Asthma and respiratory problems

Asthma is a disease of the human respiratory system in which the airways narrow, often in response to a trigger such as exposure to an allergen, cold air, excessive exercise or emotional stress. This narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing.

Aggravated Kapha (water) accumulates in the airways, leading to their narrowing and obstruction. This causes an interruption in the flow of the air in the lungs, causing shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. This happens because of increased intake of vata (air) and kapha aggravating foods, internal weakness of lung tissues, and various diseases affecting the lungs. Factors like living in a cold and damp atmosphere, having cold or stale food or drink, eating foods that are not easily digestible, and ama (mucus) formation that blocks the respiratory channels also causing difficulty in breathing.

Ayurveda regards Asthma as a disorder caused by impaired digestion. A malfunctioning digestive process causes hypersensitivity to certain substances, such as dust and pollen that triggers the asthma attacks. Deposits of ama (mucus) in the lungs and respiratory tract create obstruction in breathing and cause wheezing or coughing.

Ayurvedic treatment of asthma focuses on restoring digestion with herbal preparations and the right diet and lifestyle changes. The medicines primarily work on pacifying Kapha and cleansing toxins from the body. In addition, specific herbal combinations are also supplemented to boost the body’s immunity.

Symptoms of Asthma & other respiratory problems vary over time, and also differ in severity from one person to another. In case, it is not timely diagnosed & effectively treated, these problems often leads to hospitalization, missed work and school, less physical activeness, sleepless nights and even death in some cases.

You may have noticed that in a group of some people, just 2-3 people easily get affected by the cold, flu or other viral infection. It not happens by chance but because of two main reasons: either it is genetic or because of weak immune system. This thing is very crucial from the treatment point of view. People who already knows that their genes are of such type or they are of Kapha Prakurti in the language of Ayurveda, then they must take precautions in advance to prevent themselves from getting infected by virus or flu. They must also try to make their immune system strong by using good herbs which are easily available at home like Haldi, Neem, Dalchini & Tulsi.

But it is not just for few people; even every one of us must take care of our strong immune system as its weakness is the root cause behind almost all the problems & not just respiratory issues. As winters get start, people should try to have light nutritional meals which are easily digestible & must increase the intake of above mentioned some easy available herbs which not just boosts the immune system but also useful to fight with various complications arise in winters like skin dryness, less physical activeness, digestion problems, swelling etc. Illness & Viral attack steals the body energy & freshness to a great extent. At that time, body rejuvenation is much required to restore the activeness of body & its organs.

Special herbs & Panchkarma therapies are very beneficial in rejuvenating the body. Ayurvedic Treatment for Respiratory Diseases helps to overcome these problems.

Respiratory problems are often treated with steroids that not just weaken the lungs if used for long duration but also have many side effects such as Dryness, viral infection, yeast infection, lowered immunity, rashes, thinning of bronchioles, psoriasis and many more.

Many respiratory problems occur due to increased secretion of mucus in the body. Various market available medicines just make it dry so that it cannot clog the nasal airways but this dry mucus get deposited inside the body only & don’t get out from it which creates problem in future as this small problem converted into serious one like Bronchitis etc.

DR.PRAPANCH

BAMS,MD(AYU) MS(Psychotherapy and Counseling) Grandson of ayurvedic legend Edayadi kunhikannan vaidyar (known as Edayadi Vaidyar) who held the lamp of great wisdom of Ayurvedic Ashtavaidya System.Read More...