Hypertropic turbinates


Overview

Turbinate hypertrophy refers to excessive growth or enlargement of the nasal turbinates. Nasal turbinates are normal outgrowths of the nasal sidewall bone that are covered in nasal cavity mucous membrane that help to warm and moisten the air flowing through the nose. It can become swollen due to a variety of factors resulting in obstruction and blockage of the airway.

Symptoms

  • Pressure pain in forehead
  • Snoring
  • Altered sense of smell
  • Mild facial pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose

Hypertrophic turbinates (HT) can be correlated with Nasapratinaha (nasal obstruction)  in Ayurveda.

Causes

  1. Seasonal allergies
  2. Exposure to environmental irritants
  3. Chronic sinus inflammation
  4. Deformity of the nasal septum can also result in enlarged turbinates.
  5. Family history of - Allergic rhinitis .

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Reduce mucus inflammation in the nose.
  2. Reduce the complications of the Hypertrophic turbinate.
  3. Boost the immunity of the body.

The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol.

In response to viral or allergic infection the body tries to combat by releasing a natural chemical known as histamine. 

  • Histamines boost blood flow in the area of your body that causes inflammation in the airways and nasal cavity resulting in Altered sense of smell,  Nasal congestion and Runny nose when it produces too much mucus. Guduchi, Tankana, Surasa, Yasthimadhu will help to treat the inflammation all excellent for all respiratory system diseases. It will also heal and repair the tissue and clear the nasal cavity.
  • Untreated turbinate hypertrophy can cause more problems like difficulty breathing through their nose. This makes it hard to get restful sleep and open the mouth for breathing resulting Dry mouth. Shwasakuthar Rasa is helpful in all breathing issues.
  • A person may also experience frequent sinus infections resulting in pressure pain in the forehead and face. It can be managed with the help of Vacha

(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

Other therapies like - Kshara Pratisara karma , Swedana.

Herbs

Guduchi, Tankana, Surasa, Yasthimadhu , Shwasakuthar Rasa, Vacha


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