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CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (CHF)

There are four chambers in our heart. Two atria are present in the upper half of our heart while two ventricles are present in lower half of the heart. The function of the ventricles is to send the blood to our organs and tissues while the function of atria is to receive the blood from the various organs. Congestive heart failure occurs when our ventricles cannot pump enough blood that is required for normal functioning of the heart. CHF is a chronic condition which affects the chambers of our heart.

Types of congestive heart failure

There are two types of CHF which are explained below:

Left sided CHF - This type of congestive heart failure is the most common type of CHF that damages our left ventricle. It leads to building up of fluid in our lungs, which in turn causes difficulty in breathing.

Right sided CHF - This type of congestive heart failure occurs when the right ventricle has difficulty in pumping the blood to our lungs. It causes the retention of blood in the lower extremities, abdomen and other vital organs.

Causes of Heart failure

There are various health conditions that lead to congestive heart failure.

Main causes of heart failure are explained below:

Heart attack - When a coronary artery suddenly becomes blocked, then a heart attack occurs. It stops the blood flow to the heart. It damages the heart muscle and results in improper functioning of heart.

Heart arrhythmia - It occurs due to irregular heart beat for a long period of time, which in turn may lead to heart failure.

Coronary heart disease - It causes decreased blood flow to our heart and hence leads slowly to heart failure.

Cardiomyopathy - There are some other reasons such as infection from alcohol or drugs which lead to heart failure.

Other health conditions - High blood pressure, thyroid disease, kidney problems, valve disease, heart defects since birth are some other health conditions that cause heart failure.

Symptoms of congestive heart failure

Early symptoms of Congestive Heart failure are fatigue, swelling in the ankles, legs and feet, weight gain and increased need to urinate.

Later on, symptoms become worse and they include:

  • Wheezing and irregular heart beat
  • Cough which develops from congested lungs
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid breathing
  • Blue skin and fainting

How can Congestive heart failure be diagnosed?

After knowing the symptoms, doctor may confirm the disease by various tests. The tests which can be used to diagnose CHF may include blood tests, X-rays, angiography, electrocardiogram, echocardiography, lung function test, magnetic resonance imaging and stress test.

Is there any Ayurvedic treatment for congestive heart failure?

Treatment of any disease depends upon the cause of that particular disease, but still there are so many factors that can lead to one or other health condition. By maintaining healthy lifestyle, we can maintain a healthy body. Healthy balanced diet is another requirement in order to support overall health of the body. Avoid smoking, alcohol and maintain a healthy weight to support a healthy heart. Regular exercise helps to stay healthy and fit.

Planet Ayurveda's dietary supplements for Healthy heart

As the name suggests, dietary supplements are for dietary support. They are not meant for curing any disease. Planet Ayurveda provides "Heart Care Pack" for Healthy heart.

1. Arjun tea

The Arjun tea of Planet Ayurveda contains pure Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) in it.

Pack size - Each pack contains 125 g of tea in it.

Dosage - 1 cup two times a day.

2. Total heart support

The total heart support capsule of Planet Ayurveda contains the combination of four ingredients in it. These capsules contain the pure extracts of arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) in it.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Arjuna Capsules

The Arjuna capsules of Planet Ayurveda also contain the pure extracts of arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) in it.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

Where to buy Heart Care Pack?

To buy Heart Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/heart-care-pack.html

All these three products of Planet Ayurveda are pure, natural and vegetarian and are good for a healthy heart. These are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. Hence, these are free from side effects and safe to use.

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