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Simple and Easy Treatment for Asthma Sufferers

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.

Triggers

  • 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.   

Asthma 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.

Treatment Options

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.

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Pneumonia – Detoxify and Heal Your Body Holistically

The Low Down On Pneumonia

The basic medical breakdown concerning pneumonia is a viral or bacterial infection within the lungs. This infection in turn affects the alveoli, which are the air sacs in the lungs, by filling it up with sticky mucous. As the sacs are over-run with mucous, breathing becomes really difficult, where other symptoms such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath as well as fatigue and lethargy may set in.

pneumonia infection

There are various types of viruses and bacteria that cause pneumonia, though leading a healthy active lifestyle coupled with good hygiene may aid in preventing it from setting in. Smoking is a huge abettor when it comes to weakening the resistance of the lungs which increases the risk of an infection.

Pneumonia Treatment

Most cases that are not as severe are normally treated with anti-biotics and lots of rest, though critical infections will require a hospital stay and treatment. At the end of the day anti-biotics are not good for the body and the immune system, as such, if the symptoms are not severe, then there are options of natural treatment of pneumonia on hand.

One of the best naturally and holistically means of treating pneumonia symptoms is utilising salt therapy. This type of therapy is completely safe, non-invasive as well as free of side-effects, which will support healing and lessen symptoms overall.

Utilising a device such as the SaltAir – Home Salt Therapy device will expose you respiratory system to small particles of salt which are inhaled into the lungs. As the salt acts as an anti-inflammatory agent with anti-bacterial properties as well, it aids in easing congestion and inflammation within the airways of the lungs.

As the salt particles move through the respiratory system, it causes for moisture to be attracted into the airways which allow for the congestion to clear up as the mucous is broken down. Salt therapy increases your body’s ability to drive out the mucous which allows for easier breathing.

Such treatment may even be a complimentary treatment option even when pneumonia symptoms may be severe, as it contains absolutely no side effects and may be utilised with medications and anti-biotics. It will help to heal and recover much better and quicker. When trying to keep your body healthy and recovering from an illness, always try to heal as naturally as possible. The less foreign bodies and medications we allow to enter into our systems, the stronger we will actually be.

 

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

The scientific name of cinnamon is ''Cinnamomum verum'' and comes from the Greek "Kinnamomon".

Cinnamon is used as a spice and for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It is documented in China 2700 BC, in India in the Ayurvedic medicine and later in Greece and during the Roman imperium.  

Cinnamon has many health benefits but here we will emphasize the benefits in respiratory diseases.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

Due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, cinnamon is a good ally in fighting respiratory infections such as sinus infection, bacterial infection, bronchitis, coughing, bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis, ear infection and recurrent respiratory infections. Being a powerful anti-bacterial, cinnamon is the best remedy in stomach flu and bacterial infections, fighting against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other strains of bacteria.

Preparations made with cinnamon oil can be used as a natural disinfectant or antimicrobial agent against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus oryzae, Penicillium digitatum to prevent respiratory or local infections. Cinnamon oil can prevent tooth decay and gum disease and can be found as a component in toothpaste, mouthwashes, chewing gum, etc.

Cinnamon is also a potent virus fighter, and research studies indicate benefits in fighting HIV, herpes virus and adenovirus that causes respiratory infections. Fungal respiratory infections can also benefit from its anti-fungal property.

Cinnamon is one of the top anti-oxidants in the world, with a value of over 250 000 μmol TE/100g. It helps to reduce the formation of free radicals that causes many diseases and helps in repairing organ damages, promoting good health.

Its antibacterial and healing infections in gastrointestinal (GI) tract is not to be left aside. However since Cinnamon removes both bad and good bacteria from the GI tract you should be careful to repopulate with good bacteria by drinking probiotic or eating fermented food after taking Cinnamon for a long period of time.

 

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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?

content of cigarette

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 Managing Cystic Fibrosis

Understanding and Managing Cystic Fibrosis

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.

cystic fibrosis affected organs

The name refers to scarring (fibrosis) and cyst formation within the pancreas that was first documented in 1930s. Due to the abnormal secretions, lung infections are frequent and breathing difficulty is the most serious symptom. Other cystic fibrosis symptoms are poor growth, enlarged heart, sinus infections, respiratory pulmonary diseases, digestive problems, infertility and abnormal pancreas function.

The first indication of cystic fibrosis are salty skin, poor growth and weight gain despite normal food intake, thick sticky mucus, frequent respiratory infections, persistent cough and shortness of breath.

Lungs and sinus infections result from clogging because of the thick sticky mucus, reduce ciliary mobility and inflammation.

Inflammation and repeated infections cause structural changes in the lungs leading to many symptoms; in early stages, constant coughing, increase phlegm production and decrease resistance to effort and physical exercise. In later stages, when structural changes in the lungs and airways occur, there are breathing difficulties and difficulty in getting enough oxygen to the blood (hypoxia). Coughing up blood, recurrent pneumonia, high blood pressure in the lungs, respiratory failure, heart failure, are other serious symptoms.

The para nasal passages and sinuses may also be affected due to the thick mucus and sinuses infections are common, together with their symptomatology, headache, facial pain, fever, nasal drainage. Nasal polyps are also very common to develop as a result of multiple sinus infections. Cardio-respiratory complications are the most cause of death in people with cystic fibrosis.

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. More often these types of flourishing bacteria are spread between different individuals with cystic fibrosis. People with cystic fibrosis have to be aware of this danger and avoid spreading these dangerous strains of bacteria among other cystic fibrosis sufferers. In healthcare facilities, people with cystic fibrosis should be isolated from one another and strict hygiene should be maintained to avoid spreading strains of bacteria among them.

Beside uncommon strains of bacteria, different types of fungi and / or yeasts can chronically colonised the airways, some of them found almost exclusively in patients with cystic fibrosis. Defective mucociliary clearance favorites the growth of these fungi / yeasts colonies, together with prolonged antibiotic and corticosteroid therapies that also favorite their growth.

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 and reduces the inflammation. Salt is known to have bactericide properties and helps in fighting bacterial infections, beside its mucolytic and anti inflammatory effect. Using a home salt therapy device will create a seashore microenvironment in your own house.

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Asthma symptoms, causes and treatment

Find more about asthma symptoms, allergy and immunology, allergy and asthma treatment, from the natural health viewpoint and alongside classical medical treatment. Find natural health tips and how to manage your asthma or allergy and be able to reduce the side effects of steroids. Read more here: https://salinetherapy.com/terminology/asthma/

 

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I can sleep through the night again and my overall breathing has improved

Saltair home salt therapy device
Saltair salinizer

” I have one and it has helped so much. I can sleep through the night again and my overall breathing has improved. I suffer from asthma, allergies and chronic sinus problems and would highly recommend anyone else who does t try this method. It works.”
Angela Cloud Peak, Cedar Hill, Tennessee

* Customer refers to the Saltair ultrasonic salinizer

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Aerosol salt therapy helps in allergic asthma!

Aerosol salt therapy helps in allergy and asthma! Salt particles help to clear the mucus and the airborne allergens from the airways. Sneezing stops promptly when exposed to aerosol salt therapy and shortness of breath is much improved! Aerosol salt particles are very tiny dry salt particles that are able to penetrate deep into the lungs, promote good hygiene in respiratory system and improve breathing. www.SalineTherapy.com – Breathe Better Naturally!