Asthma is a chronic illness that takes place within the airways of the lungs and bronchial tubes. Family history of allergies and asthma can be a risk factor for asthma. Asthma involves the inflammation of the airways which causes narrowing of airways and increased production of mucous. These impede breathing and may cause coughing, wheezing, chest pain or tightness and shortness of breath.
Such narrowing normally takes place with the presence of some triggers. Triggers effects cause obstructions within the airways, which doesn’t allow for easy flow of air in and out of the lungs. This then causes much wheezing and coughing and may cause an asthma attack.
- Inhaling fumes, tobacco-smoke, dust, pets dander, pollen, mold or other specific allergic triggers
- Pollution, changes in weather, high humidity, cold air or dry air
- Food allergy usually due to food additives, some medicines, fragrances
- Physical activities and exercise
- Strong emotions can cause hyperventilation and trigger an asthma attack
It is recommended to know your triggers and learn how to avoid them. When you cannot avoid the triggers watch out for an attack.
An asthma attack is the sudden onset and worsening of symptoms, as the smooth muscles within the airways constrict and tighten more than is normal. Severe wheezing, rapid breathing, feelings of anxiety, blue lips/nails and difficulty in talking are all symptoms of an asthma attack.
As there is no definite cure for asthma, the classical medical treatment is symptomatic in nature, usually anti-inflammatory medication. The goal is to control the disease through daily anti-inflammatory medication and rescue inhalers. Though most sufferers always have their rescue inhalers on hand to prevent an attack, it is wise to work long-term towards preventing an asthma attack through natural treatment options.
Breathing exercises are an excellent way to combat asthmatic symptoms, as is the use of salt therapy; both are natural and very effective. They ca also be used together to potentize the effects.
Even though prescription medications will bring immediate relief, salt therapy, due to its healing nature, brings a much more long-term effect by tackling the underlying issues that lead to asthmatic triggers and attacks.
Salt air therapy aids in:
- Strengthening respiratory immunity to allergens
- Killing off harmful bacteria or viruses
- Widening the airways by combatting inflammation
- Expelling and shifting any mucous build up in the airways, which open airways and prevents bacterial infection
- Reducing the IgE levels, which in turn prevents the body’s immune system from overreacting to any allergic triggers
The SaltAir device has been developed for home use in order to assist breathing sufferers with a more natural treatment, without side effects, easy to use and effective. The 7-8 hours nightly sessions, during the night sleep, will allow airways to clear, reduce inflammation and most symptoms to be kept at bay.