Ultrasound pneumotherapy is a medical spa procedure that involves administering medicated aerosols through an ultrasound nebuliser. This therapy is used to treat respiratory ailments and lung problems and has a beneficial effect on the airways and lung function.
During the ultrasound pneumotherapy session, the patient inhales fine particles of medicated aerosols that are generated by the ultrasound device. These aerosols contain specific drugs or saline solutions, which are sprayed in extremely small particles. These particles effectively reach the lower airways, including the bronchi and alveoli, to treat and relieve respiratory ailments.
Ultrasound has several important therapeutic effects. These include:
- Opening the airways: medicated aerosols help to dilate the bronchial tubes and relax the muscles around them, which makes breathing easier and improves the flow of air into the lungs.
- Reducing inflammation: aerosolised medicines have anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce inflammation and oedema in the airways.
- Fluidising secretions: aerosols can help thin and remove mucus and other secretions that have accumulated in the lungs and airways, making it easier to cough up and clear the airways.
- Fighting infections: in some cases, medicated aerosols may also contain antimicrobial agents or antibiotics to help fight respiratory infections.
Ultrasound pneumotherapy can be used to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia or other lung conditions. It is important that it is carried out under the supervision of specialised medical staff, who will determine the appropriate medication and dosage for each individual patient.
It is recommended that you talk to your doctor or balneologist to find out if ultrasound pneumotherapy is right for your situation and to get a personalised treatment at our rehabilitation centre.