The Salt Room Valrico has been developed specifically to help emphysema sufferers relieve their symptoms and feel better in a safe, peaceful environment that feels more like a spa than a high tech treatment facility.
Every year, around two million people in the United States are victims of emphysema. According to the National Health Interview Survey, 18 out of every 1,000 people are affected by this disease. Chronic Emphysema can be very dangerous as it can become fatal because there is no cure. Fortunately, salt therapy is a drug-free treatment that can help you overcome the disease and give you long term benefits as well
Salt therapy at The Salt Room Valrico will bring relief to emphysema symptoms by improving the function of the lungs. The salt particles absorb edema 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 your respiratory tract from allergens like pollen and tobacco smoke. It reduces infection in the lungs by destroying bacteria and germs. Salt therapy also strengthens your immune system and builds up your resistance to disease. After you have undergone 7-12 sessions, you will enjoy its benefits for 6-12 months.
Clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2006) report: “Inhalation of hypertonic saline produces a sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function. This treatment may protect the lung from insults that reduces mucus clearance and reduces lung disease”. Salt therapy which is an ideal blend of science and nature helps to reduce lung infection and improve your breathing.
Salt therapy at The Salt Room Valrico replicates the natural microclimate prevalent in salt caves and mines in a controlled atmosphere. Salt therapy provides a pleasant experience as the environment is extremely relaxing and similar to a spa. The patient is asked to relax in a comfortable armchair in the halochamber. It has salt coated walls and floor which functions like a buffer for air moisture and maintains the aseptic properties in the environment. The room is equipped with a halogenerator which ensures a constant supply of clean dry air saturated with particles of sodium chloride.
These crushed particles contain kinetic energy which is responsible for healing. For emphysema treatment, dry sodium chloride aerosol at a mass concentration varying from 1-16 mg/m3 with a particle size of 1-5 um are ideal. A microprocessor in the halogenerator is responsible for monitoring the temperature, relative humidity and mass concentration of aerosol in the chamber. Highly skilled halospecialists are at hand to guide you. Very few side effects are reported by patients undergoing salt therapy. Some have complained of mild skin irritation and a slight throat tickle which can easily be remedied with the help of saline water gargles.
Emphysema is a disease affecting the lungs. It is considered a part of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. In pulmonary emphysema patients, the tissues of the lungs are destroyed gradually leading to failure of the lungs and eventually death. One of the primary causes of emphysema is cigarette smoking. It can also be caused by enzyme deficiency and exposure to pollution.
The most prominent symptom of emphysema is difficulty in breathing which gets worse with the passage of time. Other symptoms include loose cough and tightness of chest. Another type of emphysema is subcutaneous emphysema which occurs when gas or air is present in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Emphysema symptoms include sore throat, neck pain, difficulty in swallowing, wheezing and difficulty in breathing. Anticholinergics, bronchodilators, steroid medication (inhaled or oral), and supplemental oxygen are used to treat the disease. However, many of these medications have harmful side effects. If you are suffering from emphysema symptoms, contact The Salt Room Valrico today and we will help you feel better again.