COPD is the international abbreviation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in English. It is a disorder associated with a permanent narrowing of the airways in the lungs. The damage is irreversible, there is no way to restore the structure of the lungs, it can even be fatal, therefore great emphasis should be placed on prevention and treatment.
What exactly is COPD?
This chronic lung disease is an inflammatory disease process involving the simultaneous presence of two groups of symptoms. One is chronic bronchitis, during which the bronchi become narrower, resulting in increased secretion. The other is emphysema, the constant fusion and destruction of the alveoli. As a result, the amount of not exhaled air in the lungs increases and so-called air traps develop. The bladders dilate, their walls begin to become tense, and then rupture. This reduces the pressure on them, which reduces the effective breathing surface of the lungs.
Thousands of people in Hungary live with COPD, which makes their daily lives difficult. It occurs primarily in smokers over the age of 40, but also in other chronic diseases: cardiovascular problems, diabetes, osteoporosis.
In addition to smoking, the causes can be due to the negative effects of other external factors: dusty, polluted air, a workplace full of toxic gases. The role of genetically determined predisposition in family accumulation can also be among the reasons. The main symptoms are an increasing difficulty breathing, coughing and expectoration, worsening with varying intensity.
How can salt therapy help?
Although COPD is not a curable disease, with appropriate therapy progression can be slowed down. Salt therapy may help patients with COPD as part of an ongoing base therapy. It can play a role in dissolving the deposited, sticky secretions, helping to cough up more easily, thus facilitating the rupture of stagnant secretions. This can reduce the number of exacerbations.
Another known fact is that bronchial epithelial cells need NaCl, and its concentration is low in the secretions of individuals with chronic respiratory diseases, including COPD. Bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects of inhaled salt crystals are also likely, thus reducing the overgrowth of bacteria in the bronchi.
Would you like to alleviate your complaints? As part of an ongoing basic therapy, salt therapy reduces coughing attacks not only in COPD, but also in allergies, asthma and bronchitis, and can help break up secretions and calm the airway. Dry Salt Inhalers contain organic Praid salt, thus they offer a completely medicine-free solution. Moreover, you can even use it for prevention in everyday life. Be sure to consult your doctor before using the DSI inhaler, and it is recommended that you start the therapy with small doses and increase the number of inhalations per day.