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Ditch the Earplugs: Trying Salt Therapy for Snoring

It’s your favorite time of the day. After a long work day and finishing the errands along with chores that need to be done, you’re finally ready to sink into your comfy mattress and fall asleep. Everything is blissfully silent, and you’re just about to sink into a deep sleep, until you hear your partner start snoring. You start gently shaking them, hoping that they’ll wake up and stop snoring. No luck. Sighing, you grab your ear plugs and try your best to fall asleep.snoring

What is snoring?

Snoring is the vibration of your respiratory parts that usually forms a very loud sound due to obstructed breathing while sleeping. In most cases, snoring becomes loud, unpleasant, and often leaves the person feeling insecure when it comes to sleeping next to a partner. It doesn’t help the other party either. It can leave both of you feeling exhausted and frustrated. Not only does snoring make it hard to get a good night’s sleep, people who snore are more irritable and have trouble concentrating. While snoring is very common, excessive snoring needs to be tended to. It can lead to more serious issues such as heart disease, increased blood pressure, and sleep apnea. Many people just accept snoring for the nuisance it is, but there is a very beneficial treatment to help prevent snoring. Salt therapy for snoring is one of the best options for this ongoing problem.

Stop snoring today with salt therapy!

A lot of people use mouthpieces that position the jaw in a certain way so the snoring stops. While they certainly help, they are often very uncomfortable and irritating to put in.  Salt therapy has become a favored treatment because it’s non-invasive, contains no side effects, and there is no added discomfort to the patient. There are many spas that offer this treatment, but salt therapy can even be done in your own bedroom with the purchase of a salt machine. The salt machine is a small and portable device that will regularly dispense microscopic salt particles, which are then inhaled deep into the lungs.  It clears the airways and improves airflow. Once exposed to salt therapy and doing it continuously, the respiratory system and the muscles in it begin to strengthen. When the muscles in the throat and mouth become stronger, it can restrict them from relaxing too much while sleeping. Since the muscles won’t relax as much, it can completely reduce and even eliminate the vibrations that cause the snoring.
Salt therapy in bedroom

Believe it or not, there are actually different types of snoring. Snorers are often put into two categories: mouth snorers and nasal snorers. While both snorers can benefit from doing salt therapy, nasal snorers are the ones who greatly benefit. Since their nasal passages are blocked, it’s almost impossible to breathe in through the nose, leaving the body no choice but to start breathing through the mouth, which then results in snoring.  Salt therapy can also help with this. Because the salt contains negative ions, it will attract the water particles to it. The thick mucus will moisten and thin out, making it easy to blow out.  Salt also contains anti-inflammatory elements. Swollen airways and nasal passages often are often painful to breathe through. Salt therapy will relieve the inflammation and make breathing easier once again.

After all the sleep you’ve been missing out on, salt therapy will also leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. As previously mentioned, salt contains negative ions. Negative ions can usually only be found around places such as beaches and waterfalls. Breathing in these ions while you sleep will leave a relaxed effect on the body and have you waking up feeling refreshed instead of fatigued.  In addition to that, the negative ions also increase serotonin levels in the bloodstream. Serotonin is responsible for relieving stress, boosting energy, and improving overall mood. You’ll have a smile on your face even before you have your morning coffee!

While snoring is a very common thing, if it becomes excessive it can create problems. Health problems, relationship problems, problems that can easily vanish when try out salt therapy. This natural treatment will give you the sleep you deserve without it being uncomfortable. It will strengthen the muscles inside the airways, make nasal snorers less congested, and let your body unwind and rest, all while you’re sleeping. Because this treatment has no side effects, it’s safe and usable for all members in the household. It’s time to make snoring a problem of the past. Throw out those earplugs and try out salt therapy today!

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Home Salt Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis and COPD

Cystic fibrosis, also known as mucoviscidosis is a genetic disorder where the autosomal recessive gene is affected. The disease affects the lungs, heart, pancreas, liver and intestines. It is characterized by abnormal transport of sodium and chloride through epithelium, making the secretions thick and viscous.

