Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways into the lungs presented to as difficulty in breathing. Symptoms vary in severity and frequency from person to person and may occur several times in a day or week in affected individuals, and for some people it may become worse during physical activity or at night.
During an asthma attack, the lining of bronchial tubes swell, causing the airways to narrow, reducing the flow of air into and out of lungs causing the muscles around to tighten which increases production of phlegm and difficulty to breathe assosciated with cough, wheezing and chest tightness. Recurrent asthma symptoms frequently can cause sleeplessness, daytime fatigue, reduced activity levels and school and work absenteeism.
It was estimated that more than 339 million people in the world suffer from asthma, but luckily asthma has a relatively low fatality rate compared to other chronic diseases.
- Strong Genetic Predisposition
- Allergens (such as dust and pollens)
- Cold air
- Physical exercise
- Extreme emotional arousal ( anger, fear)
- Drugs like Aspirin.
As per Ayurveda, asthma (shwasa) is caused mainly due to vitiation of kapha and vata(basic elements) which happens due to reasons such as:
- Intake of dry, cold , heavy, incompatible food and irregular intake of food.
- Excessive intake of black gram, beans, sesame, meat of aquatic animals.
- Intake of cold water and exposure to cold climate
- Exposure to dust, smoke and wind.
- Excessive exercise, over indulge in the sexual activity.
- Trauma to throat, chest and vital organs.
- Suppression of natural urges.
Vata gets vitiated due to vata aggravating factors, and it moves in upward direction occupying all the srotases (channels of transportation). On reaching head and neck, it vitiates kapha located in those regions. The provoked kapha along with vata causes peenasa(cold, congestion). In due course of progression, the kapha blocks the srotases leading to dysnoea.
Ayurveda focuses on removing the triggering factors and all the causes which flares up the condition. The aim of treatment is to move the excess kapha back to stomach and then eliminate it through external and internal therapies.
Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital takes an initiative to provide you everything personalised based on your body constitution, severity and cause. We emphasise on using specific drugs and drug combinations along with customised diet plan to improve better quality of life and to prevent recurrence of disease.