Emphysema

At Salt Therapy NQ our salt rooms have been specifically designed to help sufferers of respiratory conditions, such as emphysema and COPD, relieve their symptoms and enhance overall health in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that results in damage to the alveoli (tiny air sacs in the lungs) walls and capillary blood vessels that run within them. It is one of the conditions associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When you breathe in, air passes through the bronchi and the smaller bronchioles until it reaches the alveoli. This is where oxygen passes to the blood stream and carbon dioxide passes from the blood to be exhaled.

As the alveoli become increasingly damaged, it becomes more difficult for your body to obtain the oxygen it requires, as the total area within the lung where blood and air can exchange is reduced.  In more severe emphysema, there is also a reduction in the elasticity of the walls of the remaining alveoli that have not been destroyed. When breathing out the alveoli and the small airways collapse making it difficult for air to be exhaled and even more difficult for new air to be breathed in. Sufferers of emphysema are also more prone to chest infections and pneumonia.

Salt Therapy will ease the symptoms of emphysema by improving the function of the lungs. The salt particles absorb oedema from the mucosa lining the airway passages. The airway passage widens and inflammation is reduced. Blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles are unclogged and the normal transport of mucus is restored, making breathing easier. Salt Therapy also clears the airways from allergens like pollen and tobacco smoke. It reduces infection in the lungs by destroying bacteria and germs. Salt Therapy strengthens your immune system and builds up your resistance to disease.

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