Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lower and upper respiratory tracts. This inherited condition can cause intense damage to the body because the defective genes cause fluids that are usually thick and slippery to become thick and sticky. Instead of lubricating certain areas of the body, the secreted fluids begin to clog tubes, passageways, and ducts in areas such as the lungs and pancreas.
Symptoms for the condition will vary based on the severity of the disease. They can also decrease or worsen as time passes, and some with the condition do not experience symptoms until they hit adulthood! Symptoms in the respiratory tract include a cough with mucus that doesn’t seem to stop, shortness of breath, lung infections, wheezing, and inflamed nasal passages.
There are many complications of cystic fibrosis in the respiratory system. Airways can be damaged, resulting in the body having a more difficult time moving air in and out of the lungs and clearing mucus. Mucus buildup can lead to chronic infections because it serves as an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Those with cystic fibrosis may also experience worsening of seemingly typical respiratory symptoms, such as coughing or shortness of breath, that can last for weeks and sometimes requires hospitalization.
Benefits of Salt Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis
A great way to alleviate the symptoms of cystic fibrosis is by incorporating halotherapy into the weekly routine of the person suffering from the disease. Halotherapy can be done in a salt room or Salt Booth®️. Halotherapy sessions are becoming increasingly popular, and you will find that they are offered in many wellness facilities across the United States.
will help the client suffering from the symptoms of cystic fibrosis by assisting with clearing the respiratory tract. As the dry salts are inhaled, they quickly get to work clearing the airways and passages to increase breathing and lung function. Of course, halotherapy is not a permanent solution to alleviate symptoms, so multiple sessions will be needed in order to maintain the desired result. With the salts helping to clear the mucus, there is less of a chance of suffering major complications related to the disease.
Those with cystic fibrosis that choose to incorporate halotherapy sessions into their regular wellness routine find that they feel better overall than if they would if they hadn’t taken part. Halotherapy is an alternative treatment to combat the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Please consult with your doctor to see if halotherapy is a good addition to your current treatment plan. Then, find a wellness center in your area that specializes in halotherapy. They will be able to assist in determining the number of sessions needed, and how the therapy session should be administered to achieve optimal results.
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