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
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.
Herbal Remedies for Congestive Heart Failure
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Heart Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of congestive heart failure. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Arjuna Capsules - 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.
- Arjun Tea - 1 Cup daily.
- Total Heart Support - 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water, after meals.
- Gotu Kola Capsules - 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.
1. Arjuna Capsules
Arjun tree is a panacea remedy in cardiovascular problems. Arjuna capsules are made from Terminalia arjun bark extract. The extract contains acids (arjunic acid, gallic acid, ellagic acid and terminic acid), glycosides (arjunetin, arjunine, arjunetosides I, II, III, IV) and strong antioxidants such as flavons (arjunone, arjunolone, leteilin), tannins, oligomeric and proanthocyanidins, some minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc and copper. It also possesses anti-ischemic properties.
Very useful in treating ischemic heart diseases. It brings down high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglycerides levels. It is also used to treat diabetes as adjuvant to other diabetes supplements and deep vein thrombosis.
2. Arjun Tea
Arjun tea not only lowers blood pressure and high cholesterol levels but also strengthens heart muscles. Arjun tea contains natural flavonoids, antioxidants cardiac glycosides and it is rich in natural Co-enzyme Q 10 which make this tea very effective in treating heart ailments. Terminalia arjuna bark extract is a panacea remedy for cardiovascular and circulatory ailments.
Arjun tea effectively treats fatigue, blocked arteries, cardiovascular ailments, circulatory ailments and congestive heart failure. It improves pumping capacity of heart by providing strength to heart muscles and by strengthening the vascular system. It tones up and strengthens the arterial system. It corrects bone density. Some heart related ailments such as angina, myocardial infarction, mitral regurgitation, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery diseases and ventricular failure can be treated effectively by drinking arjun tea. It also regulates pitta and hence controls anger, frustration, aggression and nervousness.
3. Total Heart Support
The prime ingredient is Arjun bark extract along with extract of Ashwagandha, Brahmi and Shankhpushpi. Ashwagandha, strengthen the nerves by calming it down. Brahmi and Shankhpushpi are diuretic, cardiac, nervine and general tonic. Total heart support improves heart functions and supports healthy blood pressure. These herbs balance disturbed vata and pitta in the body which are responsible for stress, blood pressure, anxiety, nervousness and heart ailments.
It is very effective in treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blocked coronary arteries, angina, myocardial infarction, breathlessness and congestive heart failure. Arjuna extract strengthens the heart muscles. The formula also detoxifies the arteries of blockages if any. Brahmi and Shankhpushi has anti-anxiety properties as it relieves stress and anxiety.
4. Gotu Kola Capsules
This herbal formulation contains the standardised extract of Centella asiatica Mandukaparni, that has a significant impact on reducing the hypertensive conditions, and level of bad cholesterols that may lead to heart disorders. It helps in controlling the early degenerative conditions in arteries or any atherosclerotic changes as well as strengthens the blood vessels.
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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.