Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory diseases can affect the upper respiratory tract, such as the nose, paranasal sinuses and throat, but can also occur in the lower respiratory tract, such as the bronchi and lungs. Through breathing, the body is supplied with oxygen and carbon dioxide is exhaled. The correct ratio between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues is of great importance for health. Consequently, respiratory problems can severely weaken the body and significantly impair quality of life.

In this category you will find some topics related to respiratory diseases.

  • Smoking

    Cigarette smoking causes many diseases such as cancer and is the most harmful habit for overall health.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease causing restricted airflow and breathing problems.

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterised by recurring shortness of breath and chest tightness.

  • Sinusitis

    In the case of sinusitis, dental causes should also be considered.

  • Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is not only caused by smoking. You can find out more about this topic here.

Causes of Respiratory Diseases

There are many causes of respiratory diseases, and several triggers can be present at the same time:

  • Infections caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi
  • Environmental pollution and poisoning of the body
  • Allergic reactions
  • Smoking
  • Intestinal dysbiosis, leaky gut or SIBO

Therapies for Respiratory Diseases

Treatment options vary depending on the type of respiratory disease. Medications such as bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory agents can be used to control symptoms. Lifestyle changes such as quitting with smoking, regular exercise and protection from environmental toxins contribute to prevention and improvement.

As respiratory diseases can also be closely linked to gut health, measures such as intestinal cleansing and optimizing the bacterial environment are important.

Compensating for micronutrient deficiencies can also strengthen the body and counteract respiratory problems. Nutritional supplements should always be taken after a targeted blood test and individual adjustment of the micronutrients to make sure that the body is not brought into an imbalance.

The treatment of respiratory diseases should not only address the symptoms, but also the causative factors. The individual causes must be evaluated before therapy.