Asthma, Lung & Autoimmune

Causes & Treatment of Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune diseases result from the failure of an organism to recognise its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells & tissues. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen & attacks it. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic eye conditions. In the progression of symptoms for RP, night blindness generally precedes tunnel vision by years or even decades.

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Managing Asthma Naturally

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Most asthmatics are not aware that their diet can also be contributing to this disease. Certain foods & food additives increase inflammatory processes within the body resulting in excessive levels of a substance called leukotrienes.

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Causes & Treatment of Asthma

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Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterised by airflow obstruction & bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

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Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis is a multi system inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. characterised by non-caseating granulomas (small inflammatory nodules).

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Autumn is Lung Time

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In Chinese Medicine the lungs are said to govern Qi. Qi is frequently translated as "energy flow", & is often compared to the Western idea of élan vital or Vital Force. The literal translation is air or breath. In the body, lung Qi combines with food Qi to form the Zong Qi or the big Qi of the chest!

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