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    Best tips on Asthma

    ASTHMA

    Asthma is a disease that affects the airways causing severe & sudden constriction of tubes that carry air into the lungs. People suffering from Asthma (long-lasting/chronic ,recurrent or acute) are usually effected by some trigger that can be some allergy,smoke,sudden fall in temperature ,infection, psychological shock like phobia or some medicine.In Ayurveda, Asthma is known as 'Swas Roga', the vitiated 'Pranvayu' combines with the 'Kapha dosha' in the lungs causing obstruction in the respiratory passage that leads to coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

    CAUSES

    · Hereditary
    · By excessive use of cold water and cold drinks
    · Too much intake of kapha vardhak padaraths
    · Excessive exposure to dust and smoke.
    · Excessive wind, cold, cold bath or excessive heat, sun bath
    · Exhaustive exercise, walking
    · Airborne allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, cockroaches and dust miles
    · Respiratory infections, such as the common cold


    SIGN & SYMPTOMS

    · Shortness of breath
    · Chest tightness or pain
    · Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
    · A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma in children)
    · Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by a respiratory viral pneumonitis such as a cold or the flu

    INVESTIGATIONS


    · Lung function test
    · Imaging test Chest X-RAY
    · Allergy test

    AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ASTHMA

    · During attacks - Apply warm 'Sesame oil(Til-tail)' over chest and back .Apply hot fomentation
    · Take Dry Ginger (saunth powder)1/4 tea spoon
    · Piper Nigrum(Kali mirch)6+Common Black salt(Kala namak )1/4 teaspoon+ 5 leaves of Ocimum Sanctum(Tulsi)Boil this mixture in 200 ml water reducing it to 50 ml. Filter and sip it.

    Some Ayurvedic medicines

    · Swaskuthar ras
    · Sitopladi churna
    · Vasa avleh

    Panchkarma Treatments

    · Nasyam
    · Virechanam
    · Steam
    · Abhyangam
    · Shirodhara to remove Stress etc

    PRECAUTIONS

    Do’s
    · Drink warm water
    · Take steam
    · Wear a mask and glove when cleaning, vacuuming or painting to limit dust & chemical exposure
    · When possible choose hardwood floors instead of carpeting.If you must have carpeting choose low one & Vacuum it twice a week
    · Keep indoor humidity low (25%-50%).Use dehumidifier
    · Regularly chang filters on heaters and air conditioners

    DON'T
    • Avoid fried and processed food
    • Avoid food such as rice, curds, buttermilk, sugar, lentils
    • Avoid over eating .Take light dinner one hour before going to bed
    • Avoid fruits such as guava, papaya, watermelon and banana








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  2. #2
    A good information, I have an ASTHMA when I was a kid. I am happy that my asthma is not triggering anymore.


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