Yoga is one of the best ancient ways of life. In this post Yoga for Cough, I have listed Yoga asanas for cough, Pranayama for Cough and Kriya for Cough.
Symptoms of cough, causes and risk factors.
Cough is visible in many diseases. It is important to consider the duration, nature and characteristics of your cough and any other symptoms associated with your cough. This information will be very useful for your doctor to find the cause of your cough and the most appropriate treatment.
Cough is a symptom. Cough can be classified by its duration (how long it lasts) and other specific characteristics:
Acute cough: sudden onset and lasts up to 3 weeks.
Subacute cough: lasts between 3 and 8 weeks.
Chronic cough: lasts more than 8 weeks.
Productive cough: cough induces mucus.
Dry cough: a cough that does not cause mucus.
Nightmare: The cough occurs only at night.
Hemoptysis: bloody cough.
A cough may be the only sign of illness or be associated with the symptoms of certain diseases of the lungs, heart, stomach and nervous system. Some of the symptoms that usually appear when
Reduced load tolerance (easy fatigue)
Whistling or wheezing
Fever and chills
The night is sweating
Difficulty swallowing or coughing when swallowing
These are common causes of acute or short-term cough:
Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI): this is the main cause of acute cough. Urinary tract infections are throat infections and are almost always caused by viruses. Usually, they are associated with fever, sore throat and runny nose. This group includes colds, viral laryngitis and influenza. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection that produces a cough that produces a high-pitched noise.
Hay fever (or allergic rhinitis): This common allergic condition can mimic the symptoms of a cold. It is usually associated with a dry cough, sneezing and runny nose. There is usually an allergy trigger in the environment.
Inhalation of irritants:
Acute exposure to certain vapours and vapours may cause inflammation of the throat and respiratory tract and cause coughing.
Lower respiratory tract infection (RTII): These are infections of the respiratory tract below the pharynx, which usually cause cough and fever. They can affect the respiratory tract (bronchitis) or enter the lungs (pneumonia).
Pulmonary clots (or pulmonary embolism): This is a life-threatening condition in which blood clots usually move from the legs to the lungs, causing sudden shortness of breath and, sometimes, coughing.
Pulmonary collapse (or pneumothorax): this is due to deflation of the lung. This can be spontaneous or due to thoracic trauma. More often in smokers with a history of emphysema (air pockets in the lungs), sudden chest pain, dry cough and shortness of breath are signs of lung collapse.
Heart failure (or pulmonary oedema): a weak heart can cause fluid retention in the lungs, causing coughing and shortness of breath.
Postnasal Drop Syndrome (or upper respiratory cough syndrome): This condition is manifested in a dry cough caused by the flow of chronic mucus from the bridge of the nose to the throat. This usually occurs after a recent infection or prolonged exposure to an allergy trigger.
Gastro-reflux (or GERD): this is also known as acid reflux disease. Gastric acid enters the oesophagus. It can enter the throat and cause irritation and dry cough. It is usually associated with heartburn.
A chronic cough
Some causes of chronic cough include:
COPD: The airways and lungs are inflamed, causing chronic cough with mucus and shortness of breath.
Asthma: asthma can cause a sporadic dry cough. This could be a sign that your asthma is not fully controlled. Sometimes cough only occurs in specific places such as the workplace or school.
Medications: ACE inhibitors (medicines for high blood pressure) can cause dry cough.
Chronic lung infections: some lung infections can cause a chronic cough. Tuberculosis, a highly contagious lung infection, can cause fever, night sweats, and cough, sometimes with blood.
Lung cancer: Cancer that develops in the lungs or spreads through other organs can cause a cough, sometimes accompanied by blood.
The risk factors for developing chronic cough are:
Smoking: smoking in the present or in the past is an important risk factor for chronic cough. This is due to the direct inhalation of cigarette toxins or passive smoking (inhalation of cigarette toxins).
Allergies: allergic people have a higher risk of coughing when they are exposed to a specific trigger of allergies.
Environment: some workplaces may have irritating substances in the air that can breathe and cause a cough. Highly contaminated areas or the use of charcoal for cooking or heating can also increase the risk of coughing.
Chronic lung disease: people with asthma, bronchiectasis (enlarged airways), COPD, and previous lung infections with scarring have a higher risk of coughing.
Woman: women have a more sensitive cough reflex, which increases the risk of developing a chronic cough.
Yoga for Cough
The yoga for Cough includes Yogasa for Cough, Yoga kriyas for Cough, Pranayama for Cough.
Yoga asanas for Cough
Pranayama For Cough
Bastrika, Nadi-shodhan, Suryabhedi, Ujjayi.
Yoga Kriyas For Cough
Dhauti, Neti, Kapalbhati, Vasti, Shankha-prakshala.
Read my post, Yogic kriyas and benefits.
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These are the best ways used in Yoga for Cough