Pneumonia is a killer of children aged under five.
Pneumonia – Inflammation of Lungs
The word “Pneumonia” comes from the Greek word “pneumon”, meaning “lungs”. Pneumonia is the “inflammation of lungs”.
Ayurveda too knew about this killer disease. Pneumonia is known as Shwasanat Jwara in Ayurveda. Shwasa meaning “Breath” and Nat is “bowing oneself or bending over”. Shwasanat is when one bows over to breathe as breathing becomes difficult. Jwara means “fever”.
In Pneumonia, the lungs get affected making breathing laborious and at advanced stages causes death.
The fact that Ayurveda has listed this diseases means that this killer disease has been around for many millennia and may perhaps linger around in the future too.
Not only children, the elderly are prone to this disease too. Doctors today therefore advise the elderly to take Pneumonia shots at the onset of winter every year to prevent an attack of the same.
The World Pneumonia Day is dedicated to make people aware of the disease, to find ways and means to prevent and cure this deadly disease, comfort those suffering from it.
– Dr. D.K. Hari & Dr. D.K. Hema Hari