Kshataja Kasa – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Kshataja Kasa means cough produced by injury, mainly to the chest and chest organs. It is one among the five types of cough. In this condition it is the injury that causes the cough. There is pain in the chest along with expectoration of bloody sputum and loss of weight.
Read – Charaka Kasa Chikitsa – 18th Chapter

Causative factors

Excessive indulgence in –

  • Sexual intercourse
  • Weight lifting
  • Walking long distances
  • Fight / battle / combats
  • Fighting with a person stronger than him
  • Fighting with horse or elephant

Pathogenesis

The body gets dried in people who are indulged in activities beyond their capacity as mentioned above. The chest / lung of these people are injured. The vitiated vata enters in those sites of injury and cause cough.
Read – Ghee Home Remedy For Dry Cough

Signs and Symptoms

  • First there is manifestation of dry cough….

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