Respiratory Care for the Family
Why does cold weather trigger respiratory infections?
For good reason, respiratory care is a very hot topic, especially during winter, because respiratory conditions are more common in colder months. People are indoors more often, allowing pathogens to pass more easily from one person to another. Cold, dry air can also irritate the airways and lungs, causing irritation, and weaken resistance.
What’s the difference between the upper & lower respiratory tracts?
Respiratory care encompasses attention to be given to both the upper and lower respiratory tract, with the following anatomical entities:
1. The upper respiratory tract (URT) from the nose to the vocal cords (larynx)
2. The lower respiratory tract (LRT) from the airpipe (trachea) to the lungs.
How to defend your respiratory tract?
The function of the respiratory tract (RT) that we are all familiar with is respiration.
The RT also acts as a defence mechanism as the small hairs and mucous that form part of the tract help fight infection.
Air vibrating the vocal cords creates sound (speech). The RT also facilitates the chemical sensation of smelling, and the cough reflex prevents choking.
Although the RT is diverse in form and function, it is generally prone to develop infection (viral, bacterial, fungal). It can also be affected by environmental factors such as smoke and pollutants. Our RT may be sensitive to irritants (allergens), resulting in allergic reactions and is also prone to inflammation.
What are the signs & symptoms of a respiratory tract conditions?
Some of the common signs and symptoms relating to respiratory conditions can include:
- Shortness of breath or hypoxia
- Tight chest
- Sore throat
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Nasal congestion
How can respiratory tract conditions be managed?
To assist with respiratory conditions, a multi-approach that works synergistically at multiple target sites may improve the recovery time and overall outcome.
Ideally, one would like to target the respiratory tract with agents that portray both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties simultaneously at various target sites. One such a well-known agent, that has been used for centuries, is ionic colloidal silver (charged silver ions).
The new “kit” on the block
Discover Silverlab’s unique, advanced, compact and portable RespiCare™ Kit for daily respiratory health. It is a multiple approach to respiratory care that is user-friendly, fast, silent and non-invasive.
What does the Kit contain?
The kit contains the following products and devices:
- Silverlab Mesh Nebuliser with 2 different size masks as well as a mouthpiece, batteries and a USB power cable included
- Silverlab Pulse Oximeter with batteries
- Two 200 ml bottles of Silverlab ioNano 46™ Nebulising Liquid
- A 30 ml bottle of Silverlab Nasal Spray
How does the Silverlab RespiCare™ Kit work?
Both the ioNano 46™ Nebulising Liquid and the Nasal Spray have natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The 25 ppm ioNano 46™ Nebulising Liquid contains 125 mcg electrically isolated silver nano ions. When nebulised through the Mesh Nebuliser, it facilitates absorption and assimilation at the site of the condition.
Each spray of 0.1 ml Nasal Spray, containing ionic+ Colloidal Silver at 1,8 mcg, coats the nasal passages where microbes get trapped.
The Pulse Oximeter can measure pulse rate (PR), oxygen saturation (SpO2) and respiratory rate (RR) in seconds, non-invasively. This device is a useful tool to monitor improvement or deterioration of health conditions, particularly those associated with the respiratory tract.
How to prevent respiratory tract conditions?
Always practice good hygiene with frequently washing hands. Wear a mask as required, also when working with toxins, pollutants or chemicals. Spray with Silverlab Hand, Face & Mask Sanitiser frequently, and take Silverlab Daily Immune Booster and Anti-Microbial Liquid to boost the immune system. End of your regime with Silverlab’s Healing Liqui-Gel, the mouth and throat gargle that is even safe for swallowing.
For more information, please visit www.silverlab.co.za