I was diagnosed in 1998 with copd. I went into respiratory failure in 04/2009. I have smoked off and on and am still fighting that everyday. I have been treated many times for lung infections with antibiotics and steroids. I am on two maintenance inhalers, a med to help stop exacerbations. I also have started with sinus issues. 3 wks ago I started on the salt inhaler and it is giving me so much relief. Pls research this natural lung therapy for any lung issues from asthma, allergies, sinus, copd. My pulse ox used to measure 92-94%. It is now measuring 94-96%.
Himalayan salt air inhaler: I was diagnosed in... - COPD Friends
I not only use a salt inhaler, I have several Himalayan salt lamps in my bedroom, living room and den. They not only relieve and reduce symptoms, but also are a very pleasant addition to the decor. I really enjoy the soft warm glow they add to the room. My daughters also use small ones in my grandsons' room to relieve asthma and allergy symptoms. They have been an excellent addition in our homes.
In what ways have you changed your diet? I have noticed that coffee and alcohol worsen symptoms so I'm on the wagon there.
The salt inhaler sounds good. I take salt internally along with Water Cure which I've posted about here.
I do not eat any mfg. foods, all organic and am basically vegetarian. I've cut way down on any animal product and do drink lots of water. I also go out of my way to avoid stress when possible. My doc can't believe the results. Just recently went vegetarian due to reoccurring hives and the issue is resolved; quite obviously autoimmunity is present. Also use only organic make-up. Hope this helps.
One other thing. A salt inhaler really helped and helps stop things at the beginning and if one does get a respiratory "something" the salt inhaler is fabulous. Wish they would make one that fits in a purse. Luckily, I haven't needed anything for over 5 years, but this recovery from asthma has/is taken a great deal of work on my part, but definetly worth it.
I was transplanted on January 1st and I'm doing very well. I enjoyed my first long weekend at "home-home" away from transplant center apartment care this past weekend. Hopefully I will be released to go home soon. Yes, there are definitely adjustments and adaptation to a new lifestyle, but I can breathe and I no longer have an oxygen tube following me around.
A salt lamp helps even if your on oxygen..my breathing started to improve once we put one in our bedroom,,,between that and exercise, diet and so forth...I'm only on oxygen occasionally..but I will use it when needed.. I now enjoy another salt lamp in the livingroom.. and my upper respitory health is slowly improving slowly but surely.
It is totally natural salt that has 72 minerals. I use it with my inhalers, but I feel, in time, I may be able to lessen my need for steroid therapy. I am not having to use my rescue inhaler nearly as often. I only started using the himalayan salt inhaler less than 3 wks. ago and the difference is amazing!!