The Salt Suite® & Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic condition that primarily affects the lungs, but can also affect the pancreas, intestines, sinuses, sex organs, and the liver. This condition involves a defect in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, or the CFTR gene. Those with a single copy of the defective gene are carriers, but do not tend to suffer the effects of Cystic fibrosis. Those with two defective copies of the gene, however, are diagnosed with this disorder.

The CFTR protein is aids in the production of many essential bodily fluids, including sweat, digestive fluids, and mucus. When the gene is defective, secretions of these fluids become too thick and may clog vital organs. This makes it easier for bacteria to grow, and infections become more common.

The primary symptoms of cystic fibrosis are frequent lung infections, difficulty breathing, and coughing up mucus. Other symptoms include sinus infections, fatty stool, the clubbing of fingers and toes, and even infertility in most males. In some cases, vital nutrients can not pass through these clogged passages, and so people with this disease may also suffer from malnutrition.

There is no known cure for cystic fibrosis, but there are many natural or holistic approaches that can help lessen the intensity of the symptoms in affected individuals. For example, adding specific nutrients to your diet can help lessen the intensity of the symptoms.

Adding ginseng powder to your food or your tea can help decrease bacterial infections in the lungs. A diet with a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids can help decrease mucus production and reduce inflammation in biomarkers. Fish are a great source for omega-3s. Even licorice candy can help. The organic compounds in this candy can reduce pulmonary inflammation, which helps lower the risk of lung infections.

Aside from a healthy diet, there are many other natural remedies for the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. One of these is salt therapy. Salt is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, so it can help clear up the blocked passages and decrease the build-up of bacteria. Salt therapy can help open up the respiratory track and clear excess mucus as well! This helps to open up the lung passageways and enables patients to breathe easy! Do you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, or another breathing disorder? Visit your local Salt Suite® today!

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