Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In people with Cystic Fibrosis, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.

​Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

People with Cystic Fibrosis can have a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Very salty-tasting skin
  • Persistent coughing, at times with phlegm
  • Frequent lung infections including pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Poor growth or weight gain in spite of a good appetite
  • Frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty with bowel movements

Salt Therapy treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Salt Therapy is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for cystic fibrosis. It can bring relief and help prevent symptoms from recurring so frequently

  • Reduce the need for inhalers and antibiotics
  • Make your breathing easier after just a few sessions
  • Improve lung function
  • Reduce the number of hospital admissions
  • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
  • Kill bacteria
  • Increase the resistance to respiratory tract disease

​Scientific Research on Halotherapy as a treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

– Efficacy of Halotherapy for improvement of Pulmonary function Tests and Quality of Life of Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectatic Patients

– Efficacy of Halotherapy for Improvement of Pulmonary function Tests and Quality of Life of Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectatic Patients

– A Controlled Trial of Long-Term Inhaled Hypertonic Saline in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

– Inhaling salt mist helps cystic fibrosis

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