ABOUT ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE
Heart is the most important part of the human body. It works tirelessly right from the time of birth and continues to do so without failing until we breathe last. According to Ayurveda, heart, brain and lungs are the three vital body organs, injury to which causes instant death.
They are called as "SADHYA PRAN HARA MARMA" in Ayurveda.
Therefore, it is very important for us to maintain health and wellbeing of these vital body organs.
ISCHEMIA - DEFINITION
Ischemia literally means a reduced blood supply to the heart. When it occurs in the heart region it is known as cardiac ischemia. It occurs because of a decreased blood supply to the heart muscles.
ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE
It is a condition where the blood supply to the heart and its musculature is greatly decreased. It may be because of the narrowing of the coronary arteries supplying blood to different portions of the heart. It is also known as coronary artery disease.
Heart needs a continuous supply of oxygen to maintain its functions. When in the state of Ischemia, heart muscles do not receive the required amount of oxygen which leads to a heart attack that may turn fatal.
ISCHEMIA AND ANGINA
Whenever the blood supply to any part of the body is reduced it leads to severe pain in the chest region of the patient. It is an acute shooting or stabbing pain which is an emergency. The patient turns pale and his blood pressure may drastically fluctuate. It is an unbearable pain and may radiate to the back, neck, jaws and shoulders.
CAUSES OF ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE
Common causes of Ischemic heart disease include major health problems like:-
- Diabetes mellitus
- Genetic and hereditary factors
SYMPTOMS OF HEART DIASEASE
- Angina pectoris
- Heart attack
- Severe chest pain due to acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction or unstable angina.
TIPS ON PREVENTING ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE
Dietary modifications and changes in lifestyle have a lasting impact on the patients of Ischemic heart disease.
Controlling stress levels have also shown very encouraging results among people in whom stress was creating major health problems.
Inclusion of mild to moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes every day is sufficient to prevent heart problems and maintain high fitness levels in the body.
Similarly, it is very important to know the right proportions of the nutrients that the body requires to stay fit.
Most of our diet is predominantly rich in carbohydrates and unhealthy fats that we ignorantly gain through packaged and processed foods.
A big No to all kinds of processed food products is the first step towards adopting a healthy diet plan. You can also consult your local doctor or dietician to chalk out an individual diet plan that suits your daily calorie requirements based on your age, health status etc.
Regarding exercises, you need not hit the gym. Just simple forms of exercises like walking, jogging, cycling are enough to do wonders to your health.
Another important thing is to control blood cholesterol levels. In case of Ischemic heart disease cholesterol is the main culprit as it leads to blockage or narrowing of the coronary arteries which in turn cause IHD.
Switch to healthier unsaturated fat options such as olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil etc.
Avoid saturated fats such as cheese, processed ghee, Dalda etc. in totality.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Heart Care Pack for Ayurvedic treatment of ischemic 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 - 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water.
- Arjun Tea - 2 cups, twice daily.
- Total Heart Support - 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water.
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.
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