Bronchitis, Emphysema, and COPD

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With a background in law from her native France, Nona became actively involved with the business and philanthropic pursuits in Canada. She was a 41-year-old mother of three suffering from Hodgkin’s disease and requiring both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Although these treatments cured her of Hodgkin’s disease, the treatments left her lungs scarred — the condition of pulmonary fibrosis. Her interests had to be dropped as her breathing deteriorated. She ended up staying at home, using home oxygen, and many medications. Despite all interventions, her pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) continued to fall. After Six weeks of Immunocal 20 grams/day She went back to her pulmonary doctor, claiming she could breathe again. Thinking there might be a placebo effect; the physician repeated her pulmonary function tests, which showed her back at about 90% of normal values. To eliminate other possibilities, the Immunocal was withdrawn. She subsequently deteriorated again. Three weeks after reinstating with glutathione precursor, her PFT’s went back up to 95% of normal values. She promised herself never to stop again.

Bronchitis is an inflammation or obstruction of the bronchi, the larger airways of lungs that eventually branch out to become the bronchioles (the site of asthma). Bronchitis resembles asthma in some ways, their  common symptoms being shortness breath, a phlegm-producing cough, chest discomfort and occasional wheezing. Bronchitis has two distinct forms–acute and chronic. They differ in important ways.

The content of this article is from the book “The Comprehensive Guide to Glutathione”
by Dr. Jimmy Gutman MD FACEP

Acute bronchitis is almost always caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Coughing, chest pains, fever and chills are common complaints. In the healthy individual, it is usually a short-lived illness that clears up once the infection is overcome. If the infection is bacterial or mycoplasmal, antibiotics may be required. Occasionally inflammation remains, leading to a post-inflammatory cough that may persist for weeks. Inhaled steroids are often prescribed for this condition. mphysema(described below), Like emphysema(described below) requiring frequent medical attention. Although it may be exacerbated by infectious disease, chronic bronchitis is usually caused by long-term exposure to lung irritants toxins, allergens or repeated bouts of acute bronchitis. By far the most common cause of chronic bronchitisis cigarette smoke.

Lungs exposed to tobacco smoke are subject to several pathological processes. One of the most damaging is the dysfunction or loss of cilia lining the airways. Cilia are microscopic hair-like structures that trap and remove dust, mucus and other debris. A single puff of a cigarette can paralyze these hairs, increasing the lung injury and infection. As chronic bronchitis progresses, the lung’s ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide diminishes. The attempt to compensate for the loss of pulmonary function increases energy demands, causing the chest muscles to work harder and the heart to pump faster. This in turn can lead to secondary diseases such as pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and emphysema.

Emphysema progresses slowly over time and is usually the result of prior lung disease. Typical symptoms are a chronic cough and shortness of breath. Although it may occasionally be caused by hereditary factors, environmental exposures, chronic asthma or chronic bronchitis, emphysema most often results from years of heavy smoking. It is the most common cause of death from respiratory disease in North America.

Emphysema shares many symptoms with chronic bronchitis. In fact, the two diseases usually overlap to some degree. They are often classed together under the heading disease). However, they differ anatomically. Emphysema results in irreversible damage to alveoli-tiny sac-like structures where the actual exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs. Alveoli are counted in the millions, like bubbles in a bath. Emphysema causes them to burst one by one, and then coalesce into fewer, larger sacs. As a result, their total surface area dwindles, reducing the volume of air that can be exchanged with each breath.

Most lung diseases are characterized by weak antioxidant activity and impaired glutathione-related enzyme systems. Starting from that well-studied fact, a group of French a researchers used glutathione screening as a way to predict possible pulmonary disease. They tested subjects for the absence of a gene (GSTMı) responsible for a specific, glutathione enzyme (about 47% of the French population lacks this gene). They found that heavy smokers with moderate chronic bronchitis were missing this gene 66% of the time and that smokers with severe chronic bronchitis were deficient in 71% of cases. They concluded that factors diminishing glutathione function-in this case a hereditary factor-put individuals at greater risk of respiratory problems.

Other studies determined that COPD patients were highly sensitive to low levels after even gentle exercise, demonstrating the precarious balance of lutathione in their bodies, and the great importance of maintaining dequate stores. Hansen and his team at Odense University in Denmark conducted a double-blind study of the general well-being of patients with mild chronic bronchitis. They gave them oral Na during the winter months, and placebo to a similar group. Of the two, the glutathione-enhanced health questionnaire). Other research teams have studied the use of oral NAC as a preventative measure. Although it didn’t significantly reduce the number of chronic bronchitis attacks, it greatly reduced their symptoms and their number of days off work.

In a large, open study of over two thousand a patients, Volkl and Schneider from Hanover Medical School in Germany showed that the use of NAC led to clear improvements in symptoms and pulmonary function. The four-week study included patients with acute chronic bronchitis, ronchialasthma and emphysema. All groups experienced similar relief from their disease.

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“Pharmacologists are investigating the use of inhaled glutathione to prevent the onset or progression of emphysema in smokers. As a glutathione precursor, NAC is receiving equal attention. Double blind studies in smokers using NAC demonstrate the enhanced ability of their lungs to clear away thick secretions in their airways.

R.B. Balansky at the Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in Italy exposed rats to high levels of cigarette smoke. This led to decreased body weight, intense pathological damage of the terminal airways, inflammation of the bronchial and bronchiolar linings, alveolar damage, emphysema, white blood cell abnormalities and pre-cancerous lesions. Rats given daily NAC at the same time suffered significantly less damage, demonstrating the protective role of glutathione against lung damage and the onset of cancer.

Smokers are also more prone to the development of infectious bronchitis and pneumonia. Chronic bronchitis in smokers results in increased bacterial colonization. Treatment with NAC has decreased both the frequency of infectious episodes and the virulence of the bacteria.”

NAC and the Side Effect

NAC has been used in AIDS research since the early 1990’s when it was found that HIV patients become profoundly glutathione deficient. Much data has resulted from studies at the National Institute of Health, Stanford University, and many other highly respected institutions around the world.

NAC therapy has two common problems: firstly, it is a pharmaceutical drug and carries a certain toxicity itself; secondly, NAC-induced GSH levels reach a rapid peak and decline within hours. The drug is thus described as having a short half-life. Rapid peaks are often followed by a rapid drop, often to below normal levels. To maintain constantly elevated GSH levels, NAC must be swallowed or injected several times per day, and this is very hard on the body. Many people eating NAC report unwanted symptoms, including rash, wheezing, nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea. Others find the smell and taste unacceptable. Although rare, death has been reported in association with NAC. However, it is still the most commonly used way to raise glutathione levels in clinical settings.”

Drugs NAC and OTC can raise glutathione levels, but their effects are short-lived. These pharmaceutical drugs also have little nutritional value. Whey proteins have excellent nutritional value but usually lack glutathione precursors. The ideal source of dietary cysteine should be natural, nutritional, bioactive, and undenatured and As many of you are aware, whey protein, especially whey protein isolates (over 90% protein), are sometimes referred to as the “perfect” proteins because they contain all the essential amino acids required for your body’s protein synthesis.

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