Coronary Heart Disease
Heart is the hardest working organ of our body. It works without tiring to pump blood to various body organs at all times right form the time of birth until we die. This is why it is also counted amongst the body's vital parts, injury to which leads to instant death.
For this reason heart needs to be protected by following proper dietary measures and lifestyle changes.
Common Causes of Heart Diseases
Heart disease can affect anyone at any point of time in life. In spite of this, there are many heart problems which occur in response to our lifestyle and physical and mental health.
There are many heart problems which occur by birth or are passed on to generations. These include congenital defects in the heart structure, valvular heart problems etc.
Our food habits and working conditions nowadays are such that we are under stress most of the time. In such a scenario, heart itself is under stress as it has to work harder to meet the body's requirements. This is why a number of youngsters are coming up with heart problems and diseases associated with it.
Cardiology is a branch of medicine that exclusively deals with Heart problems.
Since, heart is the main controller of all the body function, it is very important to support its functions by living a healthy life which supports the heart instead of making it to work under stress at all times.
Risk Factors for Developing Heart Diseases
Growing Age – With age the arteries grow weaker and narrower.
Males are more prone for the development of heart disease – in females the chances increase after menopause.
Family history of heart diseases is a direct risk factor in the development of the condition.
Smoking is not only harmful for the lungs but the hardening of arteries caused by tobacco affects the heart function as well.
An unbalanced diet with high amounts of fats and carbohydrates directly increases the risk of developing heart diseases.
Hypertension and Diabetes are two lifestyle problems which directly increase the risk of cardio vascular disorders.
High blood cholesterol levels, Obesity, Sedentary lifestyle, Stress, Sleep disorders are all linked to the development of heart problems.
Rheumatic heart disease occurs due to infections that spread in the heart muscles and result in R.H.D. Hygiene is therefore, very important to protect and maintain health.
"Hridya Roga" in Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a natural science which provides practical insights into the way a healthy life can be lived without contracting deadly diseases. Its principals though centuries old are still apt in the present scenario also and are timeless in the true sense of the word.
According to Ayurveda, heart diseases are known as "Hridya roga". According to the involvement of the various body energies, Hridya roga can be classified into vata, pitta kapha and sanniopataja hridya roga, according to the various combinations of the three body energies.
When to Suspect a Heart Disease?
- Pain in chest region
- Dyspnea or uneven or heavy breathing
- Pain radiating towards the neck, jaw line, throat or upper abdomen.
- Weakness or numbness in any body part, for example, arms or legs.
Herbal Remedies for Coronary Heart Disease
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Heart Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of coronary heart disease. 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
Gotu Kola capsules consist of standardised extract of herb gotu kola which is also known as mandukaparni (Centella asiatica). This herb is effective in promoting blood circulation by alleviating any kind of swelling or inflammation in the arteries and veins. Gotukola prevents the backflow of blood to the heart and promotes healthy blood circulation. It consists of rasayana (rejuvenating) properties due to which it helps in the formation of free radicals thus prevents the degeneration of heart cells and promotes overall heart health.
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