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Ayurvedic Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Symptoms & Causes

Introduction

It is a disease of heart muscle. It is often genetic (runs in families).It is the measurable deterioration for any reason of the ability of the Myocardium (the heart muscle) to contract usually leading to heart failure.

Symptoms of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

In most cases patient will be asymptomatic but in several cases are associated with heart failure and systemic mobilization.

  • Heart failure symptoms (shortness of fatigue and breath).
  • Swelling of the lower extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Fainting(caused by conditions such as irregular heart rhythms, abnormal responses to the blood vessels during exercise)
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Sudden death

Causes of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy can be inherited, but it is primarily caused by a variety of other factors during:

  • Severe coronary artery disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Viral infection of the heart
  • Heart valve abnormalities
  • Drugs that are toxic to the heart (or cause damage)
  • It can also occurs in women after child birth (post-partum cardiomyopathy).

Diagnosis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy is diagnosed on symptoms and family history, physical examination, blood test, ECG, chest X- ray, echocardiogram, MRI, CT scan, Myocardiobiopsy.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

According to Ayurveda three energies vata, pitta and kapha which are responsible for good health. Imbalance of any three energies result in health complications. As per Ayurveda, aggravations of vata mainly prana vata is main cause of this disorder.

As per Ayurveda dilated cardiomyopathy is mainly management of symptoms of disease and balance of three energies in body. Ayurveda is an ancient science of life that treats the health problems in natural and healthy way. It provides the natural way to treat the different disease. It mainly aims to balance of all three doshas in body.

Herbal Remedies for Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Ayurvedic treatment is a best way to cure Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for Dilated Cardiomyopathy that provides effective results on symptoms associated with this disease.

1. Total Heart Support

Planet Ayurveda provides pure and herbal total heart support capsules to manage the proper functioning of heart. It provides strength to the heart. It is a combination of Arjuna (Termenalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). It contains standardized extract of these herbs. These herbs help to maintain the heart muscle and support the nervous control. Planet Ayurveda’s total support capsule shows very good results in dilated cardiomyopathy disorder. Planet Ayurveda provides Total heart support capsule in pure and herbal form with no additives, chemicals, and starch, etc.

Dosage : 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

DCM Care Pack

2. Arjuna Capsules

Planet Ayurveda provides capsule Arjuna in pure and herbal form for heart disease. It is prepared form pure extract of herb Arjuna. It acts as a cardiac tonic and thus helps to provide strength to heart muscle. It helps to decrease the HDL cholesterol. It contains the coenzyme which is very beneficial in treating heart problems.

Dosage : 2 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Arjuna Tea

Planet Ayurveda provides Arjuna tea herbal formulation which is very effective medicine for heart problems. It is an herbal tea containing herbal powder of Arjuna (Termenalia arjuna) with a few other herbs which overall supports the heart and heart muscle. It has property to improve the blood circulation of heart. It is obtained from different herbs which are explained below:

1. Arjuna (Termenalia Arjuna)

It has great medicinal property to improve the functioning of heart. It helps the strengthening of heart problems like CHF, heart failure, blood pressure.

2. Punarnava (Boerhevia Diffusa)

It is rejuvenating herb that provides relief in various heart problems. It provides relaxation to heart muscle.

3. Pipal twak (ficus religiosa)

It has property to provide strength to heart muscles.

4. Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala)

It has property to reduce the cholesterol levels reduce the cholesterol level and provide helps to heart muscles.

5. Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cordamom)

It also support and provide good health to heart

Dosage : 2 cups twice daily.

4. Punarnava Mandur

Punarnava Mandur tablets are traditional ayurvedic tablets which are very potent for treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy. It removes toxins from the blood and helps to eliminates water from the body, improves haemoglobin. It is obtained from the combination of different ingredients:

Herbs Used

  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa),
  • Shunti (Zingiber officinale),
  • Pippali (Piper longum),
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum),
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Mandoor Bhasma (Ferric oxide calx)

Dosage : 2 tablets thrice daily with plain water.

5. Punarnava Capsules

This is one of the effective products used for healthy heart. It is very important anti inflammatory medicinal herbs, reduces swelling in the body. Punarnava Capsules are very useful for Dilated Cardiomyopathy. It is natural diuretic herbal remedy. These capsules are prepared from the extract of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). It maintains the good health of cardiovascular system.

Dosage : 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.

Natural Treatment for(UTI)Urinary Tract Infection

Introduction

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) is also known as Fearnes syndrome. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), is the second most common type of infection occurring in the body and now- a-days, it is affecting millions of people each year. It involves infection of the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections as compared to men.

Normally, urine is free of microbes but contains fluids, salts and waste products. The main cause of infections in 90% of the uncomplicated infections is the infection by E.coli bacteria. An infection occurs at the opening of urethra.

Natural Treatment for Urinary Tract Infection

Infections

  • Abnormalities of the urinary tract that hinder the flow of urine set the stage for an infection.
  • This infection is the second most common reason for the prescriptionof empirical antibiotics and is a major driver of antibiotic usage and antibiotic resistance.
  • Other conditions such as diabetes, bowel incontinence, reduced intake of fluids, pregnancy, immobility, kidney stones also contribute to urinary tract infection.

