The upper respiratory tract – nasopharynx, throat, larynx and trachea – often suffer from viral infections. The consequences of such infections are pharyngitis, sinusitis, coughing and hoarseness, earaches, swelling of the nose, sore throat or difficulty swallowing. In the treatment of larynx, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, rhinitis or chronic sinusitis, it is necessary to be under the supervision of an ENT doctor. A significant help in the treatment of diseases of the upper respiratory tract is stay in specialized sanatoriums. In the case of recurring ailments, planning of rest in resorts with an exceptionally clean climate, as well as a long stay in the ENT resort, will be important.
Sanatoria in Poland, among others, treat the following types of upper respiratory tract diseases:
paralysis (paresis) of the laryngeal nerves
postoperative conditions (particularly vocal cords)
phases after complete or partial removal of the larynx due to mild oncological changes
chronic rhinitis, nasal cavity or atrophic throat
phases after operations in the upper respiratory tract or paranasal sinuses
chronic diseases of the tonsils or adenoids
chronic laryngitis or tracheitis
The lower respiratory tract includes the trachea, bronchi and lungs. These organs are often prone to infections that are difficult to treat. These are diseases such as. emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchial asthma, pollen or chronic bronchitis with frequent exacerbations. In the treatment of serious diseases of this type, specialized consultations of a specialist doctor are necessary. In case of recurring or neglected diseases, it is worth considering sanatorium treatment in resorts with clean air and climate, which helps to restore and regenerate the lower respiratory tract.
The smallest patients who suffer from multiple pneumonia or other diseases of the lower respiratory tract have the opportunity to undergo treatment in children’s pulmonary sanatoriums, which offer the most modern procedures for children, professional care of doctors and medical staff.
Polish pulmonological sanatoriums offer treatment for children and adults for the following diseases of the lower respiratory tract:
emphysema with concomitant pulmonary heart syndrome
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
phases after lung tissue resection
pneumoconiosis with onset pulmonary heart syndrome
phases after pneumonia or pleura
chronic bronchitis with frequent exacerbations
pulmonary emphysema with onset pulmonary heart syndrome
Treatment of respiratory organs in sanatoriums is carried out comprehensively, using various techniques: balneotherapy, apparatus and respiratory physiotherapy, climatotherapy (heliotherapy, aerotherapy), speleotherapy (salt caves), halotherapy, mud therapy, breathing exercises, massage, reflexology.