People with asthma have very sensitive airways that become inflamed and tighten when they breathe in anything that irritates them. This can cause chest tightness and wheezing and make it harder to breathe.
Your airways carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, they are very sensitive. Certain things trigger the muscles around your airways to tighten, making your airways narrower. The airway lining also becomes inflamed causing a build-up of sputum. This makes your airways even narrower. With narrow airways, it’s harder to get air in and out of your lungs. Sometimes the airways only narrow a little, resulting in mild symptoms. But some people’s airways can become so narrow that they can’t get enough oxygen into their lungs and their bloodstream. This is very dangerous and requires immediate medical attention.
Salt therapy can help the symptoms of asthma because the tiny particles of dry salt are inhaled and penetrate deep into the respiratory system, dehydrating and loosening mucus, clearing airways and reducing inflammation, therefore possibly making it easier to breathe.
Over 12% of the population have been diagnosed with asthma.
In contrast to other lung diseases, the incidence of asthma is far higher in children than in adults.
The UK has among the highest prevalence rates of asthma symptoms in children worldwide.
Around 5.4 million people receive treatment for the disease.
More people have had an asthma diagnosis than have been diagnosed with all other lung diseases combined.
Asthma occurred slightly more frequently in females than males throughout the years 2004–2012.
*Figures courtesy of British Lung Foundation
Salt Space is supporting World Asthma Day on May 2nd 2017 by offering all existing customers a very special offer of 30 sessions for £300* (usual adult price £510).
This special offer is only available Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May 2017.
To find out more, or to take up this offer, why not call us on 01273 973843 or email us here.