Covid seems to have no boundaries.
It doesn’t discriminate and you don’t know who is going to be affected the most, nor who will end up with long lasting side effects.
In the UK alone it is estimated that over two million people are suffering with Long Covid, the most common symptoms being fatigue, shortness of breath, cough and muscle ache.
I have seen an increase in people suffering from breathlessness, even though they didn’t even suffer with a cough during Covid.
Medical News Today reports* ‘When SARS-CoV-2 infects lung tissue, it spreads rapidly and may affect the epithelial cells lining the airways. The immune system responds by releasing cells that cause inflammation in the affected tissues. When this inflammatory immune response continues to happen, it inhibits the regular transfer of gases, including oxygen, in the lungs, and fluid can build up. These factors combined can make it difficult to breathe.’
Not being able to breathe is possibly one of the most scary things you can experience. Many asthma & COPD sufferers can probably relate to this.
Proper breathing is also something we need to be able to do. When we don’t do it well, it affects all aspects of our lives and leads to dysfunctional breathing, impacting your whole body. It can cause:
inability to concentrate
feelings of anxiety and stress
faster heart beat and palpitations
cold hands and feet and
inability to get a deep satisfying breathe.
I’m not a doctor, nor have I studied medicine or specialised in lung function. I can’t offer a diagnosis nor a cure, however I have seen many people find relief through the use of Halotherapy (also known as dry salt therapy).
During a Halotherapy session, micro-particles of salt are inhaled into the respiratory system, helping to reduce inflammation, widen the airways and thin mucus to accelerate its release. Dry salt is also very absorbent and functions like a sponge, attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system.
Halotherapy also aids in promoting overall wellbeing and reduces emotional and physical stress.
Studies suggest that Halotherapy is a natural and reliable therapy for respiratory infections and enhances lung capacity and oxygen intake. It is also a wellness practice anyone can incorporate into their lifestyle.
If you are interested in finding out more about Halotherapy here are some great resources or feel free to reach out to me.