Ayurvedic Treatment for Globus Pharyngis
Having a foreign body in your throat can be scary. Feeling of having such a foreign body or a lump in your throat can make you uncomfortable all the time. Globus pharyngis is a persistent condition of the sensation of having a lump or something in your throat. It is commonly found in middle-aged people. About 70-75% of people with Globus Pharyngis may experience symptoms for years and could ignore them. Chances of occurrence are equal in both men and women. However, this can also be due to psychological conditions as well as physical conditions. In this article, we will discuss both conditions of Globus Pharyngis, its causes, symptoms, and diagnosis along with its management in allopathy and Ayurveda.
Globus Pharyngis is a non-painful sensation of a lump or foreign body in the throat. Although it is a non-painful condition but could be uncomfortable. This condition is long-lasting and once treated tends to re-occur. A person may feel like there is a throat blockage due to a lump. The person always indulges in cleaning the throat which can make his voice hoarse and symptoms can worsen at the time of stress. Due to uncertain causative factors of Globus Pharyngis, it is difficult to make treatment strategies. This condition is common and not likely to be fatal but in some cases, it needs more frequent health care due to the involvement of associated symptoms.
Globus Pharyngis is a throat disease and can be symptomatically correlated with Kantha disorders that can be due to an imbalance of Vata and Kapha dosha. Their imbalance can cause lumps and various disorders that can aggravate this condition. In Ayurveda, its treatment can be done with oral medications. Certain therapies like- gandush and kavala may help in reducing the symptoms. Further medications used in its treatment are described in detail.
The exact cause of globus pharyngis is unknown till now, but some potential causes of Globus Pharyngis may include
- Salivary hypofunction
- Excess laryngeal and pharyngeal tension
- Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hiatus hernia
- Thyroid gland disorders
- Abnormal functioning of the upper esophageal sphincter
- Oesophageal motor disorders
- Pharyngeal inflammatory causes
- Hypertrophy of the tongue base
- Retroverted epiglottis
- Psychological factors such as – Stress
Symptoms of Globus Pharyngis vary in psychological cases and genuine cases. The symptoms can worsen at the time of stress, in the case of psychologically induced Globus Pharyngis. Symptoms frequently improve with eating and are unaccompanied with
- The feeling of having a large mass/foreign body in the throat
- Itching in throat
- Swelling in throat
- Hoarseness of voice
- Mild chest pain
- Loss of appetite in fear of blockage
- Weight loss
- Muscles weakness
Diagnosis for globus pharyngis can be complex and various methods must be required according to the condition and symptoms of the person. The diagnosis starts with
- Physical examination
- Barium swallow
- 24 hr dual probe ambulatory pH monitoring
- In case no physical deformity is found, it can be assumed that the disorder is due to some Psychological problems (found in most cases) like stress, etc. In such cases ruling out psychological problems is done by a psychiatrist.
There is no exact cause of Globus Pharyngis thus no exact treatment can cure it. The symptomatic treatment for associated disorders can improve the condition by easing the symptoms. The treatment options mostly used are
- Speech therapy
- Anti-reflux therapy
- Behavior therapy
Cases with associated disorders
Herbal remedies for Globus Pharyngis by Planet Ayurveda
Ayurveda provides a side effect free safe treatment for Globus Pharyngis, with the use of certain herbal medications manufactured by Planet Ayurveda in its pharmacy. Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified ayurvedic company that prepares natural medicines using authentic ways. The herbal medicines prepared by the company are prescribed worldwide for the treatment of many disorders. These medicines are 100% pure without any side effects. Also while formulating these remedies, experts take care of not adding any sort of chemical. The preparation of medicines is purely based on ayurvedic principles and strictly follows government guidelines.
Medicines used by our doctors along with other treatment modalities in the management of globus pharyngis are
1. Yashtimadhu Ghanvati
These tablets are made from extracts of Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra). It is also considered a Rasayana. It has main indications for usage in oral treatments, respiratory and digestive disorders, chronic bronchial conditions, acidity, ulcers, and any throat-related problems. It is also helpful in skin problems, respiratory issues, and liver conditions.
Dosage – Have 2 tablets twice daily.
2. Mahashankh Vati
This polyherbal tablet is made from herbs like – Saikharika (Achyranthes aspera), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Shudh Vatsanabh (Purified Aconitum ferox), etc. it has antipyretic, analgesic, appetizer properties. It pacifies Vata and Pitta doshas. This vati reduces acidity production and strengthens the body by enhancing the absorption of nutrients in the body.
Dosage – Chew 2 tablets twice daily before meals.
3. Kaashar Churna
It is made up of Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Eletteria cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Mishri (Crystallized sugar lumps), Vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea). It supports the respiratory system and prevents frequent respiratory and throat infections. It also relieves symptoms of cough and cold and throat itching. Also, it is very beneficial in globus pharyngis.
Dosage – Have ½ teaspoon twice daily.
4. Avipattikar Churna
This classical formulation is made with a combination of herbs like – Baheda (Terminalia bellirica), Peepal (Ficus religiosa), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Tejpatta (Laurus nobilis), Green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Nisoth (Operculina turpethum), etc. This herbal mixture is mostly used to balance Pitta dosha in the body. It has purgative properties and improves digestion. It acts as a strong antacid so is used in problems like hyperacidity, gastritis, and burning sensation in the upper GIT. Consuming a good quantity of this churna can ease symptoms of globus pharyngis.
Dosage – Take 1 teaspoon twice daily with lukewarm water.Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – email@example.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604.
Globus Pharyngis is not a fatal condition but may affect one’s quality of life. Treatment of associated conditions may reduce symptoms but can also alleviate its symptoms in certain cases, so, for safe and effective treatment of Globus Pharyngis go with Ayurveda that can ease psychological factors and generally improve throat and respiratory tract health. For safe recovery visit us at www.planetayurveda.com
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