The first indication of cystic fibrosis are salty skin, poor growth, thick sticky mucus, frequent respiratory infections, persistent cough and shortness of breath. Frequent lungs and sinus infections result from clogging because of the thick sticky mucus, reduce ciliary mobility and inflammation.

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The lungs of persons with cystic fibrosis are infected and colonised with bacteria from an early age. These types of bacteria and their characteristics change and develop in time in persons with cystic fibrosis, because they have a perfect environment in the thick viscous mucus and they develop resistance to commonly used antibiotics.

COPD, on the other hand, includes under its umbrella other chronic respiratory diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD stands for "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" and symptoms include many debilitating symptoms: shortness of breath, cough of thick mucus and poor lung function. 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.

The respiratory complications can be reduced using salt therapy. Hypertonic saline solution is used in hospitals to help in clearing the thick stagnant mucus and avoid infection. The long-term salt aerosol exposure in home salt therapy, provides exposure during the night sleep, when the micro particles of salt slowly deposit on the respiratory mucosa. It helps to make the thick mucus more fluid, unclogs the airways, fight bacteria, viruses and reduces the inflammation.  Using Saltair, home salt therapy device, will create a seashore microenvironment in your own house helping you to breathe better naturally.

For more info, please visit www.HomeSaltTherapy.com or call 519-641-7258

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SaltAir – A Natural Home Relief in Asthma

How salt air can help you with your asthma symptoms, wheezing or shortness of breath?

The answer is really simple. The microscopic particles of salt generated by SaltAir penetrate deep into your lungs, through breathing and fluidize the mucus and open the airways. It kills bacteria, viruses or fungi and reduces inflammation. The tiny salt particles reach the lung alveoli and improve blood oxygenation and induce better sleep and overall well-being. Long-term treatment strengthens the respiratory system's immunity and improves breathing.

SaltAir is an ultrasonic particle dispenser that converts saline solution into under two microns salt particles and ions. They are dispersed into the indoor air for normal breathing. Easy to use and effective! No mask on the face, non-invasive, no side effects!… just Effective!

Watch this three minutes explanatory video about how does SaltAir – Home Salt Therapy work!

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Health Benefits of Saffron in Breathing Difficulty and Shortness of Breath

Saffron is a reddish-golden colored spice collected from styles and stigmas of the flower of saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). It is utilized mainly as a spice and seasoning agent in cooking or as a coloring agent due to its beautiful yellow-orange color. Saffron also offers several health benefits making it one of nature’s most effective and most expensive herbs.

The saffron crocus is indigenous to the Mediterranean and Western Asia, and the main reason saffron has a significant cost is the fact its production is incredibly labor demanding.

Saffron’s healing effects were acknowledged since historical times in these cultures, and was utilized to ease stomach aches, enhance blood circulation and ease difficult breathing or shortness of breath.

Health Benefits of Saffron in Breathing Difficulty and Shortness of Breath  

Among the multiple health benefits of saffron are: eases breathing in asthma attacks, improves lung and blood oxygenation, relieves whooping cough, croup cough, shortness of breath. Helps to fluidize thick mucus in the respiratory system and lungs being recommended in cystic fibrosis or respiratory infections. It also helps in depressive disorders, atherosclerosis, in learning and memory retention, and lots of other health issues. Its natural carotenoids and antioxidants components, crocin, are considered liable for enhancing arthritis, enhancing eye and vision and numerous other saffron’s health advantages.

Saffron has a distinct flavor that comes from the chemical compounds picrocrocin, and safranal. Saffron can be used in tea and cooking, especially used with rice. One amazing recipe, even though very elaborated but worth to try, is the Iranian Jeweled Rice that you can find here. There are many much easier to cook saffron recipes online that you can try and include in your diet.

As Hippocrates says, "Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food" – very true indeed! 

 

 

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Halosense Inc – HomeSaltTherapy.com Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted

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Halosense Inc – HomeSaltTherapy.com Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted

London, ON September 18, 2014 — Halosense Inc, home salt therapy manufacturer and distributor, has recently been approved to display a doctor's seal of approval, a major benefit granted by consumer protection service Doctor Trusted.

