How The Salt Room and Sauna Can Help Your Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world. Around 30,000 Americans are victims of this condition including a large proportion of children. Mutual carriers of its gene pass down to their children and it is one of the most common life-shortening inherited diseases in the continent. To date there is no cure. Treatment with the help of drugs like antibiotics and bronchodilators brings short term relief. Fortunately, Salt therapy treatment not only brings relief but can also prevent the recurrence of symptoms.

Salt Therapy Has Proven To Help Cystic Fibrosis

While receiving salt therapy treatment at The Salt Room and Sauna the patient inhales salty air which has bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti-inflammatory properties. If you are a carrier of cystic fibrosis, salt therapy treatment at The Salt Room and Sauna may bring relief by opening up the respiratory tract, clearing accumulated mucus and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. It also absorbs edema from the mucosa lining in the airway passages and reduces inflammation of the respiratory tract.

Salt therapy treatment at The Salt Room and Sauna also facilitates the drainage of sinusitis; a common problem in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. The salt therapy treatment sessions can also reduce your coughing and dependence on prescription drugs and give a boost to your immune system. After completing the recommended number of treatment sessions at The Salt Room and Sauna patients often receive its benefit for as long as 6-12 months.

How Cystic Fibrosis at the Salt Room and Sauna Works

Salt therapy treatment replicates the natural microclimate found in salt caves and mines but has the additional benefit of a highly-controlled environment. The clinic has a spa-like environment and treatment takes place in the halochamber whose floor are covered with sea salt. Particles of salt are ground in the halogenerator and then circulated around the room. The halogenerator keeps up a flow of dry, clean air saturated with dry sodium aerosol. The halogenerator is equipped with a microprocessor that is responsible for maintaining the temperature, relative humidity, and mass concentration of aerosol in the chamber. Dry sodium chloride aerosol at a mass concentration varying from 1-16 mg/m3 with a particle size of 1-5 um is used to treat cystic fibrosis. Our professional staff is there to assist with any of your needs.

Sessions in our halochamber typically last for 45 minutes. Salt is a natural expectorant that helps reduce sputum viscosity. The only side affects reported by a few patients was a mild throat tickle.

Symptoms Of Cystic Fibrosis The Salt Room and Sauna Can Help With

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease which affects your entire body. It is caused by a defective gene that is passed on when both parents are carriers of cystic fibrosis (meaning they have at least one abnormal gene). The disease is named after the cyst formation in the pancreas. The disease usually manifests itself in childhood and can lead to an untimely death. Symptomatic carriers often experience breathing difficulties as the thin mucus lining the respiratory tract becomes thick and sticky.

Symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis include salty tasting skin, normal appetite but poor growth and poor weight gain, excess mucus production, frequent chest infections and coughing/shortness of breath. It also affects the digestive system as enzymes and bile fail to reach the intestine owing to the blocked ducts of pancreas and liver. Treatment includes the use of antibiotics and bronchodilators which have adverse side effects. If you or your children are have cystic fibrosis, contact The Salt Room and Sauna today and we may help bring you much needed relief.