Unmasking Long COVID: The Unseen Battle in the Lungs

Emerging research reveals lung damage may be the hidden culprit behind many long COVID symptoms. Explore the science linking lung inflammation, scarring, immune dysregulation and vascular changes to persistent symptoms.

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8/6/20237 min read

frequencies that I use to clear lung mucus and fight long covid
frequencies that I use to clear lung mucus and fight long covid

Could Your Lungs Be the Unsuspected Battlefield in Long COVID?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been grappling with a new health mystery: Long COVID. This condition, characterized by a range of symptoms that persist for weeks or even months after the acute phase of the virus, has affected millions of people worldwide. But what if the key to understanding Long COVID lies hidden deep within our bodies, in the very airways that the virus first invades?

As a survivor of COVID-19, I've experienced first-hand the insidious nature of this disease. The onset of symptoms was slow, almost imperceptible. I found myself grappling with an unshakeable fatigue, a lingering cough, and a sense of breathlessness that seemed to persist no matter how much rest I got. It was as if an unseen battle was being waged within my body, a battle that I was losing day by day. Little did I know, the real fight was taking place in my lungs.

The Hidden Enemy: COVID-19 and the Lungs

COVID-19, a virus that has affected millions worldwide, has a particularly insidious effect on the lungs. But what exactly does it do to our respiratory system?

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, COVID-19 can cause severe complications such as pneumonia and, in the most severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). These conditions can lead to lasting harm to the lungs and other organs. The pneumonia associated with COVID-19 is particularly severe, often affecting both lungs and leading to fluid-filled air sacs. This limits their ability to take in oxygen, causing symptoms like shortness of breath and cough. Even after recovery, the lung damage may result in breathing difficulties that can take months to improve1.

A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine revealed that up to 11% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had fibrotic patterning in their lungs after recovery from the acute illness. This fibrotic patterning could be indicative of interstitial lung disease, a group of diseases characterized by lung scarring that makes it difficult to breathe and get oxygen into the bloodstream2.

How Has COVID-19 Changed Your Perception of Health?

These findings underscore the severity of COVID-19's impact on the lungs. It's not just about surviving the virus, but also about dealing with the long-term effects that can drastically affect one's quality of life. This brings us to an important question: How has COVID-19 changed your perception of health?

Footnotes

  1. Johns Hopkins Medicine - What Coronavirus Does to the Lungs

  2. American Thoracic Society - Study Reveals Extent of Residual Lung Damage After COVID-19 Hospitalization

The Long COVID Conundrum

Long COVID, also known as Post-COVID Conditions (PCC), is a broad term that encompasses a variety of signs, symptoms, and conditions that persist or develop after an initial COVID-19 infection. This phenomenon has been recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the CDC, among other health organizations.

Long COVID can manifest in a multitude of ways, with symptoms lasting weeks, months, or even years. It's not exclusive to those who experienced severe COVID-19 illness; anyone who has been infected with the virus can potentially experience it. Interestingly, even individuals who never tested positive for the virus or knew they were infected can exhibit symptoms of Long COVID.

One of the most commonly reported symptoms of Long COVID is fatigue that interferes with daily life. This fatigue is often accompanied by a range of other symptoms, including difficulty breathing, cough, chest pain, and heart palpitations. These symptoms, particularly the respiratory ones, suggest a link to lung damage caused by the initial COVID-19 infection.

But what does this mean for individuals living with Long COVID? Are their lungs forever compromised, or is there a path to recovery? Let's delve deeper into the impact of COVID-19 on the lungs and how it contributes to the mystery that is Long COVID.

frequencies that I use to fight long covid and battle lung congestion
frequencies that I use to fight long covid and battle lung congestion

The Sticky Situation: Mucus Buildup in the Lungs

Did you know that the mucus in your lungs could be a silent enemy? As we delve into the effects of COVID-19 on the lungs, it's crucial to understand the role of mucus. Mucus, or phlegm, is a normal part of our respiratory system. It traps dust, bacteria, viruses, and other harmful particles, preventing them from reaching our lungs. However, when the balance is disrupted, it can turn from a protector to a problem.

COVID-19 has a unique way of disrupting this balance. According to study by Stanford University scientists, COVID-19 leads to the production of a particularly sticky, gummy type of mucus in the lungs. This mucus is so viscous that it sticks in the lungs instead of being cleared out by coughing, contributing to the infamous "dry cough" of COVID-19. The researchers found that the sputum of severe COVID-19 patients had elevated amounts of three polymers, including DNA and a carbohydrate called hyaluronan, which soak up water and agglomerate into gelatinous tangles. These tangles impair oxygen exchange and thicken sputum to the point where expelling it presents a significant challenge.

