How to treat Emphysema with Xanax?
Do you have a friend or a family member who smokes a lot or whenever you meet with them they always have cigarettes in their hand and they often struggle with anxiety. If yes, then this article is for you.
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Sometimes you may never know about how someone is struggling with some unknown disease.So, there's a huge possibility that they are suffering from some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema.
People with this emphysema experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks and often prefer isolation besides, they face troubles while breathing and also due to insufficient oxygen in the body they become dizzy, weak and cause hypoxia.
So for temporary relief of anxiety symptoms which also include shortness of breath, doctors may prescribe benzodiazepines medication including alprazolam (xanax) and clonazepam (Klonopin).
WHAT IS EMPHYSEMA?
It is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in which alveolar walls damage, weaken or rupture due to which respiratory surfaces decrease. One of the major causes is smoking cigarettes and the worst thing about this, that it cannot be reversed once it develops.
However, we can minimise the effect of emphysema and also by taking care of our body. Therefore, we shouldn't smoke or stay near the smoke.
When we inhale the oxygen, our chest expands,as the alveoli stretches which draws oxygen inside and transporting it into the body,when we exhale, the alveoli shrink,and carbon dioxide gets out of the body.
When a person with emphysema breath the alveoli cannot support bronchial tubes.Therefore, The tubes collapse and cause a blockage,which traps oxygen in lungs. As there's very less alveoli, less oxygen will be able to move inside the blood.
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF EMPHYSEMA?
Shortness of breath
Continuation of feeling of not getting enough oxygen
Long-term mucus production
Tightness of chest
HOW IS EMPHYSEMA DIAGNOSED?
We cannot diagnose emphysema on the basis of merely symptoms, we need to do proper tests to diagnose such as,
Spirometry or pulmonary function test (PFT)
Arterial blood gas
Lastly, onesimple test is to tap on your chest and listen with a stethoscope for a hollow sound. This means that air is being trapped in your lungs.
Medical and Non-medical treatments
Saddest part of this disorder is that people aren't aware about this and they do not realise that they have such a disorder. But once someone becomes irresistible of cigarette smoking that means they need therapy.
Doctors have multiple sets of therapies including sessions, talk sessions, interviews and group sessions as well.
You feel relaxed there with more people like you. Besides, in most of the severe cases doctors recommend medicine to reduce anxiety level and remove the thought of having a cigarette. The medicine usually belongs to benzodiazepine drug classification and the most popular one is Xanax (Alprazolam).
Now, why Xanax?
First, it comes in multiple dosages that makes it available for all ages. And doctors can modify the medication according to the condition
It is widely available, Alprazolam is not new to psychiatrists. It has been used widely in hospitals to give shots to the patient before and after surgeries.
Thirst, the medicine has limited and less severe side-effects if you use it properly.
I hope now you know about the unknown disorder. So, if you know someone who is struggling with cigarette addiction then help your friend. Tell them to go for medical treatment or some therapies.