6th September, 2010 - Posted by health news -
Currently, 5.2 million people suffer from asthma in the UK alone. This works out to be one 1 in every 5 households. Asthma has massively increased as a growing health concern over the last half a century with the UK having one of the more prevaling rates in the world.
If you have suffered from asthma, you will understand just how resticting it can be on your life. Your air passages become tight, raw and inflamed, with sticky mucus present to add to the breathing restriction, causing sufferers experience a sensation of suffocation.
It has long been believed that asthma and allergies are closely related and now a recent study has suggested that more than 50 per cent of asthma cases may be attributable to allergies and that the environment plays a major role in the development of asthma.
Asthma among children is one of the most common diseases
Knowing this, if allergic triggers can be identified by the patient they can then take steps to limit or eliminate contact with these allergens, thereby lowering the chances of an asthma attack or even preventing the development of asthma in the first place. In fact, early prevention is believed to be the most important step in protecting children from lifelong problems including asthma and eczema. Patients may also consider complementary therapies and breathing exercises to help maintain the general wellbeing of the respiratory system.
One interesting traditional therapy now becoming widely available is salt therapy. This technique, which involves the inhalation of saltyair, was recently referenced by Dr. Chris Steele on ITV’s This Morning. Dr. Chris Steele, Manchester GP and ITV’s This Morning’s resident Doctor, is a huge fan of the Salitair and discussed the benefits of using the product live on air.
For centuries, salts have been used as folk remedies by many different cultures in regions around the World. Today people suffering from respiratory disorders travel to curative mines such as Wieliczka in Poland, Hallein in Austria or Praid in Romania for the treatment known as speleotherapy.
I’m sure you have recognised that it is not all that easy to head down to a salt mine everytime you feel an asthma attack coming on or perhaps are feeling in need of an energy boost. That is why salt inhalers exist. Good salt inhalers, such as the Salitair, create a salty microclimate within the chamber of the device, minicking the atmosphere in salt mines. When inhaled, this acts to cleanse and relieve the respiratory system helping you breathe more easily. Many people use salt inhalers to help with all sorts of issues, from asthma and hayfever, to COPD and rhinitis.
Thousands of people have now replaced their chemical inhaler with a salitair salt inhaler. By simply using the a inhaler for a few minutes a day, you can gain all the benefits of being in a dedicated salt mine, without even needing to leave your home! The Salitair is completely safe to use, with no side effects. Some people are concerned about the potential of an increased amount of salt introduced to the body, however, because the salt in not digested, and only minute amounts of salt vapour enter the lungs, the Salitair will not increase blood pressure and is completely safe to use.