Effectiveness of mud-bath therapy in chronic respiratory ailments (COPD)

Good news for those who suffer serious respiratory ailments: our certified mud increases the aerobic capacity and helps the respiratory muscle work better.

The clinical study on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) performed by the Pietro d'Abano Spa Studies Centre in collaboration with the S. Maugeri I.R.C.C.S (Montescano Scientific Institute) was concluded in 2015.

The years of work required significant resources but the results, which must still be confirmed on a greater number of patients, have shown the effectiveness of the mud-bath therapy in chronic respiratory ailments. The research was published in the October edition of the the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the most important magazine in the world on:


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COPD is an illness of the respiratory tract characterized by an irreversible obstruction in the airways, with various in severity. At the time there is no effective cure, only treatments to control the symptoms and avoid dangerous complications. According to the WHO, besides being a growing ailment, COPD is one of the primary five causes of death in the world. One of the primary risk factors is cigarette smoking.

The research by the Pietro d'Abano Spa Studies Centre indicates that treatment with Abano-Montegrotto certified mud increases the aerobic capacity in those treated and after 12 mud-bath therapy sessions the respiratory muscle seems to work more efficiently.

This study is a first important demonstration that even severe respiratory ailments such as COPD can benefit from the application of our mud, offering a further therapeutic indication to those 2.6 million Italian citizens and 23 million Europeans, who suffer from it and a new opportunity for our spa facilities..



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