Natural Remedies for Lung Scars (Scarring), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sarcoidosis – Cod Liver Oil, Hemp Oil and Fish Oil
How to treat Lung scars (scarring) and pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis? It is said that cod liver oil, hemp oil and fish oil can be used to help the treatment.
A common type of lung scars is pulmonary fibrosis, in which, the air sacs of the lungs are replaced by fibrotic tissue. The tissue becomes thicker and forms scars, causing an irreversible loss of the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream.
Lung scarring or pulmonary fibrosis is a fibrotic disease, which is usually the result of inflammation, such as TB disease, lung cancer, asthma, and wounding.
The lung scarring associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) greatly reduces the ability of the lungs to absorb oxygen and eliminate carbon dioxide.
Cod liver oil is made of liver of cod fish. It contains high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, and very high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. Studies have found that cod liver oil has effects to ease the symptoms of lung scars and sarcoidosis.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, low levels of vitamin D increases the risk of lung scarring in people who have asthma.
The November 2009 issue of the medical journal “Osteoporosis International” reports that vitamin D deficiency is a growing global problem linked to systemic diseases, including those of the lungs. The lung diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, and autoimmune lung disease, etc.
Vitamin D is found in very few foods naturally (cod liver oil, fish and eggs). The high levels of vitamin D in cod liver oil have been shown to prevent rickets and other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.
Hemp oil and fish oil also contains vitamin D, thus they also can help treat the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.
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