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Respiratory System

A Functional Approach to COVID-19

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to reevaluate so much of our lives, to focus on those we love, and what is most important. As an act of self-preservation and as an act of service to all our friends, neighbours, co-workers, and fellow West Australians it is imperative that we now, more than ever, focus…

Treatment of Klebsiella bacteria and its symptoms

Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) are bacteria that normally live in your intestines and faeces. They are harmless when they’re in your intestines but if they spread to another part of your body, they can cause severe infections.  If your immune system is weakened or you have been using antibiotics for a long while, you are…

Histamine Intolerance – Signs and symptoms of histamine intolerance and natural treatment for allergies and skin conditions

April 27 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Respiratory System, Skin Disorders,

Histamine intolerance is often a key underlying cause of skin conditions and allergies that affect people in Perth and Australia-wide.  Histamine intolerances are often caused by bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, low methylation, a poor functioning DAO enzyme in the gut, high oxalates, and insufficiency of key nutrients such as B6 that support the clearance of histamine.…

Sinusitis

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Respiratory System,

Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Sinusitis is classed by inflammation and infection of one or more of the four paranasal sinuses that causes impaired sinus mucous clearance. Sinus cavities provide a perfect breeding ground for infection as the openings into the nasal passages are very small. Sinusitis may be acute or chronic.  Sinusitis can be a…

Otitis Media – Glue Ear

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Respiratory System,

Chronic otitis media also known as glue ear occurs when fluid accumulates in the middle ear as a result of poor drainage of the Eustachian tubes. It often occurs in children after recurrent bouts of acute ear infections where the mucous membrane continues to produce fluid. Over time the fluid may become thick and glue-like,…

Cystic Fibrosis

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Respiratory System,

Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Cystic fibrosis is a multi-system autosomal-recessive genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestine. It is characterised by abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across epithelial membranes, leading to thick, viscous solutions. The disease is chronic and progressively worsens over time, although prognosis is improving with due to earlier…

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Respiratory System,

Chronic Bronchitis – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that refers to a number of chronic progressive lung diseases that prevent proper breathing. The principle COPD’s are chronic bronchitis or emphysema (also, chronic irreversible asthma).  COPD is caused by recurrent injury to the airway, mainly from smoking or…

Asthma

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Respiratory System,

Asthma – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Asthma is chronic inflammation of the airways associated with excess swelling, mucous and bronchospasm, resulting in reversible obstruction of airflow. It may be classified as atopic or intrinsic, depending on whether symptoms are triggered by allergens. Atopic asthma is triggered by exposure to airborne allergens (e.g. pollens, animal dander,…

Hayfever & Allergies

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Respiratory System,

Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Allergic Rhinitis, commonly referred to as Hayfever results in inflammation and irritation of the nasal mucosal linings caused by an allergic reaction, leading to nasal discharge or blocked nose. Hayfever occurs when an allergen (e.g. grass pollens, dust mites, animal hair) is inhaled by an individual with high circulating IgE antibodies.…