Respiratory System

Respiratory System Disorder Treatment

Introduction: Respiratory system disorder is the term used for the condition which effect the human respiration. Diseases of respiratory system affect the organs and tissues that have to do with breathing, including the nasal cavities, the pharynx(or throat), the larynx, the bronchi and bronchioles, the tissues of the lungs, respiratory muscles of the chest cage and the trachea(or windpipe). Respiratory diseases range from mild, such as common cold, to life-threatening entities like acute asthma, lung cancer, bronchitis, pulmonary embolism, bacterial pneumonia, etc. Respiratory system includes airways, lungs and respiratory muscles. Oxygen and Carbon dioxide molecules are passively exchanged by diffusion between the gaseous external environment and the blood. This process occurs in lungs. In respiratory system disorder the process does not occur effectively. Smoking, drinking alcohol and air pollution are some of the major reasons for respiratory problems. Modern lifestyle and lack of physical exercise along with improper eating and drinking habits serve as an add-on for increasing the intensity of respiratory disorders. Chest pain, frequent cough, wheeziness in chest,unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath or dyspnea, etc are some of the symptoms of respiratory system disorders.

Diseases: Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Sleep apnea, Chronic cold, Mesothelioma, Pneumothorax, Pleural effusion, Asbest osis, Atelectasis, Lung cancer, etc are some of the examples of respiratory disorders.

Ayurvedic view: Ayurveda provides efficient and cost effective solutions for treating respiratory disorders. According to ayurveda most of the disorders related to respiratory system are caused to imbalance of tri-doshas., in particular kapha dosha. Ayurveda suggest suitable lifestyle changes for balancing of tri-doshas thus preventing and curing disorders related to respiratory system. Ayurveda provides proper recommendations that strengthens patients agni, ojas. Ayurveda makes use of techniques like vamana, virechana and niruha basti as well as nasya therpies to treat respiratory disorders. It also recommends use of various herbs in accordance with patients strength. These herbs dry up the excess mucous secretions in the respiratory system. Ayurveda also makes use of yogic techniques to cure respiratory disorders.