A Cough Lasting 8 Weeks or More is a Chronic Cough.

Asthma DAD Ayurveda Treatment Pack-Beneficial in Cough, Wheezing, and Shortness of Breath Chronic cough is not a disease but a symptom. The cough has a purpose. This is your body’s way of preventing unwanted stuff from getting into your lungs. Coughing makes a person very tired, continuous coughing causes headache, chest pain and abdominal pain. It usually increases during the night making the patient unable to sleep at night due to which there is restlessness and burning. Some patients with chronic cough fail to seek medical help due to lack of concern.

Pathophysiology of Chronic Cough:

Coughing is important because it clears foreign objects and secretions from the respiratory tract. Unfortunately it can also transmit disease through droplets and contamination of objects. The cough reflex is complex. Although some evidence suggests the presence of a cough center in the medulla, cough typically results from excitatory stimulation of one or more receptors in the respiratory system.

For cough to be effective in removing mucus and foreign objects from the airways, high intrathoracic pressure and airflow must be achieved. These high pressures are believed to contribute to the discomfort associated with coughing.
Causes of chronic cough:

  • Smoking.Chronic Cough
  • Asthma
  • The food back up in the food pipe.
  • Sinus trouble.
  • Infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia.
  • Hooping cough.
  • COPD, TB.

Due to causative factors, Vata in the body gets aggravated, this in turn contaminates the Pranavayu and Udan Vayu traveling in the opposite direction, causing cough.
Ayurveda Treatment for Chronic Cough:
It is said in Ayurveda that before treating a disease, its causative factor should be taken care of which is called Nidan Parvirjana. Afterwards symptomatic treatment should be given. And DAD Ayurveda Multi-specialty Ayurveda Hospital has specialized treatment methods ranging from single drugs to multiple drugs depending on the severity of the disease.