In our last post we made a reference to the diseases of the locomotor system. This time we will talk about the benefits that the hot springs have on the respiratory system.
THE BRONCHO-PULMONARY DISEASES
The waters that have been analysed and are known to contain a high concentration of sulphates may produce a muscle relaxant effect and an antispasmodic effect of the bronchial muscles. They can also be a preventive or treating stimulus to the epithelial or mucous detachment and to the cellular inflammation. Thanks to the content of the chlorides it has great health benefits to the chronic inflammations of the respiratory system.
Nasal and sinus disease
The hot springs that are rich in sulphur are recommended for sinusitis and nasal congestion and for people with ear tubes and for those who have a tendency to have sinusitis repeatedly. When it comes to children, they obtain a complete recovering after three to four thermal treatments if the mucous membrane isn’t permanently modified,
A thermal treatment with water rich in sulphur, following a well-scheduled therapy, helps to ease congestion and to strengthen the mucosa of the larynx repeatedly inflamed and often suffers hypersecretion.
The injuries caused by vocal hyper-function
The inflammatory catarrhal complications that tend to happen when one suffers vocal hyper-function are found to be completely cured by the thermal waters.
The middle ear
Seromucous otitis media is one of the pathological entities that shows most therapeutic results when treated with thermal waters rich in sulphur.
A well directed thermal therapy, started in an appropriate moment and integrated with the therapeutic strategy of every patient, intervenes the inflammatory mechanisms, and allergic components, at the tissue and cellular level, in many cases giving effect of stabilization of the components of asthma.
Thermal therapy helps to prevent the repeatability of the inflammation.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Thanks to the effects that thermal therapy has on the mucous membrane and the mucociliary clearance, you can observe a reduction of the suppuration bronchial during winter and a much easier expectoration.
With thermal treatment we can help you to control the risk factors of this disease. With exercises and respiratory physiotherapy we can improve your ventilatory dynamic.