Nasal Polyps are the unnatural and unwanted growth that occurs in the nasal passage, resembling the shape of a teardrop or grapes. Because of forming in the nasal passage it creates pressure on the face and forehead. Causing difficulty in smelling and breathing and it also makes you snore while in your sleep. You need to take them seriously and get them treated immediately as anything that could hinder your breathing is deadly. If the nasal polyps become too large or irritate your problem then it could become hard for you to breathe.
Symptoms & Signs of Nasal Polyps
The worst thing about it is that they do not give any bad sensations so there are chances that you won’t even realize they are inside of your system, slowly and quietly spreading.
- Stuffy or blocked nose
- Postnasal drip
- Runny nose
- Pain in facial muscles
- Difficulty with sense of smell
- Loss of taste
- Itching around the eyes
- Your upper jaw might feel numb, painful and swollen
- Change in voice
- Trouble in breathing
- Reduced vision or double vision
- Swelling either under or around your eyes
- Severe headache accompanied by high fever
- Not able to move your head forward
How is it dangerous?
Nasal Polyps buds in the nasal passage and they block the air passage and due to which even the drainage of fluid. Some other major effects that it does to your health:
- It could be the reason behind asthma attacks. Asthma attacks are triggered due to nasal polyps.
- Nasal Polyps could trigger sinus infections. With the inflammation of your lining passages, sinuses could last more than 3 months.
- Causes obstructive sleep apnea
- It is more likely that you can have a sinus infection
What are the causes for Nasal Polyps?
There is no particular reason behind nasal polyps, atleast scientists are not aware of anything particular reason that causes it. But, with the deep study and research over the years it has been ruled out that people who develop the problem of nasal polyps have quite a differently working immune system as compared to others who don’t have polyps.
Nasal Polyps has been liked to various other problems like sinus infections, chronic& acute infections, allergic rhinitis, aspirin allergy, asthma and cystic fibrosis. Men who cross the age of 40 develop the problem of nasal polyps.
How to treat it with Ayurveda naturally at home:
This will help clear the passage.
Stay hydrated by drink all kinds of fluids
Avoid cold drinks as it could cause cold and you don’t want your passage to get blocked.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It is a good remedy if you want to treat cold and any kind of allergy, especially seasonal allergy.
Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass mix it with one glass full of water and drink this mixture 3 times daily.
Immune system boosting diets are really when you are suffering from any kind of allergy. Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties that can help relieve cold and other types of infections. Add garlic in your tea, food vegetables, soup or you can also eat it aw to reap its benefits and heal your health.
Add turmeric to your food, sprinkle it on your smoothie or any kind of drink that you are having. Turmeric has been a age old remedy to cure internal injuries and it is considered a really very powerful herb that can solve every problem. Drink a glass of lukewarm milk and mix turmeric to it and drink it daily.
Eat more and more of chickpeas, cocoa and salmon in your diet to get the appropriate amount of zinc in your food. Zinc is the basic requirement of the body to make it function properly and optimally. Not only this helps fight cold, chronic sinusitis and also nasal polyps.
Have food that is naturally rich in magnesium content. Green leafy vegetables, legumes, seeds and nuts are really rich in magnesium content. Magnesium helps relax the tissues of the body.
Tea Tree Oil
It is used in Ayurveda to treat the problems related to nasal passages; it has many anti-microbial properties. It is not to be used internally.
Ayurveda is the best remedy for nasal polyps; it determines the root cause of the problem and prepares your body to fight for any kind of problem. Nasal polyp is definitely not a disease to be taken lightly. If you notice the symptoms that have been mentioned above then do immediately consult a certified doctor. Remedies do help but ask your doctor to know what will help you in the best way.
Published by Devjeet Singh