Everything You Need To Know About Asthma and its Treatment
- Asthma is an inflammatory disease in the airways to the lungs. It makes breathing and various physical exercises difficult.
- Asthma symptoms occur when the lining of your airways swell and the muscles around them tighten. The mucus then fills the airways, hence reducing the amount of air that can pass through. Prakash Nethralaya follows a holistic approach and provides effective relief in all these symptoms with Ayurvedic Asthma Treatment.
- Bronchial Asthma and Allergic Asthma are the two major types of Asthma. Bronchial is due to the weakness of the lungs and allergic is due to some allergen.
- Asthma is diagnosed by stethoscope examination, blood tests for allergy, and spirometry tests to measure the strength of the lungs.
- Environmental pollutants, allergens, viral infections, overweight, Stressed lifestyle, and genetic factors are the major causes of Asthma.
- Coughing at night, wheezing sound, tightness of the chest, fatigue, and shortness of the breath are the major symptoms of Asthma.
- According to Ayurveda, vitiation of Vata and Kapha doshas are responsible for Asthma. Kapha chokes the airway passage and the flow of Vata is disturbed resulting in Symptoms of Asthma.
- The Ayurvedic treatment for Asthma focuses on removing the root cause of the airway obstruction and strengthening of the airway muscles by means of Ayurveda medicines, diet recommendations, and lifestyle changes.
- Use of Garlic, Turmeric (Haldi), Basil (Tulasi), Dried Ginger (Saunth), Black Pepper (Kali Mirch), and drinking warm water will help to relieve the symptoms.
- Breathing exercises (Pranayam) will help to strengthen the airway muscles and will prevent the attacks of Asthma.
- The use of tobacco, curd, refrigerated food items, fried and processed food, cold drinks, overeating, bakery products, and perfumes can increase the problem. Hence, they should be avoided.
Symptoms of Asthma
Shortness of Breath
Patients experience shortness of breath along with tightness of chest, difficulty in walking even after very little physical exertion or sometimes even during rest.
A typical sound of whistleblowing or rubbing of the glass balls comes from the chest with breathing. The sound can be heard even without a stethoscope in advance stage.
The patient coughs a lot, especially during the night hours. After spitting phlegm, symptoms are relieved. Sometimes the coughing is severe and requires emergency measures.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of treatment looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. There are two ways of treatment; Shodhan, and Shaman. Shodhan is a complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Medicines always work better in a patient who has been detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed in the most natural way and not in the synthetic and chemical form. This is for this reason that the medicines are soft on the body and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take the medicines for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Rather, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.
Our Approach To Asthma Treatment
Initial Stage Treatment
It is easy to cure Asthma by Ayurveda treatments if the disease is in the initial stage and if the symptoms are less. Ayurveda medicines, diet and lifestyle changes are sufficient enough for Asthma Home Treatment.
Chronic Stage Treatment
Patients with a chronic history of more than 5 years may require a few of the panchakarma treatments along with medicines, and diet. The condition can be stabilized and improved leading to a normal daily routine.