The nasal polyps are protuberances or bumps that may also be called neoplasms or tumors. They are round in shape and smooth. On palpation, which means examining a patient with a touch at a specific location, no soreness is detected.
These outgrowths look like peas. Some of them may take many fancy shapes, resembling a mushroom or a grape.
In a study of histology, the benign nature of this pathology is confirmed, given that the mechanism of their formation is based on the growth of the mucous membrane in the nasal cavity. At the same time, we should not forget that a person constantly produces nasal secretion, which is important for air filtration and moistening of the respiratory ducts, which facilitates the respiratory process.
The usual nose drops, as a rule, do not bring relief and eventually a person stops breathing through the nose and starts through the throat. This is dangerous for the respiratory system because dry air enters the lung tissue, which is not cleared of bacteria and other external pollutants. As a result, diseases and dangerous inflammation develop which can reduce the average life expectancy by an average of 6 years.
Nasal polyps are unnatural and unwanted growth in the nasal canal, which create dangerous pressure on the face and forehead. They complicate breathing as well as the sense of smell that may affect your taste buds and also cause snoring during sleep.
Therefore, nasal polyps are something that should be taken seriously and immediately treated. Just like anything that can interfere with your breathing, so can it be deadly. If the nasal polyps become too large, they will certainly cause difficulty breathing.
Symptoms and signs of nasal polyps
The worst part about them is that they do not give you any unusual sensations in the first phases, so you may not even realize that they have appeared in your nose and so slowly and quietly spread.
The first disturbing symptoms that should alert you to their onset are the following:
- A stuffy nose
- Facial muscle pain
- Smelling difficulty
- Loss of taste
- Itching around the eyes
- The upper jaw may feel numb, sore and swollen
- Change in voice
- Breathing problem
- Reduced vision or double vision
- Swelling under or around the eyes
- Severe headache accompanied by high fever
- Inability to move your head, especially forward.
In advanced stage, nasal polyps can seriously damage your health:
- may cause asthma attacks
- can cause sinus infections, sleep apnea, etc.
What are the causes of nasal polyps?
There is no specific reason for them. At least scientists so far are not clear about the specific cause. But with the deepening of research and studies over the years, it becomes clear that people who develop a problem with the nasal polyps have a rather differently functioning immune system than the rest.
Nasal polyps are associated with various other problems, such as:
- sinus infections
- chronic and acute infections
- allergic rhinitis
- allergy to aspirin
- cystic fibrosis
Men who are over 40 years of age have been found to be more likely to develop nasal polyps.
How to treat them with Ayurvedic methods at home?
This will help clear the airways.
Maintain a good level of hydration by drinking all kinds of useful fluids
Avoid cold drinks as it can cause colds to block your respiratory tract.
This is a good medicine if you want to treat a cold and any type of allergy, especially seasonal allergies. Put 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink this mixture 3 times a day.
Immune boosting diets are really good when you suffer from any type of allergies. Garlic has antifungal and antiviral properties that can help relieve colds and other infections and inflammations. Add garlic to tea, vegetables, soup, or eat it raw (with nuts, for example) to maximize its health benefits.
Add turmeric to your food. You can sprinkle it with fresh fruit puree or add it to any type of drink you drink throughout the day. Turmeric is an age-old remedy for the treatment of internal injuries and is considered to be a very potent herb that can solve almost any health problem. Drink a glass of lukewarm milk with turmeric daily.
Eat as much as possible chickpeas, add cocoa to your diet to get the right amount of zinc in your diet. Zinc is one of the essential minerals required by the body to function optimally. Not only does it help fight colds and chronic sinusitis, it also fights nasal polyps.
Eat foods that are naturally high in magnesium. Green leafy vegetables, legumes, seeds and nuts are really rich in this element that helps to relax the body’s tissues.
Ayurveda uses it to treat problems with the nasal cavity. It also has many antimicrobial properties but should not be used internally. Ayurvedic methods are considered the best remedy in the treatment of nasal polyps:
- determine the root cause of their occurrence
- Prepare your body to fight the problem until healing
The nasal polyp is definitely not a disease that should be taken lightly. If you notice the symptoms mentioned above, consult a certified Ayurvedic physician immediately. Medications will definitely help, but your doctor will need to find out what will be most beneficial to you and the particular case.