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What is the Best Alternative Treatment for PNEUMONIA?

Pnemonia

WHAT IS PNEUMONIA?

Pneumonia is a medical condition in which there is inflammation of the alveoli of lungs. Alveoli are the air sacs which transmit air from the external environment to the inside of the lungs. During pneumonia, these air sacs get filled with pus or fluid, thus causing difficulty in breathing. Bacteria, fungi and viruses are the micro-organisms which can cause pneumonia. Fever, chills and cough with purulent discharge are some of the most common symptoms of pneumonia. The symptoms of pneumonia range from mild to severe. It can be fatal in infants and young children.

When both the lungs are involved in pneumonia, then it is called bilateral or double pneumonia.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PNEUMONIA?

Different types of micro-organisms are responsible for the cause of pneumonia. There are various types of micro-organisms present in air such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. When a person’s immune system becomes weak, these micro-organisms overpower it and cause infection of the lungs.

Some of the causal micro-organisms are:

  • RSV virus
  • Flu virus
  • RSV virus
  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Mycoplasma pneumonia
  • Cryptococcus fungi
  • Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • Toxoplasma protozoa

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF PNEUMONIA?

Pneumonia can affect people of any age group but some of the factors make a person at more risk of developing the disease:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Children of 2 years or younger
  • People of 65 years or above
  • Suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Being on ventilator
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Suffering from neurological disease like parkinson’s disease
  • Pregnancy

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PNEUMONIA?

Some of the common signs and symptoms of pneumonia are:

  • Pain in chest during coughing or breathing
  • Cough with phlegm
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Body fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • State of mental confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Pain in abdomen during coughing or deep breathing
  • Increased heart rate
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bluish nails, lips or nails – cyanosis
  • Restlessness

WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF PNEUMONIA?

If not treated properly, then there can be some of the fatal complications which can arise with pneumonia:

  • Presence of bacteria in bloodstream – bacteremia
  • Accumulation of fluid in lungs called pleural effusion
  • Formation of abscess in lungs
  • Difficulty in breathing

HOW PNEUMONIA IS DIAGNOSED?

The doctor will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will do a physical examination with stethoscope. He will take the patient’s complete medical history. He will suggest some of the following tests to the patient:

  • Blood tests
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Sputum test
  • Chest X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Culture of pleural fluid
  • Arterial blood gas test
  • Bronchoscopy

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PNEUMONIA

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of pneumonia:

Pneumonia1. Kapha Powder

This ayurvedic powder is very effective in cough with mucus, cold, and other respiratory disorders. Cough powder is a mixture of some ayurvedic ingredients like talisadi churna, abharak bhasam, godanti bhasam, lakshmi vilas rasa, yashtimadhu churna, tankan bhasma, kaph ketu ras. These ingredients in combination show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, & expectorant properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice a day with honey.

2. Trikatu Tablet

As the name suggests three ingredients are used for its preparation like Shunthi, Pippali, & Maricha. These herbs in combination deal with the loss of appetite, gas, flatulence, bloating, abdominal distension, weak digestion, constipation, abdominal pain, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

3. Cough Go Tablets

These herbal tablets are beneficial in cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. Cough Go Tablets are ayurvedic formulation containing Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), etc. All these ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, & expectorant properties. This is very beneficial in fever due to phlegm and treats the chronic cough. It helps in reducing cough, headache, rhinitis, etc.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily 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. Nerve up tablets

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata disorders, speed up physical and mental processes. It act as Respiratory stimulant, helps in Joint pain, Inflammation, Stiffness, Gout, Arthritis, Bodyache, Erectile dysfunction, and Body weakness.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

6. Amrit Tulsi Ras

Amrit Tulsi Ras is a pure herbal preparation containing five types of Tulsi extracts Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum gratissium, Ocimum canum, Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum citriodorum. This herbal drop increases immunity, helps to treat cough, common cold and skin, respiratory diseases specially bronchitis. It gives effective results in bacterial and viral infections.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops twice daily in a cup of water.

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Treating Pneumonia Naturally with Ayurveda

pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of airways of one or both the lungs. The air spaces are filled with purulent material (pus) or fluid causing the cough reflex with phlegm or pus. Also having other symptoms of infection such as fever with chills, difficulty in breathing etc. there are plenty of microorganism causing pneumonia like bacteria, virus and fungus. Pneumonia ranges from mild to serious life threatening. But it is the most serious infection in infants, young children, older people and people with low immunity.

It can be of two types:

  • Lobar Pneumonia (affecting one or more lobes)
  • Bronchial Pneumonia (affects patches throughout the lungs)

What causes Pneumonia?

