Dec 2022

The group of disease that cause blockage of air flow that is not fully reversible and breathing related problems is referred as COPD. It is common, preventable and treatable chronic lung disease.
COPD is sometimes referred as Chronic bronchitis or Emphysema, most of the people show characteristic symptoms of both diseases.
Chronic Bronchitis: Chronic inflammation of lower respiratory tract which leads to excessive secretion of mucus, cough and dyspnea. The excessive mucus and swelling of tube narrows the tube opening making it hard to get air in and out of lungs.
Emphysema: Complex lung disease in which damage is caused to walls of air sac that make it hard to get full breath.
Smoking (active or passive)
Long -term exposure to air pollutants like dust, fumes and chemicals.
Genetic conditions like Alpha-1 deficiency.
History of respiratory infect in childhood.
Chronic cough with mucus or sputum
Shortness of breath after daily activities.
Persistent wheezing
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Recurring respiratory infections.
Cyanosis of lips and fingernail bed.
The COPD is further divided into 4 stages:
STAGE 1 (Mild COPD):
It is mild stage where person feel out of breath which doing light exercises. another sign is presence of cough with sputum. Mostly paitents are not aware or their condition
STAGE 2(Moderate COPD):
Symptoms worsen than stage 1. Cough and mucous production worsen .Patient develop shortness of breath even during daily activities like walking.
STAGE 3( Sever COPD):
Increase in sputum secretion, change in color of sputum, more shortness of breathing and worsening of cough
STAGE 4( Severe COPD):
Almost everything patient do result in shortening of breath which limits patients mobility. May have difficulty in breathing even when resting.
Respiratory failure or insufficiency.
Pneumonia and respiratory infections
Chronic diseases like Arthritis, congestive heart failure, diabetes etc
Depression or other mental conditions.
Limitation in daily actives like walking or climbing stairs
History taking
Physical examination
Spirometry : To evaluate the airflow
Pulse oximetry
Chest X-ray or CT- scan
Peak test flow
Sputum sample testing
COPD is slight similarities with Shwasa rog and kasa rog.
It is a disorder of Pranvaha srotas. The exposure to etiologic factors leads to aggravation of prana and udana vayu in pranvaha srotas enforcing kapha to obstruct pranvaha srotas. The obstruction cause movement of vayu in all direction in pranvaha srotas, ultimately causing disease.
Licorice - Has soothing effect on lungs and adjust the mucous production. It is used if patient have trouble in coughing up sputum.
Ashwagandha - Given to COPD patients due to rejuvenating and strengthening effects of the herb.
Pushkarmool - Beneficial for reduction of chest congestion and wheezing.
Nasaya karam
1.Broncho Care Syrup
Broncho Caresyrup is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It act on Vata and Kapha dosha from which it mainly reduces Kapha. It means it reduces phelgm production in the lungs and balances sections in the body. It exerts mucolytic and expectorant action on the respiratory system. It increases digestive fire which help improve appetite. It also help in chronic bronchitis and asthma symptoms. Broncho care is antioxidant, anti inflammatory, immuno modulator and a good detoxifier.
USES- All respiratory disorders, Improves metabolism, Increase appetite , Indigestion, Mucolytic, Chronic bronchitis, Cough with thick mucus, Flatulence, Loss of appetite, Recurrent common cold
Recommended Dosage - Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day.
2. Cough Go Tablets:
COUGH GO TAB is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Cough Go tablets help in balancing the kapha dosha. It shows effective results in Chronic Cough, common cold, and all respiratory diseases along with Seasonal Allergy, Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma. It helps to treat root cause and also increase immunity of the person. It's not only symptomatic treatment but heals your body naturally. It contains pure herbal ingredients like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Laxmi vilas rasa, Abhrak bhasam, Tankan bhasam etc. These ingredients contain natural Kapha doshahar properties and help in curing all respiratory diseases and diseases related to Kapha dosha.
USES: Chronic cough, Common cold, Whooping cough, Bronchitis ,All respiratory disorders , Antioxidant , Anti-inflammatory, Bronchodilator
Recommended Dosage -Take 1 tablets twice a day with normal water.
3. Kapha Sachet
The powder contains a mixture of herbal ingredients which are mainly made for the treatment of asthma. Their properties generally balance the vata and kapha dosha. The sachet contains ingredients like - Sitopladi churna, Abhrak bhasma, Laxmi vilas ras, Godanti bhasma, etc. It is used mainly in chronic cough, whooping cough and trouble breathing. It also relieves congestion of chest, sore throat. The ingredients loosen the mucus accumulated in the chest thus making it easy to cough it out. Its main therapeutic effects appear on lungs, pleura, and airways.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 Sachet twice a day with normal water.
4. Giloy capsule:
Giloy capsules are formed with the standardized extract of herb giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The Giloy herb improves immunity, removes toxins from body, purifies blood, beneficial in cough, cold, fever, & bronchitis.
Recommended Dosage:Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.
5. Trikatu Syrup:
Trikatu combines the goodness of Black pepper, Ginger and, Long pepper to create an herbal remedy for digestive ailments, sluggish metabolism, obesity, and high cholesterol. This syrup has best results in anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and expectorant. It also help to tackle the weight problems or obesity. It can modulate your body's immune response while cutting the characteristic inflammation associated with the back pain.
Recommended Dosage-Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day before meal with normal water.