Emphysema and COPD

Emphysema is a disease that destroys the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs, making it progressively difficult to breathe. It’s one several lung diseases that fall under the umbrella term Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD. Most cases of COPD are a result of cigarette smoking or long-term exposure to dust, fumes, vapors or air pollution. People who suffer from COPD can experience symptoms of chronic cough, shortness of breath, frequent respiratory infections, wheezing and excess mucus production.

According to the Lung Institute, treatment options like traditional prescription drugs and supplemental oxygen therapy may not suffice, yet many people with COPD have experienced positive results from salt therapy.

The dry salt aerosol breathed in during halotherapy acts as a “bronchial brush,” penetrating deep into the respiratory system to cleanse bacteria, release excessive mucus and reduce inflammation in the airways. Through regular salt therapy treatments at Salt Remedy of Lake Mary, you can experience immediate relief to COPD symptoms and gain strength to your immune system, which helps to build resistance to the disease.