Illnesses from A to Z

Respiratory diseases

The respiratory tract – from the nose and the paranasal sinus, to the throat, larynx and bronchia, and the fine branches, the bronchioles – is put under severe stress by air pollution, smoking and, above all in the winter months, by cold germs.Allergies also often manifest themselves in the respiratory tract.
The body generally reacts acutely with an inflammatory response, which expresses itself with a cold, sore throat, difficulty swallowing or coughing, depending on the part of the respiratory tract that is affected. Respiratory tract illnesses quickly become chronic and can then be difficult to treat. Chronic sinusitis, COPD and asthma are particularly feared

Curing acute illnesses completely

Bronchitis with pain behind the sternum, severe coughing, expectorate and sometimes also fever can develop out of just a simple cold.It must be cured calmly in order to prevent lasting damage to the bronchial mucosa. The priority in prevention is stopping smoking. At the same time, lots of exercise in the fresh air and adequate hydration also promote respiratory tract health. A strong immune system stands up to germs.Regular inhalations are an option for sensitive people, especially in winter.

Sinusitis also has to be cured thoroughly to prevent it from becoming chronic. The inflammation in the paranasal sinuses, which form part of the frontal sinuses and maxillary sinuses, often develops from a cold and is accompanied by a blocked nose and headaches, which become worse when the person bends down.In an acute case, the short-term application of decongestant nasal drops can be sensible to allow the secretions to drain away more easily. With chronic sinusitis, the ENT doctor should check whether narrowing causes the symptoms due to the curvature of the nasal septum or due to polyps.

Medicinal mushrooms for a healthy respiratory tract

Agaricus blazei Murrill
ABM is a major helper in protecting against cold illnesses and contains antioxidant enzymes that are important for cell health.Although the medicinal mushroom has only been used for a few decades, its positive effect on the immune system is already very well-documented and confirmed.Clinical studies also confirm the positive effects on many allergies.

This mushroom possesses particular antibacterial and antiviral properties. The polysaccharide PSK contained has an activating influence on various defence mechanisms within the body.According to a clinical study, Coriolus doubled the number of natural killer cells, which are essential for a powerful immune system, within eight weeks.

Reishi is an additional option for many respiratory tract illnesses. It improves cell respiration and the flow properties of the blood, which has proven to be both prophylactic and soothing for chronic inflammatory processes. The bronchia have a better blood supply and are relaxed, breathing is significantly alleviated.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.