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Cystic Fibrosis And The Salt Aerosol From Surfing

Medical studies started to look to the sea aerosol for cystic fibrosis treatment, and they discovered that the inhaled salt aerosol from saline solution works better than drugs.

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

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Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine report that cystic fibrosis patients who inhaled a nebulised saltwater solution (salt aerosol) at least twice a day had significantly improved their ability to clear mucus from the lungs and a significant decrease in the number of hospitalizations for lung problems.

"The patients who received just the hypertonic 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 disturbed due to a gene defect that causes the lung airways surface to be dry and non-hydrated. The mucus is thick and sticky and build up in the lungs. Coughing is not enough, in cystic fibrosis sufferers, to eliminate the thick and sticky mucus. It needs to be fluidized by the salt aerosol to be able to clear it. 

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 exacerbations." The treatment was done using a face mask nebulizer 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."

Through home salt therapy the saline solution is transformed in microscopic particles of salt and released into the indoor air to breath them during the night. No mask on the face, no mouth piece, no inconvenience – just free breathing, as being at seashore. It is very easy to use, natural and efficient.

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?

The children’s attitude and confidence, as well as school performance can be influenced about 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 that 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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Ear infections, nasal congestion, cold or flu can be easily prevented by home salt therapy. If there is an infection onset, the salt aerosol helps to fight the infection and recover much quicker. The salt aerosol is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, and is able to penetrate deep into the lungs, fighting infections, reducing the inflammation / congestion and promoting better breathing and blood oxygenation. 

Beside the health effects on the respiratory system and fighting respiratory infections, increased blood oxygenation has a positive effect over the whole body, including the brain and nervous system. 

There are two main devices for salt therapy at home that your kids can benefit from – Saltair device and Salt Inhaler. Saltair device is a salt machine, an ultrasonic salinizer, that works by releasing microscopic particles of salt into the indoor air for breathing them during night. It is very easy to use without any user involvement, recommended in all ages! The salt inhaler is a hand-held device that can be easily carried at school and breathe through it during the day. School age kids can use the salt inhaler easily but it is not recommended for younger kids.

The degree of adjustment depends on the child; as parents we can help our children manage the 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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