It can be bacterial, viral or fungal.

Viruses causing Pneumonia: It only constitutes one third of the pneumonia. People usually acquire bacterial pneumonia if he/she is having viral pneumonia.

  • Influenza virus
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
  • Rhino virus
  • adenovirus

Bacteria causing Pneumonia: It is the most common cause occur in individuals having poor immunity, poor nutrition, old age etc . It affects all ages.

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Fungal causing Pneumonia:

  • Histoplamosis
  • Blastomycosis
  • aspergillosis

Who are at risk?

  • Children Younger than 2 years
  • Older people more than 65 years
  • Smoking
  • People having certain medical conditions
  • Weaker immunity

Sign and Symptom:

  • Fever and chills
  • Blue discoloration of lips and fingernails
  • Greenish yellow cough with blood or mucus
  • Delirium or altered mental state
  • Rapid breathing
  • Extreme tiredness and low energy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stabbing chest pain that worsen over coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache

 

What does Ayurveda say about Pneumonia?

     Shwasanaka jwara is the term given to Pneumonia in Ayurveda. Out of three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha, predominantly kapha dosha is vitiated along with ama formation  (accumulation of toxins). These toxins or ama blocked the srotas (microchannels) of the body results in the adulturating the Agni (digestive Fire).  Spreading the Agni throughout the body from its place Kostha (stomach), pushing heat towards the skin resulting in rise of body temperature. Ayurveda focuses on reduction of Kapha dosha to promote healing and decreasing symptoms of pneumonia.

 Treatment Protocol according to Ayurveda:

  • Langhan (Fasting)
  • Vamana (medicated emesis)
  • Herbs like Amalaki, Giloy, Vasa, Kutaj, Bhringraj etc
  • Classical Ayurvedic formulations like Sanjeevani vati, Sudershanghanvati, sudershan churna, giloy satva, arogyavardhini vati etc

Managing Pneumonia Naturally With Chandigarh Ayurved Centre:

Product description:

1. Kapha Powder:

This ayurvedic powder is very effective in cough with mucus, cold, and other respiratory disorders. Cough powder is a mixture of some ayurvedic ingredients like talisadi churna, abharak bhasam, godanti bhasam, lakshmi vilas rasa, yashtimadhu churna, tankan bhasma, kaph ketu ras. These ingredients in combination show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, & expectorant properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice a day with honey.

2. Trikatu Tablet:

As the name suggests three ingredients are used for its preparation like Shunthi, Pippali, & Maricha. These herbs in combination deal with the loss of appetite, gas, flatulence, bloating, abdominal distension, weak digestion, constipation, abdominal pain, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

3. Cough Go Tablets:

These herbal tablets are beneficial in cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. Cough Go Tablets are ayurvedic formulation containing Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), etc. All these ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, & expectorant properties. This is very beneficial in fever due to phlegm and treats the chronic cough. It helps in reducing cough, headache, rhinitis, etc.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily 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. Nerve up tablets:

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata disorders, speed up physical and mental processes. It act as Respiratory stimulant, helps in Joint pain, Inflammation, Stiffness, Gout, Arthritis, Bodyache, Erectile dysfunction, and Body weakness.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

6. Amrit Tulsi Rasa:

Amrit Tulsi Ras is a pure herbal preparation containing five types of Tulsi extracts Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum gratissium, Ocimum canum, Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum citriodorum. This herbal drop increases immunity, helps to treat cough, common cold and skin, respiratory diseases specially bronchitis. It gives effective results in bacterial and viral infections.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops twice daily in a cup of water.

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PNEUMONIA

pnemonia

Introduction:

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of one or both the lungs basically affecting the smaller air sacs known as alveoli. Pneumonia is basically caused by various microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or fungi. It is a serious condition of the lungs in which the air sacs fill with fluid or pus. It commonly occurs in infants, young children, old age or people with low immunity. It ranges from mild to serious life threatening disease.

