A customer asked me to help her, as she was diagnosed with Crypstogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP). This is an excerpt from National Institute of Health (NIH). It is important to understand about a diesase process, especially if someone had been hospitalized over and over again.
In the realm of lung diseases, one condition that demands attention is Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP). Formerly known as bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP), COP falls under the category of idiopathic diffuse interstitial lung diseases.
The term COP was coined by Davison et al. in 1983, with further elaboration on the disease provided by Epler et al. in 1985, under the term BOOP. This condition is believed to be a consequence of alveolar injury and is characterized by the formation of organized buds of granulation tissue that obstruct the alveoli.
COP presents itself with various symptoms, including persistent cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and fever. Due to its non-specific symptoms, it can often be misdiagnosed or overlooked. Therefore, it is crucial to seek medical attention if you experience any respiratory distress or persistent symptoms.
Diagnosis typically involves a combination of imaging tests such as chest X-rays or CT scans, along with pulmonary function tests and blood work to rule out other possible causes. A definitive diagnosis can be made through a lung biopsy.
Treatment for COP usually involves corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and promote healing within the lungs. In most cases, patients respond well to this treatment approach. However, it's important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding medication usage and any necessary lifestyle adjustments. There are many herbs for our respiratory health. It is important to check with your Natural health provider which one can boost good immunity to respiratory diseases.
As always, it's essential to consult with your healthcare professional for accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment options based on your specific condition.
Take care of your respiratory health,
Your Medical Insights Team
Maria Angeles, RN Holistic practitioner