Cystic fibrosis is a common, progressive genetic disorder that causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. This excess mucus clogs the airways and allows bacteria to grow, which leads to infections and extensive lung damage over time.
Those suffering from cystic fibrosis may experience symptoms of persistent cough, frequent chest infections, difficulty breathing, salty-tasting skin, poor growth or weight gain despite normal appetite and more.
While there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, various treatment options are available to ease symptoms and reduce complications. Salt therapy is an ideal complimentary treatment, as it is 100% drug free and non-invasive. Salt’s naturally absorbent, antibacterial, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties kill bacteria, break up mucus and open up the airways. Regular salt therapy treatment can strengthen the immune system, reducing dependence on prescription drugs.
At Salt Remedy of Lake Mary, we offer both children and adult salt rooms. Children suffering from cystic fibrosis can experience relief from their symptoms while playing in a fun beach-like setting, without even realizing they’re receiving treatment. Adults can simply relax in our spa-like setting, and breathe in the air as it cleanses and detoxifies the respiratory system.