Chronic Bronchitis

Ayurveda indicate that the prime reasons for bronchitis are improper digestion and mental disturbances. A person suffering with chronic bronchitis often finds difficult to breath and may feel tightness in the chest. The narrow respiratory tract allows only less oxygen to exhale into the body of the patient. This may cause patient’s lip and body to turn blue and cause overall tiredness. In the advanced stages of the disease, the patient will get chest pain and ankles may become swollen. Many suffer from trouble sleeping and tend to lose weight. The damaged lungs may increase the workload of the heart which may lead to its failure.

Symptoms Common with an upper respiratory tract infection:

  • Breathlessness
  • Chest congestion
  • Wheezing
  • Sore throat
  • Persistent cold or flu
  • Fullness of the sinus
  • Slight fever

Preventive measures

  • Curd and sour substances should be avoided from the diet
  • Quit smoking
  • Reduce alcohol intake
  • Avoid exposure to cold and damp weather
  • Stay away from vigorous physical activity
  • Avoid all cold beverages and water content substances