronic bronchitis predominance over emphysema, they are called as “ Blue bloaters”.  These people appear heavy and have bluish discoloration(cyanotic).

What is the treatment for COPD?

COPD is among the top 3 diseases responsible for more number of deaths across the globe. Such a grave disease not being controlled through various medicines is  very disappointing for modern medical science. Homeopathy on the other hand is a medical science which has effective remedies for COPD which bring about drastic improvement in the symptoms of the disease.

The medicines are selected carefully by the method of constitutional treatment which includes the entire medical history, the mind and physical appearance, the therapeutic aspects etc. Since not all smokers suffer from COPD and it suggests certain constitutions being prone to such a disease. Therefore, it is observed and proved by the homeopathic doctors that best treatment for COPD is possible by the constitutional method.

Homeopathic medicines such as Hepar sulph, Lachesis, Silicea, Ammonium carb, Antimonium tart etc are especially beneficial in the treatment of patients with COPD with emphysema in predominance otherwise called as Pink puffers.

Likewise, constitutionally chosen homeopathic drugs useful in the treatment of patients with COPD with Chronic bronchitis predominance are Bryonia, Crotalus horr, Aconite, Carbo veg, Stannum, Sulphur among others.

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Homeopathy Treatment For Headache

Know the Different Types of Headache & Their Homeopathy Treatment

Headache is a very common symptom experienced by all in their lifetime and it is therefore one of the common reasons people visit doctors for treatment. Therefore, it can be said that headache has become more of a disability than a neurological complaint.

Homeopathy Treatment For Headache – Positive Homeopathy

On a visit to a homeopathic clinic, the homeopath classifies the  headache as either primary headache or secondary headache. A primary headache is one in which headaches and its associated symptoms are the only features in itself. Whereas, secondary headache is the one which is caused by exogenous disorders such as upper respiratory tract infections etc. Primary headaches cause considerable disability and maybe cause decrease in the patients quality of life.

What causes headaches everyday?

Headaches usually occur when peripherally located pain sensitive receptors are stimulated in response to tissue injury, etc which is considered a normal physiologic response. Pain can also be a result of damage in the way of pain-producing pathways either of the peripheral nervous system or central nervous system. And headaches can be from cranial structures such scalp, the dural sinuses, blood vessels etc to name a few.

The common causes for Primary Headaches are

  • Tension-type
  • Migraine
  • Idiopathic or Causeless
  • Exertional
  • Cluster

So also, causes of Secondary headache are

  • Systemic infection
  • Head injury
  • Vascular disorders
  • Brain tumor

A doctor needs complete information from the patient with headache in order to diagnose because a new and severe headache is different from recurrent headaches over many years. Most of the times, for a new-onset headache probable cause can be found easily than in patients with recurrent headache.

Acute headache and headaches of sudden onset need prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment. Some of the serious causes which need to be considered are glaucoma, hematoma, tumor, subdural hematoma and purulent sinusitis.

Investigations may be required in eliciting the cause for acute headaches . CT or MRI study is essential. In rare cases, lumbar puncture is also required.

Homeopathy has wonderful remedies for all types of headaches. A homeopathic doctor takes complete history necessary in evaluation of headache and the causative factors.

For acute headaches, carefully selected homeopathic medicines cures it completely and prevents recurrent headaches.

A constitutional homeopathy Treatment for Headache is considered the best homeopathic treatment for headaches as it heals the whole person considering the causative factor and the type of headache. Positive Homeopathy with its experience doctors are providing perfect homeopathic healthcare services for the patients with headache.

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Sinusitis Treatment in Homeopathy

Sinusitis Symptoms, causes & Sinusitis Treatment in Homeopathy

How do you get rid of a Sinus infection?

Sinusitis or Rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory condition involving the sinuses of the nose. There are four paranasal sinuses and the order of frequency of these sinuses which involve in Rhinosinusitis are Maxillary sinus, the most commonly involved. It is followed by Ethmoid sinus, Frontal sinus and Sphenoid sinus.

The function of the sinus is to produce mucus and drain it into the nasal cavity. Normally, mucus does not accumulate in the sinuses. There are ciliary muscles and nasal ostia(the opening) which help in the process of easy drainage of the mucus secreted. It is only when the sinus ostia are obstructed  or when ciliary clearance is impaired or absent, the mucus secretions can be retained. This accumulation of mucus produces the typical signs and symptoms of sinusitis.

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Further, with the accumulation of these secretions due to obstruction , they become vulnerable to infection which may be bacterial , viral and fungi.

Sinusitis is a disease which is very commonly seen affecting vast proportion of population and it is thus amounting to high costs on medical care system.

Sinusitis is typically studied based on  duration of illness, whether acute sinusitis or chronic sinusitis;By the causative factor, whether infectious or noninfectious; and when infectious, by the type of pathogen, whether viral , bacterial or fungal.