To earn certification, Halosense Inc passed a strict application process that involves careful evaluation by a doctor of their website and any products or services offered. The review process involves predetermined criteria that include reasonable medical claims, fair pricing and return policy, easy-to-locate customer service and security of sensitive customer data, among others.

The entire process promotes consumer safety surrounding home salt therapy products and services, and helps Halosense Inc strengthen trust in their brand as an online health business. “We are very proud that we earned the Doctor Trusted certificate for our health products, confirming, once again, home salt therapy efficiency in respiratory diseases. We will continue as always to provide our customers with great products and service, being very happy to help people with breathing difficulty to breathe better naturally!” stated a company representative.

As Halosense Inc has passed all of predetermined criteria, they are now eligible to display a web seal of doctor approval on their webpage, which provides an easy, highly visible way for customers to check legitimacy on their own before making a purchase. This protects customers as well as business owners by elevating moral business practices and accountability.

For more information about Halosense Inc, visit the company online at http://www.SalineTherapy.com . To learn more about consumer protection through Doctor Trusted, visit their website at www.doctortrusted.org.

About the company: Halosense Inc is a Canadian corporation involved in research and development of home salt therapy products. Since its inception in 2005, Halosense Inc has helped thousands of people suffering from breathing problems to breathe easy, naturally.

 

 

 

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Understanding and Fighting Hay Fever

Hay Fever known in medicine as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and nasal airways to pollens of any kind of plants, including those used to make hay. The symptoms are similar to those of a common cold or flu: stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, inflammation of the nasal passages, sinusitis, breathing difficulty, increased clear watery mucus.

Allergic rhinitis refers generally to an allergic reaction caused by any type of allergen, such us pollen, dust, air pollution, animal dander (shed skin and hair), chemicals, etc.   

 

Allergy - Hay Fever - Allergic Rhinitis

Individuals with a sensitive immune system react to these allergens once they are inhaled. The allergens trigger the production of antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE) in such individuals, this causing the release of histamines and other chemicals, resulting in the allergic symptoms described above.

Allergies are very common today and increasing each year. Heredity, developing itself in decrease immunity with each generation, and environmental pollution contribute to a predisposition to allergies. Western countries are more affected and the trend is growing.

Hay fever is usually caused by pollen of specific seasonal plants, most common in spring. However, it is not unusual to suffer from hay fever throughout the year. The pollen that causes hay fever varies by regions and between individuals. The most predominant pollen is the tiny, almost invisible pollen from plants that are pollinated by wind and not those pollinated by insects. Those pollinated by insects have large pollens which are not airborne being too heavy.  

In Japan, the most commonly allergic pollen comes from two native Japanese tree species, used in massive reforestation after the World War II, cryptomeria and Japanese cypress trees.  

In North America, the most common allergic pollen is ragweed, late summer and fall.

What is the treatment in hay fever?… How are allergies diagnosed?
The goal is to prevent and reduce the symptoms in hay fever or allergic rhinitis, as there is not a real understanding of the cause of allergic reaction in western medicine.

Avoiding the allergen is the most effective measure, if it can be applied. To control symptoms, doctors prescribe intranasal corticosteroids, associated or not with oral antihistamines and decongestants. Long term treatment with corticosteroids is not recommended due to the side-effects of prolonged steroid therapy.

Nasal irrigation with saline solution can also help to wipe-off the allergens and clear the nasal passages.

Desensitization to allergens, by immunotherapy or allergy shots, can have some results if it is given for one full year, but it is discontinued if there is no improvement after five years.

Desensitization and increased immunity of respiratory mucosa to allergen have been seen in prolonged aerosol salt therapy. Using home salt therapy on a daily basis, for 7-8 hours a day, for at least three years, greatly improves the respiratory immunity to infections and allergens.  

Complications
Nasal allergy
due to its chronic nature, can cause recurrent sinusitis, malformation of the nasal passages, nasal polyps, otitis media and hearing problems, orthodontic problems and there is a high risk in developing allergic asthma, as the sensitive area grows from the nasal passages to lower respiratory tract.

