Salt Therapy For: COPD

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Salt Therapy is 100% natural, safe and drug-free, providing effective relief for people suffering from   COPD. It can be used as an effective complementary treatment. We have provided some information on your condition so you can gain a better understanding of what's happening in your body.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a general term which includes the conditions chronic bronchitis and emphysema.  Chronic bronchitis or emphysema can cause obstruction (narrowing) of the airways.

  • Chronic means persistent.
  • Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (the airways of the lungs).
  • Emphysema is damage to the smaller airways and airsacs (alveoli) of the lungs.
  • Pulmonary means 'affecting the lungs'.

Chronic bronchitis and emphysema commonly occur together. The term COPD is used to describe airways which are narrowed due to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.

Symptoms of COPD.

The damage to the lungs that results in COPD is gradual, which is why most people are over 40 by the time symptoms begin.

  • Cough is usually the first symptom to develop. It is productive with sputum (phlegm). It tends to come and go at first, and then gradually becomes more persistent (chronic). You may think of your cough as a 'smokers cough' in the early stages of the disease. It is when the breathlessness begins that people often become concerned.
  • Breathlessness ('short of breath') and wheezing may occur only when you exert yourself at first, for example, when you climb stairs. These symptoms tend to become gradually worse over the years if you continue to smoke. Difficulty with breathing may eventually become quite distressing.
  • Sputum - the damaged airways make a lot more mucus than normal. This forms sputum (phlegm). You tend to cough up a lot of sputum each day.
  • Chest infections are more common if you have COPD. Wheezing with cough and breathlessness may become worse than usual if you have a chest infection. Sputum usually turns yellow or green during a chest infection.

What's the difference between COPD and asthma?

Asthma and COPD cause similar symptoms. However, they are different diseases.

  • In COPD there is permanent damage to the airways. The narrowed airways are 'fixed', and so symptoms are chronic (persistent). Treatment to 'open up the airways' is limited.
  • In asthma there is inflammation in the airways which causes muscles in the airways to constrict. This causes the airways to narrow. The symptoms tend to 'come and go', and vary in severity from time to time. Treatment to reduce inflammation and to 'open up the airways' usually works well.

Both asthma and COPD are common, and some people have both conditions

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