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Salt Machine: Helping You Breathe Easier

Do you suffer from a respiratory condition? Do you have trouble breathing? Do you often get lung infections? If yes to any of these questions, Saltair is right for you.

What is Saltair? It is a salt machine that uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to produce and release microscopic salt particles into the surrounding air. How is this beneficial? The salt particles being released into the air increase the amount of salt you are inhaling. This increases the amount of salt in your lungs, which has many health benefits, most beneficial for people suffering from chronic or acute respiratory conditions. Some of the positive effects this therapy provides are:

  • It dilutes mucus, making it much easier to clear any trapped debris and/or pathogens within the lungs.
  • It has anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral effects, helping the body kill or neutralize any invading pathogens.
  • It decreases inflammation and helps regulate a proper immune response within the lungs.
  • Promotes better sleep and blood oxygenation
  • It helps to normalize blood pressure and increases well-being.

Saltair salt therapy

This machine is an affordable and small device, making its use anywhere in your home effortless. Its small size makes it easy to place anywhere, and its light weight and easy setting makes it easy to move around. This allows you to move it to living areas during the day, and to your bedroom at night, if necessary; however it is more indicated to have two separate devices for living room / office and bedroom. Additionally, the Saltair device is completely silent, so you can ensure it will not disrupt your sleeping. With the salt particles being released throughout the day or night wherever you may be close to the unit, you get your therapy without even knowing or feeling that it’s even happening.

Salt therapy is a natural treatment and it has NO side effects. When using a salt machine, not only are you getting very many health benefits, but you are not harming your body in any way, as there are no side effects and no negative interactions. The negative ions of salt generated by the Saltair machine neutralize the airborne pollutants and allergens, cleansing also the air you breathe.  Your whole family can benefit from the wonderful benefits that salt therapy can offer. It is recommended in all ages, from acute to chronic respiratory diseases, including in snoring and healthy individuals. Salt therapy strengthen the respiratory immunity and it is highly recommended in family with kids.  

This therapy’s positive effects are cumulative, resulting in a much stronger positive response with more use. Considering how practical use of the salt machine is, achieving this maximal response is very doable. Whether you are suffering from a chronic or acute respiratory illness, this therapy is an amazing way to feel yourself again. From something as simple as the common cold, to severe respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis, breathing easier and feeling better seems too good to be true, but salt therapy makes it very possible.

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Understanding and Treating COPD

Understanding and Treating COPD

COPD stands for "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" and if you have it you need to know that it cannot be cured,  but it can be managed and pretty well controlled. Having COPD should not keep you from having an enjoyable life.

COPD  symptoms include many debilitating symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough and poor lung function. Under its umbrella the term COPD includes other chronic respiratory diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In chronic bronchitis the lining of the breathing tubes become inflamed and lots of mucus is being produced and coughed up. With emphysema, the walls of the air sacs in the lungs are broken down and more air is trapped inside. Many people have both, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

As we age, our lung function slowly declines each year, but for some people there is a rapid decline and this is happening especially in people who smoke cigarettes. Smoking is not the only important factor in COPD. Exposure to irritants and fumes, increased air pollution or dusty environment can also play an important role in developing COPD. Some people may also inherit a genetic predisposition in developing COPD.

How is COPD diagnosed

Early diagnosis and treatment makes a difference in managing COPD. At the beginning the only sign can be a dry cough or a mild breathing difficulty, that usually people attribute them to aging or being out of shape. Breathing difficulty is not a normal sign of aging and people should consult their doctor. As a result of ignoring symptoms, people with COPD are not being diagnosed until the disease is advanced. Early symptoms of COPD can be:

wheezing when exhale

shortness of breath or air hunger or heaviness while breathing

increased sputum or phlegm that is usually coughed up

persistent cough

– felling tired, fatigued or lacking energy

– trouble sleeping, restlessness or not rested in the morning

– needing for more pillows or sleeping in a chair to avoid shortness of breath

– swelling of the ankles due to low blood oxygenation

The goals in COPD treatment are:

  • relieving symptoms

  • slowing the progress of the disease

  • preventing and treating complications

  • and improving well-being

These will include some lifestyle changes. First step is to quit smoking and avoid lung irritants, second-hand smoke, fumes or toxic substances. Quitting smoking can be difficult, so you may consider joining a group, ask your family and friends to support you in your effort to quit.

You may have trouble eating enough due to the breathing difficulty and fatigue. You may need to follow a nutrition plan to get all the nutrients that you need. You may need to eat smaller and more frequent meals, rest before eating and supplement with vitamins and minerals.

You may find it hard to have physical activity but this can strengthen the muscles that help breathing and improve wellbeing.

Take care of the air you breathe! You can use air filters to filter the air for dust and other pollutants. Use a humidifier or dehumidifier, depending what is needed to keep normal level of humidity in the indoor air.   

Consider using home salt therapy that will help in cleaning your respiratory system and expel the sputum, reduce inflammation and help you breathe easier. The salt particles also help in cleaning the indoor air you breathe.

The usual medication in COPD includes:

  • Bronchodilators – help to relax the smooth muscles around airways and helps you to breathe easier. Depending on the severity of your COPD, this medication can be short-acting or long-acting. The short-acting bronchodilators are prescribed in mild COPD and use it only when symptoms occur.

  • Glucocorticosteroids (steroids) – help to reduce the inflammation in the respiratory system; usually they are prescribed together with a bronchodilator for a trial period of few months to check if the addition of steroid helps to relieve breathing problems.

In severe COPD, with low level of oxygen in the blood, oxygen therapy can help restore the oxygen level and improve over all condition.   

People with COPD are at higher risk for pneumonia and your doctor may suggest a pneumococcal vaccine. Home salt therapy is of great help here because the salt particles help in cleaning the mucus and have anti-bacterial properties; stagnant mucus or sputum / phlegm increase the risk in developing bacterial infection.

Pulmonary rehabilitation or rehab is program that helps you improve breathing and wellbeing, through physical and breathing exercises, disease management training and nutritional and psychological counselling. The program involves nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and dietitians.