what is the best advice on c.o.p.d?

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I have recently been diagnosed with this condition and would welcome some advice as to how I can avoid weight gain from steroids?

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    Hi Gary, I have severe COPD, some of my medication has steroids in (fluticasone) but I am assured by my physio that it isn't going to make me put a lot of weight on and I have been on it for years. I am only on inhalers so if you are on tablets etc things may be different for you but otherwise I wouldn't expect that you will balloon out. June/oddbiddy
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    Thanks for that, I know it's early days yet but this is aggressive and changing very rapidly, I have severe pain down my left side so have to go back to doc on 28th, will see what happens and keep in touch, again thanks for reply
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    Aw sorry you are in pain Gary, can't help you there I haven't had pain with my COPD except for cramp. I hope the doc sorts the problem out. June
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    Hi,

    I have a friend who is visiting an alternative therapy for her COPD. so maybe it is just worth browsing the internet for anything complementary for this problem. she is on her medication but she could reduce it since having the therapy. good luck & wish you well!:-)

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    Hi, thanks for the information, I hope your friend keeps on feeling better because of it. June
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    My Dad has just been diagnosed with COPD in August, after ending up in A&E unable to breathe with saturation levels of 35! They put him on Prednisone and gave him a couple of inhalers, but like Liveharmony, I generally prefer the natural alternative if I can find one. Luckily we have a Salt Cave close to us which has been a godsend. After going there 2 or 3 times a week for the last month, he has been able to reduce the Prednisone to just 1 tablet a day ( I'm really keen to get him off it after reading about all the nasty side effects) and keep his saturation levels above 95, even after reducing the steroids and he is only using his puffer once a day now. I really don't understand why salt therapy isn't more widely recommended by health professionals for respiratory conditions as is is completely natural and has no side effects unlike steroids!
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    yes the salt treatment does work, in Poland they have hospitals in the salt mines and a concert hall. Not everybody can get to one unfortunately. There are salt pipes one can buy, or it's easy to make your own for a fraction of the cost. You can buy a bag of the proper salt, forgotten its name at the moment and put some in an plastic pill box, put holes in the lid with a bodkin and breath in the salt. Don't get it damp though, I did that by putting my salt pipe in a drawer for some weeks, when I was later showing somebody how to use one it gave me a chest infection. June
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    Yes I know it's been amazing smile I bought my dad one of those ceramic salt pipes as they sell them at the branch that he goes to. he's been using it everyday now for a week and it's really helping to reduce his wheeziness on the days in between his visits to the salt cave. If you can't find a salt room near you then salt pipes are are a pretty good alternative smile
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    Do be careful with the salt pipes, if you are going to store them for a while they must be kept out of moist conditions. I left mine in a drawer for a while and then demonstrated to somebody how they worked, gave me a chest infection. I read an article where a man showed us how to make one from an old pill jar, he put holes in the lid and filled it with this special salt and it did the same job. Anything like that tickles me. good luck to your Dad with his pipe. June
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    Thanks June, good advice smile I will make sure that we keep it somewhere nice and dry smile It is definitely making a huge difference to my dad, the pipe along with a couple a sessions a week at the salt cave and he's almost back to his old self smile

    Nature is a wonderful thing smile

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    so glad your Dad is feeling a lot better. Amazing how the ordinary things in life are the most beneficial, salt, vinegar, fresh air, sunlight. We just have to find the right formula for our disease. Mine seems to be oxygen, now what is as common as that? June
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    hii friends,these are few remedies to prevent aggrevating copd.

    ->mostly try to avoid pickles, curd, cold food, refrigerated food, sweet food, meat & fish, crabs, shellfish, prawn, mackrels.

    ->coming to exercises practicing breathing exercises and pranayamais help full.

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    Yes your eating habits can make a massive difference. It is so confusing though because everyone tells different things. I have copd in the family, I am not affected thanks god at least not with copd, but I do have asthma. I tried salt therapy too with good results.
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