Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease, usually affecting children and young people. It is characterised by the production of thick mucus, leading to recurrent, severe respiratory infections.
Salt therapy for cystic fibrosis is not intended to immediately eliminate acute symptoms of dyspnoea.Don't expect this from salt therapy!
Breathing in salt air helps to loosen the large amount of mucus in the airways, helping to clear it out. It clears the airways, inhibits infection. So its biggest role is in preventing acute flare-ups.
You're less likely to get an infection and less likely to end up in hospital than without it.
The salt therapy device blows out microscopic salt particles, which it inhales from the air in the room and gets into the depths of your lungs. The longer you are in the salt air, the more effective it is. At night, while you sleep, the device can work for up to 6-8 hours near your head.