What are The Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection?

Symptoms of lower Urinary Tract Infection are:

  • Inflamed and irritated lining of the urethra
  • Pain or burning during sensation (dysuria)
  • Cloudy urine
  • Sensation of having to urinate urgently
  • Incomplete voiding

Symptoms of Upper Urinary Tract Infection (Pyelonephritis):

  • High fever
  • Shaking chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the back or side, usually on only one side at waist level

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) According to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurveda, UTI is caused due to the imbalance of Pitta dosha. Pitta in Ayurveda symbolises heat or fire. This aggravated Pitta produces heating toxins in the body. These toxins accumulate in the urinary channels and create an imbalance in the infection fighting properties of the urinary system which may lead to the bacterial growth in the system leading to bacterial growth in the system.

Major Factors That Aggravate the Pitta dosha and Contribute the UTIs are:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Suppressing the urge to urinate
  • Habitually retaining urine for longer duration.
  • Emotions such as anger, jealousy.
  • Environmental factors such as fire, chemicals or toxic fumes
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Not maintaining personal hygiene.

Moreover, due to intake of hot, oily, spicy, sour, salty and bitter foods aggravate the condition.

There are many chemical drugs like antibiotics that work on the bacteria but these do not work on the root cause and as a result, infection often recurs. According to Ayurveda, these antibiotics further increase Pitta dosha in the body.

On the other hand, Ayurvedic natural remedies help in increasing theimmunity as well as pacify the Pitta dosha in the body and thereby give long-term relief to the patient.

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections by Planet Ayurveda

  • Although modern treatment prescribes antibiotics for the treatment of UTIs, these infections can be easily treated with herbal remedies without causing any side effects.
  • Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infections.

These remedies are of 2 types:

  • Urinary anti-septic
  • Anti-adhesion herbs

Herbal Remedies for UTI

Planet Ayurveda Offers UTI Care Pack which Includes:

  •  Punarnava Capsules
  • Mutrakrichantak Churna
  • Varunadi Vati

Punarnava Capsules:

  • Punarnava Capsules are prepared from the herbal extract Boerhavia diffusa. These capsules are very helpful in the treatment of inflammation and also promote the health of urinary tract and also help in maintaining efficient kidney function.
  • These capsules possess diuretic properties and support the body’s ability to remove fluids.
  • It helps in maintaining normal kidney functions and maintains the health of urinary tract.
  • It possesses bitter, cooling and astringent properties and helps in balancing all the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
  • It is used in urinary bladder infections as well as in systemic edema.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

Mutrakrichantak Churna:

  • Nature has given us various powerful herbs which are very effective for the urinary tract infections.
  • Mutrakrichantak Chruna by Planet Ayurveda is a blend of these natural herbs which can cure the infection without causing any side effects as it is a safe and effective combination of herbs used in Ayurveda since 5000 B.C. for various urinary complaints like urinary infections, kidney stones, high urea and creatinine levels, painful micturition.
  • It acts as a diuretic and considered as one of the best herbal remedies for all urinary tract infections.

Ingredients of Mutrakrichantak Churna

Sr. No.

Botanical Name Common Name Parts Quantity
1. Crateva nurvula Varun Roots 30 gm
2. Boerhavia diffusa Punarnava Roots 30 gm
3. Tribulus terrestris Gokshur Whole 30 gm
4. Chicorium intybus Kaasni Leaves 30 gm
5. Phyllanthus niruri Bhumi amla Whole 20 gm
6. Albizzia lebbok Shirish Bark 20 gm
7. Moringa oleifera Shigru Bark 20 gm
8. Achyranthes aspera Apamarg Fruits/Seeds 10 gm

Dose: 1-2 teaspoonful twice daily.

Varunadi Vati:

  • Varunadi Vati is an Ayurvedic herbal product prepared from the herb Crataeva nurvula.
  • This tablet helps in reducing the chances of kidney stones and urinary tract infection.
  • It also helps in reducing the toxins accumulated due to insufficient kidneys.
  • This tablet helps in curing the urinary tract infections in a natural way without causing any side effects.
  • It is useful in dysuria and urinary retention. It balances all the three doshas in the body.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

Diet in Urinary Tract Infections

  • Increase the intake of water. Drink at least 8-10 glasses every day as water helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.
  • Take cranberry juice regularly as it helps in flushing the bacteria from the urinary tract.
  • Drink pomegranate juice regularly as it is considered as an excellent purifying drink and also reduces proliferation of bacteria.
  • Include Pitta pacifying herbs in the diet such as red sandalwood, licorice extract, green cardamom in the diet.
  • The foods such as alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages, processed and refined foods, refined sugars should be avoided as these foods have an adverse effect on the bladder.
  • Take coconut water regularly in the diet as it is an excellent pitta pacifier.
  • Avoid working in the sun or in a hot atmosphere.
  • Take cold water bath 2-3 times a day with ½ teaspoon of powdered red sandalwood added.