Cystic Fibrosis Therapy: Natural Self-Oxygenation
Recent medical studies discovered that CFTR mutation gene is triggered by tissue hypoxia in a dose-dependent manner. Just a presence of the gene alone does not cause damage to the lungs, GI tract and other organs. Furthermore, hundreds of people in Russia solved their problems with symptoms using a cystic fibrosis therapy that targets body O2 levels. More accurately, these are two breathing techniques taught and endorsed by more than 700 medical doctors. This was possible since these doctors explained to their patients that overbreathing leads to low oxygen levels in cells, and tissue hypoxia triggers abnormalities in the work of CFTR mutation gene.
Minute ventilation in cystic fibrosis patients at rest
|Normal breathing||6 L/min||-||Medical textbooks|
|Healthy subjects||6-7 L/min||>400||Results of 14 studies|
|Cystic fibrosis||15 L/min||15||Fauroux et al, 2006|
|Cystic fibrosis*||13 (±2) L/min||10||Bell et al, 1996|
|Cystic fibrosis||10 L/min||11||Browning et al, 1990|
|Cystic fibrosis||11-14 L/min||6||Tepper et al, 1983|
|Cystic fibrosis*||10 L/min||10||Ward et al, 1999|
|CF and diabetes*||10 L/min||7||Ward et al, 1999|
|Cystic fibrosis||16 L/min||7||Dodd et al, 2006|
|Cystic fibrosis||18 L/min||9||McKone et al, 2005|
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CFTR Gene is Regulated by Oxygen Level in Body Cells
Hypoxia in cells of all vital organs causes abnormalities in ionic pumps, mucus viscosity, suppressed immune system, and many other effects. Read more about the CFTR mutation gene and hypoxia ...
Respiratory Parameters in CF: Chronic Hyperventilation with Elevated VE and Rf
Chronic hyperventilation is a normal finding in patients with CF (cystic fibrosis). Increased minute ventilation, reduced CO2 in the lungs, elevated tidal volume and higher respiratory frequency all have adverse effects on lungs in cystic fibrosis ...
Cystic Fibrosis Cause: Chronic Hyperventilation
Now we can provide the answer to this seemingly difficult question. Main symptoms of cystic fibrosis develop in genetically predisposed people, but only in conditions of alveolar pulmonary hyperventilation. Patients with cystic fibrosis are well aware that their have breathing problems, especially during exercise. This also testifies that there is a single cause of cystic fibrosis ...
The DIY Pulmonary Test that Defines Prognosis and Life Expectancy in CF
Practical observations of Buteyko breathing practitioners have found that stages and symptoms in cystic fibrosis relate the DIY body oxygenation test. This simple DIY test is called the Control Pause and there are specific zones that allows to predict the clinical picture, typical symptoms, stages and cystic fibrosis life expectancy.
Basis for this cystic fibrosis therapy
The main official medical strategy that allows better survival of cystic fibrosis patients is lung transplantation (see, for example, http://www.cff.org/treatments/LungTransplantation/). However, most patients are able to restore their lungs and health without transplantation. The alternative medical therapy for cystic fibrosis is to restore normal breathing parameters 24/7. Increased CO2 levels in lungs alveoli promotes their repair. Improved work of the sweat glands and normalization of chloride and water transport on mucosal surfaces makes mucus less thick reversing the pathological effects discussed above.
Breathing normalization requires correction of all risk lifestyle factors that intensify breathing. For patients with cystic fibrosis, due to chronic inflammation, sleep-related lifestyle factors are particularly important and their morning CP is the main criteria of the health state achieved.
In relation to breathing exercises, the reduced breathing exercise of the Buteyko method does gradually reduce their overbreathing and improve their body-oxygen test results. However, Oxygen Remedy therapy suggests to use breathing devices for breathwork (to increase body CO2 and O2 levels) and Buteyko lifestyle program.
Daily use of sea salt (1 tablespoon at least dissolved in a glass with warm water), daily physical exercise with strictly nasal breathing and perspiration, good diet and many other common sense official mainstream measures, together with correction of lifestyle factors so that to get over 20 s for the body-oxygen test 24/7 is the first step to prevent progression of cystic fibrosis. With more than 40 seconds for the body oxygen test, people with CF can have normal life span, as these Russian doctors discovered. However, it takes a lot of efforts and energy to retrain one's breathing. The book below provides more info about this cystic fibrosis therapy.
Further resources about cystic fibrosis:
Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis (www.tracielawlortrust.com)
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