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Respiratory Diseases

Life is sutained by respuratory system only. The process of oxidation burns molecules in food to produce energy; for this a body needs oxygen. By respiration, air goes into and out of lungs to let blood absorb oxygen and give off carbon – di – oxide and water. The respiratory system enables oxygen to enter the body and carbon – di – oxide to exit from the body. Upper respiratory tract consists of Nasal passage, pharynx, larynx and sinus. Lower respiratory tract consists of Trachea, Bronchi, lungs. Common diseases of respiratory tract are, cold, Nose bleed, Influenza, cough, whooping cough, Tuberculosis, Bronchites, Bronchial Asthma, Tonsilites, Hoarseness, Hiccups, Pneumonia etc. Smoking is one of primary causes of several respiratory ailments.
In Ayurveda, respiratory disorders are considered to be derangement of Pranavahastrotas. The imbalance of five kinds of forces – Prana vayu, vyan vayu, Udan vayu, saman value and apana vayu – cause the diseases. In Ayurveda, however, the diseases of this region of the body are treated under the general head ” Kasa Roga”. Ayurvedic has superlative medicines to manage all kinds of respiratory problems, ably and efficiently.
Cold is caused by virus infection. The virus is “Rhino virus”. It attacks nose and throat and causes, sneezing, running nose, cough, Head ache, Body ache etc. It is quite an infectious disease.
Sinus means an air cavity within a bone. There are sets of sinuses around the nose combinedly called paranasal synuses. These are air filled spaces, lined with mucous membrane within some of the bones in the skull. They open into nasal cavity via the meatuses and are named according to the bone in which they are situated. They comprise the frontal sinuses and the maxillary sinuses (one pair of each), the ethmoid sinuses (consisting of spaces inside the ethnoid bone) and the two sphenoid sinuses. Sinusitis is the inflammation of one or more of the mucous – lined airspaces in the facial bones that communicate with the nose.
Cough is a sudden explosive movement of air. It is a reflex mechanism throwing out sticky sputum and other irritants from the air ways. It is only a symptom signaling the onset of respiratory disorder. Cough and cold go hand in hand.
Whooping cough is infectious bacterial disease. Bacterium Borde tella pertussis causes this. Children are most affected. Whooping cough is dangerous in children below 2 years age. It starts with catarrh of the nose, sneezing, watering of the eyes, throat irritation, fever and cough. Later cough becomes persistent and becomes continuous. Paroxysms of coughing, consisting of a series of violent and rapid expiratory cough, succeeded by a bout of high pitched deeply indrawn breath that is the ‘whoop’, occur. Hence the name “whooping cough”
Bronchitis is inflammation of bronchial tubes which carry air to lungs. It is caused by infection and by exposure to irritants. In Bronchitis, the areas of the bronchial wall became inflamed and swollen and mucus increases. As a result the air ways are narrowed. Bacteria and viruses are usually present. If the sputum is clear or white, it suggests viral infection. If the sputum is green or yellow it suggests bacterial infection.
Asthma is a condition in which the body’s air – ways narrow in response to certain stimuli. Asthma is a Greek word meaning short drawn breadth.” Asthma patients gasp for breath, during ‘attacks’. It is an allergic condition and is the most troublesome respiratory disease. It may be caused by allergy brought on by weather conditions, food, drugs, dust, smoke, perfumes, Mosquito repellents and other irritants. Heredity, Psychological factors, stress, anxiety etc; may also cause Asthma. In an asthma attack the smooth muscles of bronchi narrow and the tissue lining the airways swell from inflammation and secrete mucus in the airways. This causes the breathing difficulty. An asthma attack may begin suddenly with wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. There may be tightness in the chest. Shortness of breath may be severe, causing anxiety. Coughing throughout the night, fatigue, indicate Asthma. Itching on the chest or neck may be an early symptom, especially in children. The attack may last a few minutes or it may last for hours or even days. Sweating is the common reaction to the effort and anxiety. Asthma can attack persons of any age. Even children may be afflicted
Tuberculosis is a contagious infection caused by an airborne bacterium “MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERULOSIS”. The germ enters the body through nose, mouth and the wind pipe – and settles down in the lungs. It usually affects lungs but can attack any organ of the body. It multiplies by millions and produces small spots called tubercles. The tubercles, like parasites, consume the body. Once a serious disease, it declined with the advent of anti tuberculosis antibiotics in the 1940’s. Now it has reared its ugly head again and continues to be a serious disease. World wide, there are 8 million new cases and 3 million deaths. Tuberculosis is a disease of filth and poverty. Clean atmosphere, surroundings, well ventilated and clean houses, clean habits are the first imperatives. Rich, nutritious foods prevent T.B and are must during treatment. As T.B. is highly contagious, the patient is to be segregated and is located, preferably in a sanatorium. Otherwise the patient must be kept in an airy, well ventilated room in the house, where there is plenty of sunlight.
Ayurveda and Siddha have a good number of formulations from time immemorial to cure any type of respiratory diseases. It has medicines and therapy for immediate relief and prophylactic medication. The treatments restore health and rejuvenate both body and mind. As medicines are made from natural herbs and ingredients, they are safe to use for any length of time.

