For centuries, healthy-minded cultures have employed the rinsing of nasal passages to improve health.
Nasal cleanliness is a central factor in good health. The nose is the body's filter. It protects us from disease. It only makes sense to wash the nose, just as we wash our hands and brush our teeth. If people made nasal cleansing a daily routine, it would appreciably improve health and sense of well-being.
This is particularly good news to emergency medical and fire personnel who encounter debris and other irritants in their daily work. It is also true for factory workers, lawn keepers, painters and others exposed to irritants and pollution. Exposures to irritants actually cause the nasal mucous to become thicker, the nasal membranes to swell and the nose hairs (cilia) to function less effectively as a filter.
Nasal washing with hypertonic buffered saline can soothe, moisturize and keep the nose and sinuses clean and healthy. Such cleansing with a nasal wash can be especially helpful to people suffering from allergies, asthma, and sinus problems as well as those with congestion.
As a practicing physician with 19 years of clinic experience, I have seen again and again how the regular use of nasal washing can benefit my patients in so many ways. The benefits of nasal cleansing have generally been ignored with compliance and convenience being two major hurdles to overcome. Educating as many people as possible about the benefits of nasal washing has been a vital component to user compliance. The patented Nasopure system has addressed both hurdles. Nasopure is inexpensive, so easy that even children can use it and convenient for anyone on the go.
Abundant scientific evidence supports that nasal washing with hypertonic saline such as Nasopure offers these benefits:
Reduces nasal mucosal swelling
Improves nasal air flow and function
Thins nasal secretions for easier removal
Reduces the need for antihistamines, antibiotics and medicated nasal sprays
Enables a safe, simple daily habit, easy to tolerate and not addictive
Allows the nose the body's filter to function naturally, as intended.
About 50 million people in the US suffer from sinusitis each year, but clinical studies show that saline nasal rinses can lessen such symptoms dramatically. Overuse of medications in general and antibiotics specifically with resultant bacterial resistance is a major health concern.
Other specific populations that could benefit from washing the nose by such a product as Nasopure are children, pregnant woman and folks over the age of 50 who have naturally thicker tenacious secretions.
History runs in cycles, and there is a renewed interest in nasal washing, a health practice whose time has come once more. Prevention and reduction of medication use is important in an era in which cutting the cost of health care is a national imperative. Such reductions will benefit us all in terms of health maintenance, saving money and can lessen dependence on medical prescriptions.