does stopping smoking help noticeably / long term? & what natural preventative positives are there? ( I do know i can't reverse it btw )
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I have recently been diagnosed with COPD.
I do know i can not run from it , deny it or cure it ... so instead as its the on set and early days
I want to take my ancient old lungs (or so my first lot of tests showed, i'm half the age of my lungs apparently ) and whip this COPD to as far in my future as i can hound it !!! I'd like to enjoy breathing through the good & bad times as best & naturally as i possibly can ( i have not taken the funny capsule spirval stuff they have given me yet ;
i am hopeful to improve by stopping smoking . Though it would be a great incentive, to know from others if it actually makes a difference, especially when i think of all the car pollution and stuff in every day life or work ( ie; chemical residue ) that i CAN'T stop going into my lungs.
I was quitting of my own accord anyways and down to 9 by christmas , then 3, and now 1/half a rolled cig of an occasional evening ( i was using an e-cig initially ; until i found via a friend who has angina that they can worsen the chest & no articles or facts appear really sure whats in the vapours & i'm so low on smokes/ nicotine now that nicotine replacement therapy is just to high for me and sets of palbataions so i am heading for cutting out the last little bit cold turkey instead. lol ( besides cold turkey has highest long term success rate so the statistics i have found so far indicate )
This month has been one from hell for me, as my young teenage daughter is having a terrible time with her own ( emotional) issues that had her in hospital earlier his month, lots of other stuff going on ......So now the diagnosis of this is very slowly sinking in....
i guess i need to address it & embrace the fact COPD will be in my journey for the rest of my life so i would like to make it comfortable and take it on one hell of a ride IF thats possible ?
I think asides introducing myself ; i am just looking to see if there are others that have had this condition for a while, who know first hand if it's possible to be pro-active for improvements especially natural improvements or prevention's.
Please, I am looking for as much POSITIVE advice as i can find, as it seems i am lucky enough to have caught this relatively early,
Many thanks. M
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