Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Ayurveda Melbourne

July 25, 2018
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

By Dr Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

 

What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease that can be characterized by poor airflow to the lung and causing pathological changes in the lungs.

If not treated correctly, it keeps progressing and gets worse with time and the damage done to the lungs cannot be undone.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of lung diseases namely chronic bronchitis and Emphysema.

Chronic bronchitis – the airway of the lungs gets swollen or inflamed causing mucus which leads to copd.

Emphysema – a condition where the air sacs in the lungs gets damaged resulting in less intake of air causing shortness of breath.

COPD Symptoms

  • Constant cough for a long time
  • Presence of mucus in cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath during normal everyday activities and physical exertions
  • Feeling of tightness in chest area in some cases
  • Wheezing
  • Blueness in lips and nails
  • Swelling of ankles feet and legs.

 

Causes

  • The main cause of COPD is smoking. People who have a history of smoking are the ones. Who are usually prone to COPD.
  • Long term exposure to ling irritants and chemicals or smoke at work place.
  • Genetic conditions also play a role in causing COPD.
  • Some people with asthma can also develop COPD.

 

COPD treatment in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic treatment of copd involves use of herbal remedies in treating the condition to reduce the damage of the tissues in the lungs.

The treatments are timely so as to reduce the effect of copd on the lungs and to prevent from any further damage.

Ayurvedic Treatments aim at treating the infections in the breathing tube and widening them by reducing the inflammation or swelling to ensure proper breathing to reduce shortness of breath in the patients.

 

Ayurvedic Herbs for COPD

The following herbs and supplements have been used in Ayurveda for centuries to alleviate symptoms similar to COPD

  • Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) – helps in relaxing the airways, improving airflow into the lungs and provides relief from the inflammation and airway constriction due to COPD.
  • Turmeric – offers relief from airway restrictions and impaired lung function associated with COPD.
  • Red Sage (Salvia Miltiorrhiza) – helps fight the oxidative stress underlies COPD.
  • English Ivy (Hedera Helix) – an effective antioxidant, protecting the linings of blood vessels from injury.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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