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Is there any drugs or natural health foods the stops the deteriation

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Is there any drugs or natural health foods the stops the deteriation of the air sacks caused by emphasymia. I quit smoking 5 years ago and live at 6500 ft. in the high Sierra (low O2 but clean air. Harry

Hello, Harry,

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. There is nothing that will stop the deterioration of the air sacs once the process is begun. Things like prescription bronchodilators, etc. will help make breathing easier. There are also some exercises you can do with your physician's permission to help yourself. It is important to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of water and exercise as tolerated. Here is a link to the exercises.

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/emphysema/DS00296/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

 

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