What is ENT Disorder?
Ear, nose and throat related conditions are grouped as ENT diseases. ENT diseases cause significant number of illnesses amongst Adults and children alike. Poor hygiene, immunity, poor diet, and lifestyle are various factors that are responsible for causing ENT diseases. Ayurveda has in depth described ENT diseases, its causes and possible treatment/cure. Ayurvedic cure for ENT diseases comprises of finding the root cause of the disease and correcting it with right diet, lifestyle and herbal remedies.
It encompasses the treatment for the medical conditions related to organs of the head and above the shoulder like Eyes, Ears, Lips, Nose, Throat, Teeth, Skull, Central Nervous System and Brain. These body parts are vulnerable to diseases which can get complicated as they progress.
Disturbed functions of ear, throat and nose not only disturb our daily functioning but also lead to various medical emergencies. Here is the list of various disorders associated ear, nose and throat :
Disorder in Ears:-
Ear is divided into three main parts i.e. outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Infection is the common problem associated with this hearing organ and other problems associated with this organ include-
- Meniere’s syndrome
- Acoustic neuroma
- Excessive ear wax
- Vestibular neuritis
- Hearing loss
Disorder in nose:-
Common cold, Cough, Allergic rhinitis and Nasal congestion are the common problems that every one of us face in today’s life. Other problems associated with this vital organ of our body include
- Nasal infections
- Nasal polyps
- Nasal obstructions
- Deviated septum
- Nasal fractures
- Nasal bleeds
- Sleep apnoea
Disorders of throat:-
Voice hoarseness, tonsillitis and voice disorders are the various problems of throat and other disorders associated with throat are-
- Throat cancer
- Throat Infections
What are the causes of ENT
The tiny tube that connects the ear with the nose ( Eustachian Tube ) would get swollen or blocked due to infection, aggravated / allergic cold, sinusitis or adenoid tissue getting inflamed.
Pneumonia & bronchitis which are the two commonly seen conditions are caused by bacteria and viruses respectively. Being in the vicinity of an infected person’s coughing bouts can easily pass it on.
Allergies, pollution, chemicals in the air, weak immunity are some of the common causes. Strep throats are caused by bacteria that needed to be addressed accordingly.
Sinus inflammation is mostly caused by a virus and less common by bacteria. Some pre-existing conditions like nasal polyps or a weak immune system also increase the risk of infection.
Minor injuries, superficial abrasions ( sharp fingernails inside the nose), overuse of nasal medicines, aggravated cold, allergy reactions, dry weather – anterior nosebleeds can be from any of these reasons or more.