This sticky mucus situation is not just uncomfortable; it's dangerous. The buildup of mucus in the lungs creates an environment conducive to bacterial growth, leading to secondary infections. It also blocks the airways, reducing the amount of oxygen that can reach the lungs. Over time, this can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), both of which are common in severe cases of COVID-19.

But why is this mucus buildup often overlooked in treatment? One reason is that it's not easy to detect. The buildup is gradual, and the symptoms – such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and a persistent cough – can be easily attributed to other causes. Furthermore, the sticky mucus is difficult to remove, making treatment challenging.

In the face of this sticky situation, it's crucial to find ways to manage and reduce mucus buildup in the lungs. This is where my personal journey and discovery of certain supplements come into play. But before we delve into that, let's take a closer look at the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the lungs.

The Aftermath: Residual Lung Damage Post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has been known to cause significant damage to the lungs, but what happens after recovery? A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine sought to answer this question. The researchers found that a significant percentage of COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital had a type of fibrotic lung damage, known as interstitial lung disease, that requires ongoing follow-up care. This damage was found in patients who had varying degrees of COVID-19 severity at hospital admission.

Interstitial lung disease refers to a broad group of diseases characterized by lung scarring, including idiopathic lung fibrosis. This scarring makes it difficult to breathe and get oxygen into the bloodstream. The lung damage from this group of diseases may be irreversible and get worse over time. The researchers estimated that up to 11 percent of hospitalized COVID patients had fibrotic patterning after recovery from the acute illness. This suggests that a substantial number of people discharged from a COVID hospitalization may also have fibrotic abnormalities in their lungs.

The implications of these findings are significant. For some people, these fibrotic patterns may be stable or resolve, while for others they may lead to longer-term lung fibrosis progression, worse quality of life, and decreased life expectancy. This highlights the importance of closely following at-risk patients, including repeat radiological imaging and lung function testing.

The question then arises: How can we manage this residual lung damage, especially in the context of Long COVID? This is where your personal regimen comes into play.

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My Journey to Recovery: A Personal Battle Against Long COVID

Have you ever felt like you were fighting an invisible enemy? That's how I felt when I was dealing with Long COVID. The symptoms were there, but the cause was elusive. It felt like I was in a constant battle with my own body. But I didn't give up. I was determined to reclaim my health and my life.

One of the most challenging aspects of Long COVID for me was the buildup of mucus in my lungs. It was a slow and insidious process that gradually made breathing more difficult. I knew I had to find a way to clear this mucus if I wanted to recover.

That's when I discovered Solgar L-Cysteine and Nutricost NAC. These supplements, which I took every night before going to sleep, were instrumental in helping me clear the mucus from my lungs. When my condition was really bad, I would take two L-Cysteine pills and two NAC pills. Over time, I noticed a significant improvement in my lung health.

But the supplements were just part of my recovery regimen. I also used the Rife Spooky 2 system, a frequency therapy device that I believe played a crucial role in my recovery. I ran lung detoxification, decongestion, and other lung frequencies for almost two consecutive months. It was a slow process, but I could feel the improvement in my lungs over time.

The two pictures in this blog show the exact frequencies that I had to run on my Rife Spooky 2. It took several months of trial and error to fine-tune these frequencies. But the effort was worth it. I believe these frequencies, in combination with my supplements, were key to my recovery from Long COVID.

If you're interested in learning more about the supplements I used and the frequencies I ran on my Rife Spooky 2, you can check out my detailed guide here. I believe this information could be helpful to others who are struggling with Long COVID and looking for ways to improve their lung health.

Remember, this is just my personal experience. Everyone's body is different, and what worked for me may not work for everyone. But I believe it's important to share our experiences and learn from each other. After all, we're all in this together.

The Battle Continues

Long COVID is a complex and multifaceted condition that can affect different people in different ways. For many, like me, it's a battle that involves the lungs. The buildup of sticky mucus in the lungs can lead to breathing difficulties and contribute to the fatigue and other symptoms associated with Long COVID.

But there is hope. Through a combination of supplements, frequency therapy, and perseverance, I was able to significantly improve my lung health and alleviate my Long COVID symptoms. I believe that by sharing our experiences and learning from each other, we can help each other navigate this challenging journey.

Remember, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment regimen. And while it can be a slow and frustrating process, don't lose hope. Keep fighting, keep exploring, and keep believing in your ability to reclaim your health.

Disclaimer

This blog post is based on my personal experience and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment regimen. The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.