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The Cause and Effect of COPD and Emphysema
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The other type of fungi is the most dangerous. They are called “opportunistic” fungi since they emulate human cells and go undetected by our immune system. If our immune system has been compromised by antibiotic use, the probability of it going undetected by our immune system increases dramatically.
Is The Progression of COPD Truly a Big Mystery?
I felt certain that if this pathogen were cancer, the doctors would have found it with all their tests.
I felt certain that if it were a virus it would have caused an elevated white blood cell count which would have been determined by a blood test.
I felt certain that it could not be a bacteria remembering all the antibiotics she had been given for lung infections.
That only left pathogenic fungi and opportunistic fungi.
If there is a pathogen in the lungs causing the progression of COPD, then it should act like a pathogen. And if this pathogen is an opportunistic fungi then:
- It would take decades before it proliferated enough and occupied a large portion of the patient’s lung volume before supplemental oxygen was necessary.
- It would slowly proliferate in the lungs causing the body to adapt by distending the lungs. It would then proliferate more causing further lung distention. This back and forth would continue for decades eventually resulting in the condition common to COPD patients known as “Barrel Chest.”
- After decades of proliferating, it would cause the distending lungs to crowd the stomach making normal-sized meals impossible. This would cause weight loss that would become drastic in End Stage Emphysema or Stage IV COPD.
- A restrictive diet developed by Dr. Kenneth Hunter to starve cancer, a pathogen, would also starve this pathogen, the opportunistic fungi that I was beginning to think was causing the progression of my mother’s COPD and emphysema. Dr. Hunter is a Microbiologist and Cancer Researcher at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.
The amazing thing was that this diet, developed by Dr. Hunter, produced the very first signs of improvement in my mother’s condition! The initial improvements were very subtle but I was excited to know with each bit of improvement, we were proving the Opportunistic Fungi Theory of COPD Progression.