In the US, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the third-biggest killer after heart disease and cancer. COPD causes serious, long term disability and a whopping 150,000 Americans die from it every year. Shockingly for women, COPD is deadlier than breast and ovarian cancers combined.
November is COPD Awareness month, so we wanted to explore COPD and in turn how the Salin Plus Salt Therapy device can be used to manage symptoms.
COPD is an umbrella term for lung diseases and conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. It’s primarily caused by tobacco smoking; but can also be genetic, or the product of excessive/toxic air pollution and exposure to harmful workplace dusts, fumes and chemicals.
A common symptomatic marker of COPD is a long history of bronchitis, and or a persistent cough. As symptoms develop, coughing becomes more severe and frequent. Other symptoms can include:
Unfortunately, COPD is not curable or reversible; but it is highly treatable!
Salt therapy, like that provided by the Salin Plus Salt Therapy device, is a natural rehabilitative solution for symptoms of COPD, and works well alongside prescribed medical methods, like steroid treatment.
In fact, the Salin Plus device is ideal for people who are symptomatic overnight. Our dry aerosol particles, sub-five microns in size, help by penetrating deep into the bronchial airways clearing mucous, bacteria and inhaled particles; reducing inflammation and allowing for clearer breathing.
Not only does salt therapy provide relief for COPD patients in the short term, but over time it reduces the severity of COPD symptoms as it strengthens immune function.
The Salin Plus Salt Therapy device appeals to COPD patients because it is:
Of course, other things you can do to manage COPD, as recommended by the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute include:
The Salin Plus Salt Therapy device can be purchased easily online. But for more information on the National COPD Awareness campaign, visit the NIH website.
“I have COPD [and have found it [salt therapy] very good for my condition… I would recommend this product to anyone with breathing problems, the product is quiet and does not disturb your sleep.” – Keith F.
“To me Salin Plus salt therapy is the best thing that I have bought and I feel I could not live without it. I have Asthma and COPD, very bad respiratory problems, and it has done me very well... Would recommend to anybody, sleeping has improved and wake up feeling great. Take my word on this machine, it is fantastic.” - Elaine Champion.
“This product is so good I have COPD as well as asthma it has really helped with my breathing and mucus I also have pseudomonas in the lungs and it seems to have cleared it up as well or I don't seem to cough as much anyway it also seems to help my husband with his snoring as well May 26th 2017 Update: This has worked so well for me I want to buy a second machine for my caravan.” – Chris.
“… I am 77 years old and have suffered with COPD and lung problems for twenty years. I was desperate to get off prescription drugs and to be able to clear my lungs and to breath properly. I have had my Salin Plus for 10 days and please believe me is that my sinuses have cleared and I can breathe deeply and clear my chest of mucus. I have plenty of energy and am able to walk without puffing and having to stop and rest. Thank you, Barry of Salin Plus for this marvellous machine. It has been a life changing miracle.” – Irene.