Published: 11/20/2010 - Updated: 07/15/2016
Cystic fibrosis is a disorder that causes the formation and accumulation of a thick and sticky mucus that affects mainly the lungs, intestines, pancreas and liver. It is also characterized by affecting the body's exocrine glands, primarily those that produce mucus (salivary glands and sweat glands) and the presence of high concentrations of salt in sweat, a sign that a standard test uses to diagnose the disorder by a test measurement of electrolytes in sweat.
The name cystic fibrosis refers to the processes involved in healing (fibrosis) and cyst formation within the pancreas, also known as mucovicidosis (Latin muccus, "mucus" and viscosus, sticky). This condition is not contagious; it is manifested from the time of birth and is hereditary. It can affect many organs and cause various symptoms depending on the person.
Frequently possible symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis:
- Shortness of breath is one of the most common symptoms
- Frequent or chronic lung infections which are resistant to antibiotics and drugs. Pulmonary involvement is one of the most serious consequences of this condition and helps determine the diagnosis because the continuous damage to the lung tissue cause infections, in many cases needing lung transplantation.
- Symptoms are easily confused with bronchitis, pneumonia, cough, etc.
- Reduced growth
- Fat, smelly stools
- Frequent high fevers
- Frequent tiredness or fatigue, probably depression
- Belly pain without apparent cause.
- Low weight and thin body
Conditions that it can cause:
- Nasal polyps
- Poor absorption of food
- Rectal prolapse
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Joint Diseases
Cystic fibrosis is caused mainly by mutations in a gene known as trans-membrane conductance regulator, which is involved in the production of sweat, digestive juices and mucus. Healthy people generally have two functional copies of the gene, although only one is needed to prevent the development of cystic fibrosis. Thus, cystic fibrosis will develop when any of these genes doesn’t work in a normal way.
People with a healthy gene and a diseased gene, usually are healthy carriers of the disease, and though they have no symptoms, may inherit the condition to their kids.
Emotional causes: people inclined to hold beliefs of defeat, or that life does not work or will work, that "there is no solution, or feelings of" victim "or self-pity, are more likely to suffer from this condition. These emotional attitudes down the body's defenses, creating blocks and tensions intended for cystic fibrosis.
Remedies and Natural Treatment
Cystic fibrosis can be treated by natural means, even curable if optimal conditions are created in the body to eliminate the root cause. It should be noted that the body is a special laboratory, with the ability to know what the body needs for healing; it is a worker and intelligent doctor, if we introduce the necessary elements and let you act, the body can create the necessary medicine for recovery.
Diet plays an important role in this. Here are some foods you can include in your diet as well as some alternative methods which can support your healing process.
ALFALFA: a plant with unique qualities, helps, among other things, to create an efficient digestion and keep the intestines healthy and free of debris, bad fats and extra mucus due to the powerful action of chlorophyll. People with cystic fibrosis often have deficiencies of vitamin K, which alfalfa can contribute between other minerals.
GARLIC: excellent natural antibiotic, fungicidal, microbicidal, disinfectant, decongestant and toning of the pituitary gland, is effective in gastric secretion, rich in iron.
ECHINACEA: This plant has high properties to strengthen the immune system. Pay careful attention to taking doses of echinacea, we suggest taking it at intervals of two weeks, a cup a day.
LEMON: rich in vitamin C, helps to purify the intestines and blood, strengthens the immune system and balances organs and systems in general.
Bioenergetics: helps to balance the proper flow of energy stuck in the body and helps lower overall stress on organs and systems, helping to restore the proper flow of energy and nutrients and eliminate muscle tension which inhibits the body's overall functioning.
Lymphatic Massage: helps in the process of efficient drainage of accumulated toxins in the lymph, allowing a better functioning of the whole body in general.
Reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure: techniques that help activate the glandular functioning through massage or pressure on certain points in the body called meridians, which connect to specific organs and body systems helping them to regain their optimal functioning.
Life philosophy: finding new ways to understand life can be a key point for people who want to cure cystic fibrosis.