Acute Sinusitis: When the symptoms of sinusitis are of less than 4 weeks duration, it is defined as acute rhinosinusitis and majority of sinusitis cases are of this type. Mostly, a preceding viral upper respiratory infection is the reason for acute sinusitis.

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The common symptoms of acute sinusitis  are nasal drainage, congestion of nose, facial pain and headache. The pain on pressure or sinus pain often is felt on the area of the sinus involved and it gets worse on bending over. Thick purulent or discolored discharge from the nose is indicative of bacterial sinusitis but can also occur along with viral infection.

Other less common symptoms of acute sinusitis are cough, sneezing and fever. Tooth pain( in upper molars) and bad breath(halitosis) are common in bacterial sinusitis.

The noninfectious reasons for sinusitis include allergic rhinitis, barotrauma( air pressure changes in the nose as in deep-sea diving or air travel) and exposure to chemical irritants.

Obstruction of nasal ostia can also occur due to tumors. Impaired mucus clearance can be the result of cystic fibrosis.

In infectious type of sinusitis, viral sinusitis is more common than bacterial sinusitis, particularly, rhinovirus, influenza virus and parainfluenza virus.

Chronic sinusitis : When sinusitis symptoms are persisting for more than 12 weeks is called a chronic sinusitis condition. Most of the times, the symptoms include those of bacterial or fungal sinusitis. In those patients, there is a positive history of undergoing various treatments and surgeries and also recurrence.

The repeated infections is found to be the reason for chronic sinusitis.

The symptoms of chronic sinusitis are constant nasal congestion, sinus pressure, headache, severity of the complaints and the symptoms persist for months.

The treatment of sinusitis should be aimed at removing obstruction in the nasal sinuses and promote drainage of mucus. At Positive Homeopathy, a complete examination is done of the sinuses and the total number of symptoms recorded by the experienced doctors. Along with the nature of symptoms , the constitution of the patient suffering from sinusitis is ascertained. Such a mode of approach to a case of sinusitis has yielded successful results in the patients who have taken treatment at Positive Homeopathy Clinics.

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The benefits of taking homeopathic treatment for sinusitis at Positive Homeopathy includes avoidance of surgery if advised. Homeopathic medicines selected for the best treatment of sinusitis works deep enough to remove the causative factors responsible for sinusitis and reverses the pathology which causes sinusitis which is required to avoid surgery.The treatment can be started at home and there is no need of hospitalisation.

Another greater aspect achieved by taking homeopathic treatment for sinusitis is preventing the recurrence of sinusitis which is more responsible for turning acute sinusitis into chronic sinusitis.

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Homeopathy Treatment For Herpes

Herpes Simplex Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment By Positive Homeopathy

Is Herpes Curable if Caught early? Yes Homeopathy Treatment For Herpes

Herpes is denoted to a group of vesicles, fluid-filled eruptions, on a reddish area of skin due to inflammation. These herpetic vesicular eruptions appear like a bunch of grapes.

Herpes is known for two major types, Herpes simplex and Herpes zoster. In this feature, details about Herpes simplex is given for awareness and treatment.

What causes Herpes simplex:

Herpes simplex is skin disease caused due to a virus attack, Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV). Again, there are two different types of HSV : HSV-1 and HSV-2.
HSV-2 is the virus responsible for genital herpes simplex and all the other clinical varieties of Herpes simplex are caused to HSV-1.

It is to be noted that the virus which caused herpes is present everywhere. It is more prevalent in temperate climate and cold weather.

Why do we suffer from Herpes :

Though the virus is prevalent around us in temperate climate and cold weather, it only attacks us when we are under stress, a psychogenic stress or an injury, some fevers such as malaria, pneumonia and meningitis. Herpes virus may also attack us after prolonged general illness and general debility etc.

What are the symptoms of Herpes :

Typically Herpes virus attack brings on series of symptoms ;
It starts with a sensation of burning and/or itching after an exposure to cold weather or sun etc or any triggering factor.
Then, reddish eruptions in the form of macules appear. Vesicles then start rapidly developing on the reddish inflammatory base.
The vesicles are pinhead sized, they develop in groups and superficially present.
Later, the vesicles become opaque. Finally, the vesicles may rupture to become crusted or they might dry-up to leave a faint, reddish stain.
The above process of the herpes simplex development takes about 7 to 14 days. There is no scarring of the herpes simplex lesions unless a secondary infection occurs in them. And sometimes, hyperpigmentation(darkening of the area) or depigmentation ( lightening of the area) may happen.

What are the associated symptoms of Herpes :

HSV-1 primarily attacks the skin but it might also cause its effects on other parts of the body by causing complaints such as ;
Gingivo-stomatitis ( Gums and tongue involved ) or Vulvo-vaginitis ( female genitalia involved ) or kerato-conjunctivitis ( eyes are involved ) . In such a case, it is associated with fever, weakness , malaise and regional lymphadenopathy( involvement of the lymph glands of nearby region ).
Herpetic whitlow , a condition in which painful vesicles are formed around the nailfold. The vesicles and pustular eruptions may also be formed. It is associated with regional lympadenopathy .
Eczema herpeticum type or Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption.