Life is sutained by respuratory system only. The process of oxidation burns molecules in food to produce energy; for this a body needs oxygen. By respiration, air goes into and out of lungs to let blood absorb oxygen and give off carbon – di – oxide and water. The respiratory system enables oxygen to enter the body and carbon – di – oxide to exit from the body. Upper respiratory tract consists of Nasal passage, pharynx, larynx and sinus. Lower respiratory tract consists of Trachea, Bronchi, lungs. Common diseases of respiratory tract are, cold, Nose bleed, Influenza, cough, whooping cough, Tuberculosis, Bronchites, Bronchial Asthma, Tonsilites, Hoarseness, Hiccups, Pneumonia etc. Smoking is one of primary causes of several respiratory ailments.In Ayurveda, respiratory disorders are considered to be derangement of Pranavahastrotas. The imbalance of five kinds of forces – Prana vayu, vyan vayu, Udan vayu, saman value and apana vayu – cause the diseases. In Ayurveda, however, the diseases of this region of the body are treated under the general head ” Kasa Roga”. Ayurvedic has superlative medicines to manage all kinds of respiratory problems, ably and efficiently.Cold is caused by virus infection. The virus is “Rhino virus”. It attacks nose and throat and causes, sneezing, running nose, cough, Head ache, Body ache etc. It is quite an infectious disease. Sinus means an air cavity within a bone. There are sets of sinuses around the nose combinedly called paranasal synuses. These are air filled spaces, lined with mucous membrane within some of the bones in the skull. They open into nasal cavity via the meatuses and are named according to the bone in which they are situated. They comprise the frontal sinuses and the maxillary sinuses (one pair of each), the ethmoid sinuses (consisting of spaces inside the ethnoid bone) and the two sphenoid sinuses. Sinusitis is the inflammation of one or more of the mucous – lined airspaces in the facial bones that communicate with the nose.Cough is a sudden explosive movement of air. It is a reflex mechanism throwing out sticky sputum and other irritants from the air ways. It is only a symptom signaling the onset of respiratory disorder. Cough and cold go hand in hand.Whooping cough is infectious bacterial disease. Bacterium Borde tella pertussis causes this. Children are most affected. Whooping cough is dangerous in children below 2 years age. It starts with catarrh of the nose, sneezing, watering of the eyes, throat irritation, fever and cough. Later cough becomes persistent and becomes continuous. Paroxysms of coughing, consisting of a series of violent and rapid expiratory cough, succeeded by a bout of high pitched deeply indrawn breath that is the ‘whoop’, occur. Hence the name “whooping cough”Bronchitis is inflammation of bronchial tubes which carry air to lungs. It is caused by infection and by exposure to irritants. In Bronchitis, the areas of the bronchial wall became inflamed and swollen and mucus increases. As a result the air ways are narrowed. Bacteria and viruses are usually present. If the sputum is clear or white, it suggests viral infection. If the sputum is green or yellow it suggests bacterial infection.Asthma is a condition in which the body’s air – ways narrow in response to certain stimuli. Asthma is a Greek word meaning short drawn breadth.” Asthma patients gasp for breath, during ‘attacks’. It is an allergic condition and is the most troublesome respiratory disease. It may be caused by allergy brought on by weather conditions, food, drugs, dust, smoke, perfumes, Mosquito repellents and other irritants. Heredity, Psychological factors, stress, anxiety etc; may also cause Asthma. In an asthma attack the smooth muscles of bronchi narrow and the tissue lining the airways swell from inflammation and secrete mucus in the airways. This causes the breathing difficulty. An asthma attack may begin suddenly with wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. There may be tightness in the chest. Shortness of breath may be severe, causing anxiety. Coughing throughout the night, fatigue, indicate Asthma. Itching on the chest or neck may be an early symptom, especially in children. The attack may last a few minutes or it may last for hours or even days. Sweating is the common reaction to the effort and anxiety. Asthma can attack persons of any age. Even children may be afflictedTuberculosis is a contagious infection caused by an airborne bacterium “MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERULOSIS”. The germ enters the body through nose, mouth and the wind pipe – and settles down in the lungs. It usually affects lungs but can attack any organ of the body. It multiplies by millions and produces small spots called tubercles. The tubercles, like parasites, consume the body. Once a serious disease, it declined with the advent of anti tuberculosis antibiotics in the 1940’s. Now it has reared its ugly head again and continues to be a serious disease. World wide, there are 8 million new cases and 3 million deaths. Tuberculosis is a disease of filth and poverty. Clean atmosphere, surroundings, well ventilated and clean houses, clean habits are the first imperatives. Rich, nutritious foods prevent T.B and are must during treatment. As T.B. is highly contagious, the patient is to be segregated and is located, preferably in a sanatorium. Otherwise the patient must be kept in an airy, well ventilated room in the house, where there is plenty of sunlight.Ayurveda and Siddha have a good number of formulations from time immemorial to cure any type of respiratory diseases. It has medicines and therapy for immediate relief and prophylactic medication. The treatments restore health and rejuvenate both body and mind. As medicines are made from natural herbs and ingredients, they are safe to use for any length of time.










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