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    Respiratory System:

    Pathological conditions affecting the organs involved in breathing are known as respiratory diseases. Respiratory diseases range from mild self limiting conditions such as common cold, to life threatening diseases like lung cancer, pulmonary embolism etc.

    Clinical Presentation:

    • Cough
    • Runny, blocked or itchy nose
    • Wheeze
    • Breathlessness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest tightness
    • Limitation of usual activities

    Prevalence:

    • Respiratory disease is a common and significant cause of illness and death around the world.
    • Globally around 300 million people of all ages suffer from Asthma and estimated an additional 100 million people with asthma by 2025
    • Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ranges from 4% to 20% in adults over 40 years of age and it increases with the age, particularly among smokers
    • COPD was the fifth cause of death in 2002 and it is projected to be the fourth cause of mortality by 2030
    • In India, COPD is one among the top 5 leading causes of Years Lived With Disability (YLD)
    • Due to rapid industrialization and urbanization , around 25% of population worldwide suffers from allergies causing respiratory symptoms

    Risk Factors:

    Population density, industrial and textile pollutants, adopting modern life style, history of asthma in a first degree relative, advancing age and all forms of tobacco smoking

    Treatment approach at I-AIM:

    Integrative health care approach includes
    • Whole system Ayurveda treatment
    • Yoga
    • Physiotherapy
    • Allopath intervention on need basis

    Whole System Ayurveda Treatment:

    It includes following components
    • Internal medications :
    • To counteract the pathological events thereby reducing symptoms
    • To improve digestion and metabolism
    • To improve immunity
    • Panchakarma treatment:
    • Sthanika Abhyanga with sweda (Local external therapy)
    • Vamana (Emesis )
    • Virecana (Purgation)
    • Nasya (nasal instillation)
    • Diet and lifestyle advice

    KEY MESSAGES

    • Chronic disease epidemics take decades to become fully established.
    • Chronic diseases often begin in childhood.
    • Because of their slow evolution and chronic nature, chronic diseases present opportunities for prevention.
    • The treatment of chronic diseases demands a long-term and systematic approach.
    • Common cold
    • Cough
    • Tonsillitis
    • Laryngitis
    • Pharyngitis
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Allergic bronchitis
    • Asthma
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Dr Sreelatha
Specialization: Respiratory   Degree: BAMS,MD
12 Years Experience
Mon -Fri 10 to 5 PM ; Sat-Sun 10 to 3 PM
+91-80-28567000, +91-80-32022857

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