What is Chronic Laryngitis?
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. It is called a “voice box” that contains the vocal cords in the upper part of the neck. It can be acute or chronic. Chronic laryngitis is more severe than acute laryngitis as the symptoms are longer-lasting and is a sign of the more serious underlying condition, such as an autoimmune disorder. Chronic laryngitis produces lingering hoarseness and other voice changes. It is usually painless and has no significant sign of infection.
It affects people of any age and gender but is more common in middle age. It is also increasing in those women who are working in industrial environments and/or smoke tobacco. Most cases of laryngitis are triggered by a temporary viral infection but are not serious. Persistent hoarseness signals a more serious underlying medical condition.
What are the Causes of Chronic Laryngitis?
Various factors can cause chronic laryngitis like Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) that causes the stomach content to move up into the esophagus which irritates the throat over time.
Main causes that are associated with, or lead to chronic laryngitis include:
- Bacterial infections
- Autoimmune disorders
- Vocal cord polyps or cysts
- Acid reflux
- Overuse of the voice, such as in singers and performers
- Smoking and excessive alcohol intake
- Steroid inhaler medications
- Chronic sinusitis
- Exposure to chemicals that cause irritation
- In rare cases some inflammatory conditions that affect the vocal cords, such as tuberculosis.
What are the Symptoms of Chronic Laryngitis?
The most common symptom of chronic laryngitis is hoarseness which may persist for at least two weeks. Depending upon the causes of chronic laryngitis, other symptoms include:
- A low and raspy voice
- Hoarseness of voice
- Formation of a lump in the throat or a dry throat
- The urgency to clear the throat
- Heavy mucus in the throat
- Swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck
- Chronic and dry cough
- Discomfort during swallowing
- Tickling sensation in the throat
- Sore throat
- cold or flu-like symptoms
Chronic laryngitis injures the vocal cords over time which develops small growths known as polyps or nodules. These may cause uncomfortable, but do not pose any significant health risk.
What is the Panchakarma Treatment in Chronic Laryngitis?
According to Ayurveda, it is caused due to the accumulation of Vata and Kapha in the respiratory tract and the GI tract which are responsible for breathing issues. Panchakarma treatment is very effective in eliminating the body toxins and removing doshas which removes the obstruction in the respiratory Channels.
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best Panchakarma procedures that have been used in Ayurveda since ancient times for chronic laryngitis. It includes:
1. Shastika Ahali Pinda Sweda
In this procedure, the Shastika shali rice is cooked in dudha and kwath and formed its pottalis. Massage is done on the affected parts with this pottalis. It balances the kapha as well as pitta dosha.
2. Patra Potali Pinda Sweda
In this procedure, fry the leaves of the medicinal plant and tied them in a bolus to provide heat to the affected areas. It removes the accumulated Kapha from the body and also balances the vitiated vata dosha.
In this procedure, medicated oil is retained on the chest wall which shows beneficial effects on the mind and gives strength to the heart muscles. This procedure is done in all respiratory tract problems.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Chronic Laryngitis?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing a wonderful kit to cure chronic laryngitis named as “Chronic laryngitis go kit”. The kit contains herbs that are very effective in treating the symptoms associated with chronic laryngitis. It comprises of six products named as Cough powder, Cough go tablet, Kaphaketu rasa, Kantha sudharak vati, Amrit Tulsi Rasa.
Products in detail:
1. Cough Powder
As the name suggests, it is used in treating respiratory-related issues. This powder comprises of some Ayurvedic ingredients like abharak bhasam, talisadi churna, lakshmi vilas rasa, tankan bhasma, godanti bhasam, yashti madhu churna, kaph ketu ras, etc. These ingredients show anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties that treats chronic laryngitis and its other associated symptoms.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice a day with honey.
2. Broncho Care Syrup
Broncho care is Ayurvedic syrup consists of ingredients like Vasa patra (Adhatoda vasica), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kantkari (Solanum surattense), Chitrakmool (Plumbago zeylanica), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum), etc. This syrup has the bronchodilator property, hence it is used in treating chronic cough, common cold, bronchitis, whooping cough, chronic laryngitis, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day.
3. Cough Go Tablets
Cough go tablets are the wonderful tablets that help to treat cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. These tablets contain Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Kali Mirch (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), etc. These herbal ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, & expectorant properties which cures chronic laryngitis.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
4. Kantha Sudharak Vati
Kantha sudharak vati is an Ayurvedic formulation which is prepared from Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Javitri (Myristica fragrans), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum), Karpura (Cinnamomum camphora), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). These herbs act as expectorant thus relief all throat related issues. It also shows good results in chronic laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets thrice a day.
5. Amrit Tulsi Ras
Amrit Tulsi Ras contains five types of Tulsi named as- Tulsi Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum gratissium, Ocimum canum, Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum citriodorum. Tulsi is the best-known herb that has wonderful medicinal properties. These ingredient increases immunity, strengthens the body and treats cough, common cold, bronchitis, and other respiratory diseases.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops twice a day with a cup of water.
6. Trikatu Tablet
Trikatu Tablet eliminates excessive Kapha or mucous from the body and supports the respiratory system. Being an anti-inflammatory it reduces swelling and inflammation. This tablet is prepared from equal parts of three herbs named Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum). These herbs maintain the body’s metabolism and also improves digestion, support normal gastric function, and increases appetite.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day.