 

 

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Understanding Emphysema

Emphysema is a long-term, chronic disease. People with emphysema have breathing difficulty, especially with exhaling the air out of the lungs. The most common cause for emphysema is smoking and quitting smoking reduces the progression of the disease.

Curios about what you can find in a cigarette, beside trouble breathing?

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Emphysema is part of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

What happens in emphysema?

Emphysema is diagnosed when the sensitive walls of the air sacs in the lungs are destroyed and usually it is irreversible; this damage occurs usually because of the toxins in cigarette smoke. The air become trapped in air pockets in the lungs and lungs become enlarged and breathing more difficult. They may break, damage and form scar tissue. During a lung function test, a person with emphysema will show a far longer time in emptying lungs than a person without emphysema.

Emphysema sufferers feel as there is an obstruction in emptying the lungs at exhalation and emphysema is the main form of COPD. The other form of COPD is chronic bronchitis.

Smoking is a major cause of emphysema but is not the only one. The deficiency of Alpha-1 antitrypsin is another cause found in about 3% of people suffering of emphysema, beside second hand smoke, air pollution, factory fumes and silica dust. Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a natural protein that circulates into blood and its main function is to keep the white cell from damaging normal tissue. From normal presence of alpha-1 antitrypsin white cells distinguish between normal tissue and invaders cells in infections.

What are the symptoms in emphysema?

There may be no symptoms for many years, but as disease progresses, shortness of breath (dyspnoea) may slowly develop. In early stages of emphysema dyspnoea may be present only with physical effort and later it may be present at rest as well. There may be recurring infections, pneumonia, chest infections, influenza and cold as the respiratory immunity is compromise.

What is the treatment in emphysema?

Emphysema is not a curable disease. However, symptoms can be relieved and slowed down its progression, with proper treatment.

            Quit smoking – smoking is the main cause and stopping smoking will help considerable to slow down progression

            Bronchodilators – such as Salbutamol, that relieves constriction in the air ways, breathing difficulty and coughing.

            Steroid sprays – helps with shortness of breath; however, they must be used with caution because of the great side effects, especially in long-term usage. Side effects include weakened bones or osteoporosis, elevated blood pressure, weight gain, cataracts and diabetes.

            Antibiotic therapy – recurrent chest infections require repetitive antibiotic treatments. These also have significant side effects in many people and decrease respiratory immunity.

            Natural therapy – Of great use here are natural therapies, such as breathing exercises, rehabilitation techniques and home salt therapy. These help in strengthening the lungs and make breathing easy. The aerosol salt particles in home salt therapy help to clean the excess mucus production, reduce the inflammation and fight bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Offering long-term exposure during night, it reduces the recurring episodes of lung and chest infections and provides quicker recovery from pneumonia. Home salt therapy helps the body's natural healing force to fight better against emphysema and slows the progression of the disease.  

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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.   

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BBC NEWS – Salt mines helps asthmatics

BBC News published an article about the help of speleotherapy (salt therapy) in respiratory diseases. People travel to salt mines in Ukraine and spend several hours a day breathing the salty air in a salt mine, 300 meters (~990ft) below the surface. They said they find great relief in their breathing difficulties… read more here: BBC NEWS – Salt mines helps asthmatics 

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Smoking? We care about the air you breathe!

Are you curios about the components of a cigarette? Check them below and see where else you can find them… batteries, solvents and cleaning products…?!…
Are you sure you want to breath all these?… in how many cigarettes a day?

However, being your decision we can only help to clean your lungs and get rid of the residual tar and smoking cough using home salt therapy. The salt aerosols help to clear the mucus and other residual tar from smoking, reduce inflammation, fight respiratory infections and maintain a good hygiene over the whole respiratory system. The salt micro particles penetrate deep into the lungs to alveoli and help in a better blood oxygenation. 

Smoking is the main cause of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD was the fifth leading cause of death in 2002 and it is estimated that the total deaths from COPD will increase by more than 30% in the next 10 years and becoming the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030, if no action is taken to reduce the undelying risk factors, mainly tabacco use.

www.SalineTherapy.com – Read more here and Breathe Better Naturally!