What is wheezing?

Wheezing is a whistling sound that can be made while breathing that may be a symptom of an illness or other causes or conditions. If wheezing is accompanied with difficulty breathing, this may be a medical emergency.

Wheezing may be a symptom of hayfever, COPD, asthma, acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, Less commonly, wheezing may also be caused by other health problems such as Cystic Fibrosis.

What are the symptoms of Wheezing?

The symptoms of wheezing include a musical or whistling sound and laboured breathing, particularly when exhaling. Sometimes accompanied by a feeling of tightening in the chest. You can hear wheezing more loudly if you plug your ears and exhale rapidly, or by using a stethoscope held at the neck or over the lungs. Stridor is a wheezing sound heard during inhalation, and usually caused by narrowing of the wind pipe or vocal cords (in the neck).

How our Salt Caves can help your COPD

Our Salt Caves have been designed to help wheezing sufferers relieve their symptoms and feel better in a safe, peaceful environment that feels more like a spa than a high tech treatment facility.

Every year, people in the Ireland suffer from wheezing. It takes its toll on both adults and children alike. Prescription drugs can bring temporary relief but they can’t prevent the disease from striking you again. Salt Therapy is a drug free treatment that not only brings relief but prevents re occurrence over time.


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