Causative Agents: the most common microorganism causing pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae. Other causative agents are

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  •  Haemophilus influenzae
  •  Rhinovirus
  • Adenovirus
  • SARS infection
  • Parainfluenza virus
  • Respiratory syncytial virus.
  • Histoplasmosis species

Risk factors: 

  • Infants
  • Person ages 65 or above
  • Weaker immunity
  • Pregnant women
  • HIV
  • Medications like steroids
  • Chronic illness like cystic fibrosis, asthma, diabetes
  • Hospitalized patients
  • People exposed to irritants, air pollutants, toxic fumes

Various Types of pneumonia: 

  • Hospital acquired pneumonia
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Aspiration pneumonia

Stages of Pneumonia:

Stages of the pneumonia can be classified on the basis of which area of lung it may affecting :

  • Bronchopneumonia: The area of the lungs  affected in the bronchopneumonia are bronchi, the tubes connect to windpipe (trachea)
  • Lobar pneumonia: Lobar pneumonia occurs in the lobes of the lungs. It is further divided into four stages:
  1. Congestion: The air sacs are  filled with fluid, heavy and congested.
  2. Red Hepatization: in the fluid filled sac red blood cells and white blood cells enter that leads to red discoloration and hardness.
  3. Gray Hepatization: red blood cells breaks down responsible for gray color from red
  4. Resolution: white blood cells help in clearing the infection

Signs and symptoms: 

  • Fever with chills (shet jwara)
  • Shallow and rapid breathing (shwas adhikya)
  • Productive cough (kasa)
  • Pain in chest (hridya school)
  • Loss of appetite (aruchi)
  • Nausea and vomiting (hrillas, chhardi)
  • Headache (shirshool)
  • Fatigue and low in energy (Durbalta)
  • Confusion especially in older person (bhram)

Complications:

  • Bacteremia
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pleural effusion
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Impairment in breathing
  • Fatal

Diagnosis :

  • Blood test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Sputum test
  • CT scan
  • Pleural fluid culture
  • Arterial blood gas test
  • bronchoscopy

Ayurvedic Aspect:

Ayurveda is an ancient science from more than 3000 years. All the disorders in the human body are due to imbalance of doshas (body humors) ; those are vata, pitta and kapha. The main involvement of doshas in Pneumonia are vata and kapha dosha. In  Ayurveda pneumonia is called shwasanaka jwara (fever). Here in pneumonia kapha dosha is vitiated along with ama (toxins) that block the microchannels of the body known as strotas. The agni from the kostha (stomach), pushes the heat towards peripheries that is skin raising the body temperature and giving other symptoms like rigors, thick productive cough, chest pain, weakness, delirium.

The first line of treatment to manage jwara (fever) as per Ayurveda is langhana (fasting). Laghana helps in resolution of  ama condition and kapha dosha. After the digestion of ama,  vamana (induced vomiting) therapy is to be done. Vamana is a bio purification process that helps to remove toxins from the body including excess of kapha accumulation. Vamana helps with the symptoms like cough, breathing difficulties. Laghana and Vamana are contradicted in the patients with  predominant vata.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre treatment for Pneumonia :

Product Description:

1. Cough  powder:

This ayurvedic powder is very effective in coughing with mucus, cold, and other respiratory disorders. Cough powder is a mixture of some ayurvedic ingredients like talisadi churna, abharak, godanti, lakshmi vilas ras, yashtimadhu churna, tankan , kaph ketu ras. These ingredients in combination shows:

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Bronchodilator
  • Expectorant properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice a day with honey.

2. Trikatu Tablet:

 As the name suggests three ingredients are used for its preparation like Shunthi, Pippali, & Maricha. These herbs in combination deal with

  • loss of appetite
  • Gas
  • Flatulence and bloating
  • abdominal distension
  • weak digestion
  • Constipation
  • abdominal pain

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

3. Cough Go Tablets:

These herbal tablets are beneficial in cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. Cough Go Tablets are ayurvedic formulation containing Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), etc. All these ingredients show:

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • expectorant properties
  • Manages chronic cough
  • Headache

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

4. Giloy capsule:

Giloy capsules are formed with the standardized extract of herb giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). In ancient ayurveda text Giloy is considared to be Rasayana (potent rejuvenator). The benefits of the herbs are as follows:

  • improves immunity
  • remove toxins from the body,
  • purifies blood
  • beneficial in cough and cold
  • Fever
  • bronchitis

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

5. Nerve up tablets:

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha, and act as a nervous stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudh kuchla, shuddha shilajeet, abhrak, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contain natural vatahar properties and help in curing vata disorders, speed up physical and mental processes. It acts as:

  • Respiratory stimulant
  • helps in relieving Joint pain, Inflammation and  Stiffness
  • Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Bodyache
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Body weakness

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

6. Amrit Tulsi Ras:

Amrit Tulsi Ras is a pure herbal preparation containing five types of Tulsi extract such as Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum gratissimum, Ocimum canum, Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum citriodorum. These herbal drops helps in following manner:

  • Increases immunity
  • Helps to treat cough,
  • Common cold
  • Skin and respiratory diseases, especially bronchitis
  • Effective in bacterial and viral infections

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops twice daily in a cup of water.