Vardhamaan Pippali Rasayana: – A Hope for LRTI w.s.r. Bronchiestasis – A Case Study
Satender Tanwar, Shailaja S. V. and Kiran M Goud
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Respiration is the process by which oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide is given out. Respiratory disorders are the one among the leading cause of the death. The whole respiratory system is divided into the two parts i.e., URT and LRT and on the basis of that it is classified as URTI and LRTI; upper and lower respiratory tract infection. Bronchiectasis is a defined as abnormal and irreversible dilatation of the bronchi and bronchioles developing secondary to inflammatory weakening of the bronchial walls.The most characteristic clinical manifestation of bronchiectatsis is persistent cough with expectoration of copious amounts of foul smelling purulent sputum. Post infectious cases commonly develop in childhood and in early adult life. The most characterstic Wheezing and nail clubbing may also occur. Those with the disease often get frequent lung infections. Bronchiectasis may result from a number of infective and acquired causes, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, immune system problems, and cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis eventually results in severe bronchiectasis in nearly all cases. The cause in 10-50% of those without cystic fibrosis is unknown. The mechanism of disease is breakdown of the airways due to an excessive inflammatory response. Involved bronchi become enlarged and the ability to clear secretions is diminished. These secretions increase the amount of bacteria in the lungs; results in the airway blockage and further breakdown of the airways. It is classified as an obstructive lung disease, along with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. The diagnosis is suspect based on a person's symptoms and confirmed using computer tomography. Sputum cultures may be useful to determine treatment in those who have acute worsening and at least once a year. The case taken here was a rare clinical study on grounds of Ayurvedic principle by using the Vardhmaan Pippali rasayana in patient of bronchiectasis. The classical usage of the VPR is carried out by following the ascending order and the n descending to baseline with strict dietary regimen as explained in the classic. Significant improvement was noticed in the symptom of the patient in the span of 60 days and patient is under follow period to check the efficacy of drug in a longer run.