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Broncho-Pulmonary Aspergillosis (Shwasaroga)

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Broncho-Pulmonary Aspergillosis-Shwasaroga

Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis is a fungal infection of the lung due to a hypersensitivity reaction to antigens of Aspergillusfumigatus after colonization into the airways. It commonly presents in the third to fifth decade of life. It is also common in children. It usually found in severe asthmatics and patients with cystic fibrosis.  It causes airway inflammation, leading to bronchiectasis, if it left untreated, the immune system and fungal spores can damage sensitive lung tissues and lead to scarring.

 

In Ayurveda, Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosismay be included in Shwasa and  Kasaroga  mentioned  in  ayurvedic  texts  due  to  the  similarity  in aetiopathogenesis  and  clinical  presentation. As per  theAyurvedic  principles, respiratory diseases  have  the predominance of Vatadosha(one among the functional pillars of body) along with vitiation of Kaphadosha and Pranavahasrotas (cardio-respiratory system).

 

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Causes of Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

It is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a hypersensitivity response) to the fungus Aspergillus.Aspergilluscolonization prompts vigorous antibody (IgE and IgG) and cell-mediated immune responses (type I, III, and IV hypersensitivity reactions) to Aspergillus antigens, leading to frequent, recurrent asthma exacerbations.

Ayurvedic reference of Broncho-Pulmonary Aspergillosis-Shwasaroga

Symptoms of Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

  • Almost all patients have clinically diagnosed asthma, and present with wheezing (usually episodic in nature) 
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Exercise intolerance (especially in patients with cystic fibrosis)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Fever

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Diet in Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

Do’s (Pathya) in Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

  • Godhuma (wheat), Old rice, Mudga (green gram), Kulattha (Horse gram), Yava (barley), Patola (snake gourd) 
  • Use of Garlic, Turmeric, Ginger, Black pepper 
  •  Luke warm water, Goat milk, Honey.

Don’ts (Apathya) in Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

  • Heavy, cold diet, Masha (black gram)
  • Deep fried items, Mustard leaves, Fish 
  • Exposure to Cold & Humid atmosphere 
  • Sweets, Chilled water, Stored food items, Curd 
  • Suppression of natural urges 
  • Excessive physical exertion
  • Exposure to Smoke, Dust and fumes, Pollutants and Pollens

 

Yoga Therapy for Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

Postures include,

  • Ustrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Baddhakonasana

Pranayama include,

Nadi-shodhana Pranayama leads to marked improvement in the lung functions by strengtheningthe respiratory muscles and decreasing the resistance to the air flow in the lungs

Ayurvedic Treatment forBronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

Treatment principle for  respiratory disorders  as per  Ayurveda is  is to balance  both vataandkapha, so the drugs used for these diseases should possess qualities like vata-kaphashamaka (alleviating vata&kaphadosha), ushna(hot by potency) and vatanulomana(carminative). Ayurveda has also potent single drugs and compound formulations for breakingthe pathology of  these respiratory ailments.

Internal Medicines forBronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

  • Vasa  Vyaghrikashaya
  • DashmoolaKatutrayakashaya
  • Bharangyadikashaya
  • Talishadichurna
  • Sitopladichurna
  • Shringyadichurna
  • Vyaghriharitaki
  • Swasnandagutika
  • Haridrakhanda

  • Vasavleha
  • Kantkaryavleha
  • Vasa  ghrita
  • Kantakarighrita
  • Abhrakabhasma
  • Sameerpannagarasa
  • Swasakuthararasa
  • Kankasava

External therapies forBronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

  • Abhyanga (massage)  with Sarsapataila (mixed  withsaindhavalavana)  on  chest  
  • Swedana  (hot  fomentation)

Purificatory Therapies

  • Vamana  (emesis  therapy), 
  • Virechna (purgation  therapy)

Single herbs used in Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis

  • Kantkari(Solanumsurattense)
  • Vasa(Adhatodavasica )
  • Madhuyasti(Glycirrhizaglabra )
  • Bharangi(Clerodendrumserratum )
  • Pushkarmoola(Inularacemosa )

  • Vibhitaka(Terminaliabellerica )
  • Shati(Hedychiumspicatium )
  • Tulsi(Ocimum sanctum
  • Shirisha (Albizialebbek )
  • Haridra(Curcuma longa

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is Bronchopulmonaryaspergillosis?

Answer: It is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a hypersensitivity response) to the fungus Aspergillus

Question: What are the causes ofBronchopulmonaryaspergillosis?

Answer: The cause is due to an  allergic reaction,which causes the immune system to overreact to Aspergillus leading to lung inflammation

Question: What is the Ayurvedic treatment forBronchopulmonaryaspergillosis?

Answer: If patient is healthy then sodhanchikitsa(purificatary) should be done with vaman, virechan and then shaman(palliative)chikitsa should be done with advised diet and medicines.

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