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Cystic Fibrosis And The Salt Aerosol From Surfing

Medical studies started to look into the seashore aerosol for cystic fibrosis treatment. They discovered that the inhaled salt aerosol from seashore works better than drugs. Surfing can be of great help in cystic fibrosis.

Surfers suffering from cystic fibrosis gave medical researchers a clue about the benefits of salt aerosol; it says an article on MEDPageToday by CNN.

surfing and cystic fibrosis

Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine report about the benefits of salt aerosol. They state that cystic fibrosis patients who inhaled a nebulized saltwater solution had improved their condition by a lot. They had significantly improved their ability to clear mucus from the lungs and airways. It has also shown a significant decrease in the number of hospitalizations for lung problems.

“The patients who received just the hyper-tonic saline got all the benefit, while the patients who underwent pre-treatment with amiloride (a diuretic drug used to boost the hydration effect of the saltwater) had no improvement. We were blown away by this finding, and it sent us scurrying back to the lab where we discovered a novel property of amiloride: It blocked water transport from the blood.”

The normal transport of sodium in cystic fibrosis is disrupted due to a gene defect. This causes the lung airways surface to be dry and non-hydrated. The mucus is thick and sticky and build up in the lungs and airways. Coughing is not enough in cystic fibrosis sufferers to eliminate the thick and sticky mucus. Salt having a mucolytic effect, helps to fluidize the sticky mucus and clear it out.

Cystic Fibrosis and Salt Therapy

The CNN article concluded “In the Australian study, patients getting the saltwater through a nebulizer had significant improvement in lung function and — perhaps most significantly — they had 56 percent fewer lung exacerbation.” The treatment was done using a face mask nebuliser for 15 minutes at a time and the doctor said:

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“If the saline cannot be adapted for a more patient-friendly delivery method, we may be able to use something other than salt to achieve the same effect.”
Looking for ways to simulate the benefits of surfing in cystic fibrosis, home salt therapy comes handy.

Through home salt therapy the saline solution is transformed in microscopic salt particles. These salt particles are released into the indoor air for breathing during the night sleep. No mask on the face, no mouth piece, no inconvenience – just free breathing, like at the seashore!  It is very easy to use, natural, effective and offers long-term exposure to salt aerosol!

Read the CNN article here: http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/conditions/01/18/cf.saltwater/index.html

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Back to School – Are you Parents Really Ready?

Back to school again! I cannot believe how quickly this summer has passed already!… Parents, are you really ready for your kids to go back to school?

Our children’s attitude and confidence, as well as school performance can be influenced by how we, as parents, are getting a new school year off to a good start. A new school year can be difficult for both parents and children. Children are challenged not only by new routine accommodation, new activities, greater level of work and structure in school, but also by health issues.  These can appear as soon as the school starts. The school life includes close contact with other classmates and respiratory infections are just around the corner.

 

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Home salt therapy can easily prevent an ear infection, nasal congestion or cold or flu. If there is an onset infection, salt therapy helps a lot in fighting it. Because of this, the recovery would be much quicker. The salt aerosol is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It is able to penetrate deep into the lungs and works there just wonderfully.  It helps fighting infections, reduces the inflammation or congestion and promotes better breathing and blood oxygenation. Salt therapy also strengthens the respiratory immunity to further respiratory infections.

Beside the health effects on the respiratory system and fighting respiratory infections, increased blood oxygenation has a positive effect over the entire body. This includes the brain and nervous system. As a results, you will benefit from a more relaxed and rested sleep.

Salt Therapy at Home

There are two main devices for salt therapy at home that your kids can greatly benefit from – Saltair device and Salt Inhaler. Saltair device is a salt machine, also called an ultrasonic salinizer. It releases microscopic particles of salt into the indoor air for breathing, usually during sleep. It is very easy to use, without any user involvement, and so recommended in all ages!

Salt inhaler is a hand-held device that can be carried at school and breathe through it during the day. Breathe through the mouth and exhale through the nose – easy like that! The salt inhaler can be used easily by school age kids but it is not recommended for younger kids.

The degree of adjustment depends on the child. As parents, we can help our children have an increased pace of life by planning ahead and maintaining a positive attitude. Health is the most important aspect of our life and everything depends on it. Your child will benefit if you can identify and address a potential issue before school starts. Keep your kids healthy and happy with home salt therapy!

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