Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is Ireland’s most common life threatening inherited disease. Ireland has the highest incidence of cystic fibrosis in the world. Cystic fibrosis mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. It causes them to become clogged with thick, sticky mucus.It is caused by a faulty gene that controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells in the body.Cystic fibrosis causes recurrent chest infections, poor growth and related health problems, such as diabetes and infertility.

A study on the effect of Salt Therapy on breathing and respiratory function on children and teenagers suffering from cystic fibrosis showed significant clinical improvement in the patient’s condition including the elimination of sputum. The study concluded that salt therapy should not be used as an inexpensive additional therapy for cystic Fibrosis patients.