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COPD- AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE

Dr. Madhushri Ishwar Katti*, Dr. Prasanna N. Mogasale, Dr. Arun Kumar M., Dr. Nagaraj S.

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COPD is a preventable and treatable disease which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema is the fourth leading cause of death. Risk factor include exposure to air pollution, second hand smoke and occupational dusts and chemicals, smoking etc. which are also mentioned in Ayurvedic classics “Rajasa Dhoomavatabhyam Shitathanambusevanam Rukshanna Vishamashanath”. Though it is impossible to correlate COPD with any single condition of Pranavaha srotodushti, but advanced condition of Doshika kasa and Tamaka shwasa may result in to COPD. As COPD featuring of persistent, progressive cough with tenacious sputum and course of disease is progressive worsening (with exacerbation), which co relate with Kaphaja kasa features of bahula, madhura, snigdha, ghana kapha and disease if not treated it will develop complication that means, course of disease will be chronic, progressive and worsening.

Keywords: COPD, Kaphaja Kasa, Tamaka shwasa.


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