Herpes and Similar diseases :

Herpes simplex should be differentiated from Herpes zoster, Syphilitic chancre, Scabies of the penis, lichen planus and any drug reactions.

What are the complications of Herpes:

Herpes as such has its own individuality and peculiar herpetic vesicular eruptions in groups as the symptoms. Sometimes, any secondary infection in the herpetic vesicles may lead to scarring of the site at the site of herpetic eruptions.
In some other cases, hyperpigmentation of the skin or depigmentation of the skin can also occur.

How to prevent Herpes attack :

Herpes is caused due to virus attack when triggered by stress or weather, other causative factors. The recurrence of Herpes can be prevented by complete treatment as per doctor’s advice, maintaining personal hygiene and taking immunity boosters or measures to improve the immunity.

Homeopathy Treatment for Herpes :

Herpes simplex is caused due to virus attacking the person whenever there is decrease in the immunity levels. Homeopathic treatment works on the philosophy of strengthening the immune system by acting deep into the body’s mechanism. The preparation of homeopathic medicines to treat Herpes simplex is through a process of dynamisation which bring equilibrium in the disturbed cells of the body so as to fight HSV virus attack.

Positive Homeopathy Clinics have been treating patients with Herpes in all of the 25+ clinics and also through online consultation. The role of bringing awareness among people of the region where Herpes becomes rampant is also being implemented by Positive Homeopathy by distributing free preventive medicines and complete treatment procedures. The doctors are well-trained and experienced to provide best homeopathy treatment for Herpes with the help of constitutional therapy and quality german homeopathic medicines.

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Homeopathy Treatment For ADHD

ADHD Symptoms, Causes & Treatment – Six Symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD is one of the common disorders seen in school going children.It is categorized as one of the psychiatric disorders recently due to inappropriate nature of children with respect to their age and behaviour such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention.

ADHD is found to be at least 3 times more common in boys than girls.

Symptoms and Classification of ADHD :

The diagnosis of ADHD is based on clinical symptoms ascertained by the doctor. It is primarily divided into three classes :

Class I: all three symptoms (hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention)

Class II: two symptoms (hyperactivity and impulsiveness)

Class III:  mainly inattention is the symptom seen (this is relatively uncommon class )

Does ADHD Go Away? Homeopathy Treatment For ADHD:

Based on American Psychiatric Association, the diagnostic criteria for ADHD is done on the basis of six or more of the symptoms related to inattention and six or more symptoms related to hyperactivity-impulsiveness.

Homeopathy Treatment For ADHD – Dr. T Kiran Kumar:

However , certain psychiatric disorders should be excluded before the final diagnosis of ADHD , those are pervasive development disorder,schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders, mental retardation  and learning disability.

Diagnostic test for ADHD :

The laboratory studies have a limited value in the diagnosis of ADHD. Only the behaviour questionnaire is the valid way for documenting symptoms.

Treatment of ADHD:

The treatment of ADHD is very crucial for the further development of the children. Homeopathy is the most widely regarded  safe medicine for children as it does not cause any side-effects. The method of homeopathic treatment in the treatment of ADHD is purely based on the behavioural pattern which is individualistic and hence constitutional. Homeopathy is probably the only system of medicine which follows constitutional method of treatment in diseases such as ADHD.  A child with ADHD can begin the treatment at home and does not require to be kept under observation.

ADHD Treatment in Homeopathy  By Positive Homeopathy:

At Positive Homeopathy, extra training schedules for programmed for the doctors to treat children and children’s diseases such as ADHD. The doctors in all the 25 + clinics are well-experienced to treat ADHD bringing smile to the parents of the children with ADHD. Positive Homeopathy is most referred clinic by the patients who suggest their friends and relatives on regular basis.

Management of children with ADHD:

The management of children with ADHD is one aspect which is worrisome for the parents and they keep on questioning the doctors on how to help their children. It is to be remembered that ADHD is just a disorder not a disease to be worried about and therefore the management of ADHD completely depends on observing the behaviour of the child and informing the doctor for any changes in the drug therapy of ADHD. The management of children depends on the age of the age, severity of the symptoms and also the nature and degree of associated symptoms. Based on behaviour pattern, an individualised plan is made by the doctor for the parents and treatment is selected.

Instructions to the parents on ADHD :

The parents should avoid head on confrontation with the child. As far as possible, calm should be the status of the parents when with their child. Instructions should be simple and one task should be given at any given time. Gestures such as giving rewards to the children on following the instructions should be exercised. The parents should ask the teachers at school to place the child with ADHD in the front row of the class. The parents should receive the feedback from the teachers at school. Finally, the goal of managements should be realistic and easily attainable.

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