Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. The inflammation causes a cough that is often accompanied by mucus. The continuous swelling of the bronchial tubes can cause damage to the airways and cilia which then become a breeding ground for bacteria and viral infections.
Those who suffer from bronchitis usually experience a shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, a sore throat, and a low-grade fever.
Acute bronchitis is more common and can last several weeks. It is contagious as it is usually caused by
bacteria or an infection from a virus such as the influenza virus, although it should be noted that other contagious viruses can also cause acute bronchitis.
Chronic bronchitis is different from acute bronchitis in that it is not caused by a virus or bacteria. It is a more serious condition that develops over time and is characterized by recurrent episodes that last for several months over 2 years. Chronic bronchitis is most commonly caused by cigarette smoking or extended exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution, toxic gasses and commercial and industrial chemicals.
Salt therapy reduces inflammation of the lungs which widens the airways, making it easier for those with bronchitis to breathe. Simultaneously, the anti-bacterial qualities of inhaling salt work to kill bacteria. Breathing in salt particles also loosens mucus so that coughing is reduced, providing relief to those that have been diagnosed with bronchitis.
It is important to note that Salt Therapy is a natural supplemental way to help alleviate symptoms but does not cure any condition or disease.