3.Bronchial Asthma (swas rog)

In Ayurveda, Tamak Swasa (Bronchial asthma) is a medical condition which causes the airway path of the lungs to inflammatory and narrow. The disease is chronic and interferes with daily working. The Bronchial Asthma can affect any age or gender and depends upon environmental and hereditary factors at large. When ignored, disease proves fatal claiming lives in many cases. As per a recent survey, more than 1 million cases are reported every year in India. Psychological stress aggravates the condition.

Spirometry test estimates the narrowing of bronchial air way by checking how much air you can exhale after a deep breath and how fast you can breathe out.

A peak flow meter is a simple device that measures how hard you can breathe out. Lower than peak flow readings are a sign your lungs may not be working as well and that your asthma may be getting worse. 

Symptoms:

Due to this swelling, the air path produces excess mucus making it hard to breathe, which results in coughing, short breath, and wheezing.

Tightness in the chest.

Coughing

Wheezing

Shortness of breath

Causes:

Increased Kapha accumulates in the airways path, leading to their narrowing and obstruction. This causes an obstruction 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 and Kapha aggravating foods, internal weakness of lung tissues, and various diseases Viral Infection like cold and flu, or pneumonia affecting the lungs. Causal factors include Exposure to substances such as pollen, dust, animal fur, sand, and bacteria, which triggers allergic reactions., Air Pollution, smoke, fumes from vehicles, perfumes etc.Stress and anxiety, Physical activity or exercise induced asthma.Medications like aspirin, Ibuprofen, beta-blockers, etc.Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).Weather, especially extreme changes in temperature that blocks the respiratory channels causing difficulty in breathing.

 

Diet & Lifestyle:
  • Take a steam treatment and Stay warm and drink hot herbal drinks.
  • Regular body massage with warm sesame oil in closed area and hot and cold towels over chest helps to reduce chest pain and loosen mucus helps to pacify Vata Dosha and softens the Kapha Dosha in the chest.
  • Cover your nose and ear when you are in cold, smoky and polluted atmosphere.
  • Avoid sour and cold thing.
  • Heavy foods like dairy products, fried foods, pickles, cold foods, rice, beans and legumes should be avoided.
  • Avoid Exposure to substances such as pollen, dust, animal fur, sand, and bacteria, which triggers allergic reactions., Air Pollution, smoke, fumes from vehicles, perfumes etc.Stress and anxiety, Physical activity or exercise induced asthma.Weather, especially extreme changes in temperature
  • Get Regular exercise can strengthen your heart and lungs, which helps relieve asthma symptoms.you exercise in in closed area, wear a face mask to warm the air you breathe.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. .
Control heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). 

Home Remedy:

Ayurvedic treatment for Bronchial Asthma is initially focused on improving the digestive system. Ayurvedic medicines are administered to clear the blockage from the channels by eliminating toxins ama from the body. They will then liquefy the Kapha present in the channels, allowing proper movement of Vata and fostering proper and easy respiration. Also immune-booster ayurvedic medicine combinations are given to the patient in order to provide both physical and psychological strength, as the patient becomes weak due to repeated attacks of Asthma.

Note - Talk to your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements, as some may interact with medications or allergic to you

Note: Medicine should be taken according to vaidya/docter


Treatment with Remedies