Intensive development of industry with accompanying
urbanisation causes air pollution, which primarily affects
respiratory system. The consequence of this is a rapidly
increasing number of patients with chronic respiratory
This is partially connected with environment pollution and
various allergens in the air and food as well as bad habits,
such as smoking, unhealthy eating habits, etc.
Around 10% of humankind suffers from one of the respiratory
system diseases, the number of children affected by
asthma is alarming and so is the number of adults
suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Besides different rehabilitation centres, there are also
various health spas around the world, where climatic
conditions favourably affect the organism, stimulating
positive immunologic, endocrine and neurotrophic effects.
Treatment of chronic diseases takes a lot of time, is
expensive and, unfortunately, often not efficient enough and
also accompanied by unwanted side effects. All of this
requires new approaches, ways of treatment and the need for
Sežana has due to its geographic position extraordinarily
favourable climatic conditions particularly for
treatment and rehabilitation of pulmonary patients.
It is situated at 400m height above sea level, around 5km
airline distance from the sea in the area of Karst with rich
vegetation, where favourable climatic characteristics of the
Mediterranean and medium height mountains meet. Air
pollution is insignificant.