Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary artery disease is among many heart disorders which has occupied many people around the world. It is a condition when major blood vessels which supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to heart are affected and damaged. This is due to the deposition of plague in the arteries. This accumulation leads to narrowing of blood vessels which obstruct the flow of blood and in this way there is poor supply and nutrition to the heart. All this leads to chest pain, called angina, shortness of breath, fatigue etc. If there is complete blockage, it may lead to heart attack!
What are the causes for Coronary Heart Disease to happen?
Following are the causative factors which contribute to have with this diseases:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Some medicinal use
- Radiation use for some chest cancer
All the causative factors like cholesterol gets deposited in inner layer of major blood vessels and causes narrowing of these which result in poor blood supply to heart causing heart disease.
What could be the Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease?
Chest pain or angina, is the commonest factor where person feels as if there is someone climbing on his or her chest. There is heaviness of chest along with huge discomfort. Stress also contributes to have attack of angina which can stay for few minutes and relieves when you are stress free.
Shortness of breath, as there is poor supply to the heart, it is not able to pump back enough blood which causes shortness of breath.
Heart attack, sometimes this conditions gets so much worst that there is no supply at all to heart. This results in heart attack. Symptoms of heart attack are chest pain which may radiate to arm, back or abdomen. There is shortness of breath with profuse sweating.
Are there any herbal supplements for Coronary Heart Disease?
Many companies are just selling medicines as a part of business and using whole raw powder than extracts, there you get no positive results. Herbal supplements with pure extracts are good to take as there is defined dose of standardized extracts and for sure results can be seen soon. Herbs are god gifts in our environment and we should make use of these to stay free from chemicals and fear of side effects.
What Planet Ayurveda offers for Healthy Heart?
Planet Ayurveda uses standardized extract of best quality Arjuna to formulate natural products. It has Arjuna, Tea, Arjua Capsules, and Total Heart Support for healthy heart.
1. Total Heart Support Capsules: 2 capsules, twice daily
2. Arjuna Tea: 1 Cup, twice daily
3. Arjuna Capsules: 2 capsules, twice daily
What are Dietary recommendations?
Avoid eating fried food, saturated fat, trans-fat and high cholesterol diet. Avoid animal products such as meat, dairy products, processed food like cookies and snack food. Reduce intake of salt, meat and high fat dairy products. Avoid eating out as they use hydrogenated oil for cooking. Learn healthy methods of cooking such as baking or tossing vegetables.
Heart healthy diet contains vitamins, minerals, fibre and other nutrients. Eat soluble fibre food such as oatmeal, beans, okra and eggplant as it lowers the risk of heart ailment. Eat citrus fruits, apple, berries, pomegranates and banana as it lowers the risk of bad cholesterol.
Nuts such as almond, walnut, hazelnut, pistachios, pine nut and peanuts are great source of vitamins, minerals, mono-saturated fats and low level of saturated fats. Eating moderate amount of dark chocolate has a blood thinning effect which improves cardiovascular health, reduces inflammation and boosts immune system.
Tomatoes are excellent source of vitamin A, C, potassium and fibre with high lycopene content and antioxidant properties which prevents heart ailments.
Whole grains like brown rice, millet, barley are good for healthy heart as it lowers the heart risk and makes the body leaner since it contains antioxidants, phytoestrogens and phytosterols that prevents the coronary diseases. Include yoghurt in your diet as it contains probiotic which counters the growth of unhealthy bacteria.