According to the National Emphysema Foundation, an estimated 3.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with emphysema and more than 11 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Chronic emphysema is very dangerous because there is no cure. Fortunately, salt therapy is a drug free treatment that can help you overcome the disease and give you long-term benefits as well.
Emphysema is a disease affecting the lungs. In pulmonary emphysema sufferers, the tissues of the lungs are destroyed gradually leading to failure of the lungs and eventually death. The most prominent symptom of emphysema is difficulty in breathing which gets worse with the passage of time. Other symptoms include a loose cough, chest tightness, sore throat, neck pain, difficulty swallowing, wheezing and difficulty breathing. Anticholinergics, bronchodilators, steroid medication (inhaled or oral), and supplemental oxygen are used to treat the disease. However, many of these medications have harmful side effects.
Salt therapy at The Salt Room® brings relief to emphysema sufferers by improving lung function. The salt particles absorb edema from the mucosa lining the airway passages. The airway passage widens and inflammation is reduced. Blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles are unclogged and the normal transport of mucus is restored making breathing easier. Salt therapy clears your respiratory tract from allergens like pollen and tobacco smoke. It reduces infection in the lungs by destroying bacteria and germs. Salt therapy also strengthens your immune system and builds up your resistance to disease.
Clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine report:
“Inhalation of hypertonic saline produces a sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function. This treatment may protect the lung from insults that reduces mucus clearance and reduces lung disease”. Salt therapy which is an ideal blend of science and nature helps to reduce lung infection and improve your breathing.