A cough is supposed to protect and help you heal. It gets out stuff that doesn't belong in your lungs and windpipe, like inhaled dirt or food. But if somebody coughs a lot, it can be a sign of a disease.
Cough, also known as tussis, is a voluntary or involuntary act that clears the throat and breathing passage of foreign particles, microbes, irritants, fluids, and mucus; it is a rapid expulsion of air from the lungs.
Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with a cold, flu, or acute bronchitis. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks.
- Chronic bronchitis.
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
- Throat disorders, such as croup in young children.
- Some medicines.
According to Ayurveda , Kasa (Cough) is the disease or symptom of respiratory tract occurring due to obstruction of Vata dosha (basic body element) and its reverse movement. Rough exercises, dry and rough foods, suppression of natural urges are also considered to be the causes of cough, in addition.
Due to the causative factors, the vata in the body gets obstructed in the lower part of body. It gets vitiated and move upwards, afflicting the channels of circulation in the upper part of body. It then takes over the function of udana vayu (function of respiration) and gets lodged in chest and throat. This also affects prana vayu, giving rise to coughing, which may be dry or with phlegm.
As per Ayurveda, it is said to eliminate the cause first and then treat the disease. It does not merely consider the symptoms alone. After eradicating the cause, all the vitiated doshas (basic elements) needs to be brought back to harmony for recovery.
We Kooplicat Ayurveda hospital team helps you to achieve this through customised treatments, internal medications and strict ayurvedic diet that are decided based on the body constitution of each individual. We also help you to incorporate certain habits and regimen that will help to prevent the recurrence of the disease in future.