What is COPD?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition that affects the respiratory systems in the body. Breathing can become difficult because of inflammation, as the airways become more narrow. COPD can be divided into two subtypes. The first is emphysema, which affects your air sacs (alveoli) causing breathlessness and the second is bronchitis, which affects the airways and results in a long term chesty cough.
What can cause COPD?
The primary cause of COPD (both emphysema and bronchitis) is smoking cigarettes, alongside regular exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include air pollution, such as dust and fumes, as well as infectious diseases and acquired genetic problems.
Key signs that there’s a problem:
- Increasing breathlessness
- A persistent chesty cough
- Frequent chest infections
- Persistent wheezing
How Niagara Therapy can provide relief from COPD
Start enjoying uninterrupted sleep and the freedom to be more active with NHC Cyclo-Therapy. It’s cycloidal vibration spiral oscillation is a gentle but penetrating movement that stimulates the body’s natural systems.
You will benefit from improved chest clearance, meaning improved breathing and protection against infections, as well as having more relaxed respiratory muscles, reducing chest tension and any feelings of anxiety you may be experiencing.
Physiotherapy is used in many respiratory treatments to help clear and relax chests, but NHC Cyclo-Therapy creates a unique vibratory massage effect that will achieve even better results, without you ever having to leave the house.