Prana is a vital component of life. The air that enters the body through the respiratory system allows vital and life-sustaining functions to take place. Unfortunately, as a result of environmental and lifestyle factors, respiratory disorders have become all too frequent. 

In Ayurveda, respiratory diseases are issues caused by a Kapha-Vata imbalance. The lungs, respiratory system, and heart are governed by Avlambaka Kapha, a kind of Kapha dosha. Udana Vata and Prana Vayu flow are controlled by this. Asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Bronchitis, and Pneumonia, as well as seasonal allergies, are caused by an imbalance in these basic doshas.

Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory illness marked by the constriction of the airways. This occurs when the body reacts to a stimulus such as cold air, airborne allergens, mental stress, or strenuous exercise. Patients experience symptoms such as chest tightness, wheezing noises when breathing, coughing, and shortness of breath as their airways constrict.

Asthma is caused by an excess of vata (cold), the use of kapha-stimulating foods, the weakening of lung tissues, and difficulties caused by lung illnesses. Asthma is influenced by environmental and lifestyle factors. Cold or stale meals are difficult to digest, resulting in the development of ama (mucus), which blocks the respiratory tract and makes breathing difficult. Asthma is worse by living in a chilly, wet atmosphere.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a lung ailment that causes an acute inflammation of the trachea and bronchi, resulting in phlegm or sputum buildup and discharge. Bronchitis is a state that can be either chronic or acute. Treatment for bronchitis varies based on the kind of illness. Acute bronchitis is a short-term illness that may be treated in a few weeks, but chronic bronchitis can take a little longer.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis, also known as Pinas in Ayurveda, is a disease in which the sinuses become clogged with mucus and irritated. Sinusitis may strike persons of any age or gender. Sinusitis is common in children with colds and other viral illnesses, as well as asthma sufferers.

Foods that are heavy, indigestible, and incompatible foods, as well as foods that are dry, greasy, spicy, or too hot or too cold, cause impairment of all three doshas. Impaired Kapha (Water) builds up in the sinuses, obstructing Vata flow (Air). Swelling and irritation of the nasal tissues are caused by an imbalanced Pitta (Fire). Suppressing natural desires to cry and vomit, being exposed to cold or dusty and dry weather, staying awake late at night, and sleeping during the day are all variables that contribute to this illness. 

Rhinitis

Itchy eyes and throat, runny nose with watery discharge, and sneezing are all symptoms of rhinitis, a disease in which the delicate and sensitive membrane becomes irritated. Acute, chronic, and allergic rhinitis are the three kinds of rhinitis. Rhinitis is caused by viral and bacterial infections, dust, pollen, fumes, spices, and certain environmental factors, to name a few.

Such allergies are considered to be induced by nerve system hypersensitivity in Ayurveda. Allergic Rhinitis therapy in Ayurveda is successful because it is tailored to each patient’s body type. According to Ayurveda, it is caused by the presence of ama (toxins) in the body as well as a lack of immunity. Accumulated ama aggravates the body’s Kapha (Water) levels, resulting in a variety of allergy symptoms. 

Allergies

Allergies are an immune system response to chemicals that the body misidentifies as dangerous. An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts, and the chemicals that trigger it are known as allergens. Allergic responses show as eczema, hives, hay fever, asthma, and food allergies, which are all prevalent skin and respiratory diseases. Allergy therapy in Ayurveda begins with identifying each patient’s unique underlying cause.

 

Chronic Laryngitis

The laryngeal mucous membrane is swollen, congested, and mucus-coated in laryngitis. Chronic laryngitis develops after a series of acute laryngitis episodes. Because the larynx is in charge of creating voice, laryngitis naturally affects a person’s voice. In Ayurveda, persistent laryngitis is known as swarabhed, where swar means voice and bhed indicates breaking.

COPD

Allergies are an immune system response to chemicals that the body misidentifies as dangerous. An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts, and the chemicals that trigger it are known as allergens. Allergic responses show as eczema, hives, hay fever, asthma, and food allergies, which are all prevalent skin and respiratory diseases. COPD is treated in Ayurveda by first determining the patient’s specific underlying cause.

Influenza

Influenza, sometimes known as the flu, is a viral infection that causes illness. Although it has symptoms that are comparable to the ordinary cold, they are more severe and prominent. A virus in the body is the primary cause of influenza. When an infected individual coughs, sneezes, or merely chats near others, the virus spreads. It may quickly spread from your hand to your nose or mouth by touching a contaminated surface such as a phone, keyboard, or doorknob. You can get the flu by breathing the air where an infected person has been. 

Pleurisy

Pleurisy is a condition in which the pleura, the lining that surrounds the lungs, becomes inflamed. Sharp chest discomfort occurs when irritated pleural layers brush against one other while breathing. Though there are numerous possible causes, viral infections that move from the lungs to the pleural cavity are the most common. This ailment is called as parshwashool in Ayurveda.