Category: Heart Health

How Can You Prevent Heart Diseases Through Ayurveda

Abstract

In this modern time, everyone is full of tensions and stress, and expectation of a peaceful mind with our unhealthy lifestyle. To prevent these heart conditions, start with a proper lifestyle that helps you to take care of your healthy heart. The heart is a muscular organ which pumps the blood to spread throughout the body to every part. It has two chambers that have been divided like one side of the heart consisting of oxygenated blood and one side filled with impure blood. There are various diseases that are caused due to the deposition of fatty plaques or any kind of blockage, lack of flexibility or lack of the strength in heart to pump the blood or in the arteries. In this article we are going to discuss the prevention of heart diseases or some herbs that are mentioned to take care of the heart from the diseases and improvisation of lifestyle, with a healthy diet.

Heart Diseases

Introduction

Cardiovascular diseases are on the top list of the death causing diseases, Indians are highly prone to get Heart Diseases, and a study shows that cardio-vascular diseases have taken approximately 18 million lives every year.  Our heart conditions persist in response to various physical and mental stressful conditions, which may result in dysfunction and failure of heart muscles. These conditions may aggravate with the increased intake of alcohol, smoking, poor dietary habits, and lifestyle. Some underlying diseases also result in heart diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol levels and very common atherosclerosis.

What Comprises a Heart Disease?

There are various types of heart diseases that cause various types of health issues that are directly related to the heart. Some common heart diseases are-

  1. Heart Arrhythmias – Heart may beat slowly or faster or irregularly in different ways, here are some symptoms of abnormal heart beats that can felt by patient like fluttering in chest, tachycardia, bradycardia, pain in chest, dizziness or may fall in syncope.
  2. Cardiomyopathies – here the heart muscles make it harder for the heart muscles so that they can’t rush the blood to the rest of the body, this condition can lead to heart failure too.
  3. Heart defects – these are developed when the baby is in the uterus, heart defects can also be developed in adults as the structure of the heart can change anytime in life, or any type of degenerative change can lead to heart defect.
  4. Heart infections – Infections can be caused due to the bacterias, viruses and parasites.
  5. Atherosclerosis – this is a condition in which hardening of arteries occurs or may be clogged with plaque. Plaque may consist of cholesterol and many other substances. Due to this condition blood supply decreases and so there is increased risk of causing heart failure.
  6. Myocardial infarction – also known as heart attack that means interruption of the blood supply to the muscles of the heart that results in damage of heart muscles. Very common condition behind this is accumulation of plaque that causes narrowing of arteries.
  7. Heart failure – is a condition where the heart is doing its work but not properly. Most common condition behind this disease is Congestive heart failure that can occur from the disability in pumping and relaxing properties of the heart.
  8. Mitral valve prolapse or regurgitation – prolapse is a condition in which flaps of the valves do not close properly and can lead to heart murmur and regurgitation may occur in which backflow of blood occurs in the heart that results in accumulation of blood into the heart chamber and puts pressure on the heart that leads to heart enlargement and heart failure.
  1. Aortic stenosis – in this condition a pulmonary valve is involved that cannot be opened properly. It leads to difficulty in pumping the blood from the left ventricle to the aorta.

Symptoms

The symptoms of the heart diseases depend upon the specific ongoing type of anomalies. Common symptoms that occurs in heart diseases are –

  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Dizziness, fatigue
  • Edematous swellings over the feet, ankle
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Tachycardia / bradycardia
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Choking sensation

Causes and Risk Factors

Heart disorders originates due to the –

  • Damage to the heart muscles
  • Damage to the blood vessels
  • Atherosclerotic condition developed in the arteries
  • Improper supply of the oxygen and blood to the heart
  • Genetic causes may increase the risk of developing heart conditions

Treatment

Now, we are going to discuss the Ayurveda measures of controlling heart diseases. Heart is a place of Sadhak pitta, Vyana vata and Avalambak Kapha. These doshas are maintained properly because these help the heart to work properly.

Preventive Measures to Avoid the Heart Diseases are

  1. Avoid stressful conditions that can exaggerate heart problems.
  2. Always keep good communication with everyone so it would also give you positive vibes to stay fit.
  3. Make it possible to eat healthy food only by avoiding the intake of junk and other white refined flour.
  4. Do exercises everyday at least for half an hour to strengthen the heart muscles and enhance its functions.
  5. Use various Herbal Remedies to remove the toxins from the heart or its arteries and other vascularities.

Some Beneficial Herbs to Protect the Heart

  1. Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) – The bark of the arjuna is very beneficial in managing heart diseases. This herb is described as Hridaya by various Acharyas, its various health benefits includes anti-oxidative nature, hypertensive conditions, helps to protect the cardiac muscles, maintain the tone of the heart muscles, helps to enhance the flow of blood to the various parts of the body.
  1. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – This herb gives miraculous effects in managing the stress related conditions, it gives wonderful effects in the anxietic patients, have reduced hypertensive conditions, and also helps to strengthens the muscles of the heart or body muscles, and various joint disorders that may develop pain.
  1. Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica) – it is widely used in cardio-vascular diseases, and balances all the three doshas and it is a cardiac tonic that helps to manage the cardiac muscle weakness and prevents the early degenerative conditions in arteries or any atherosclerotic changes as well as strengthens the blood vessels. This is very helpful for the heart’s health, and has great anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties.
  1. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) is very helpful in the overall system of the body. It prevents cardiac damage, protects the heart from blockage and is beneficial in reducing stress, dizziness and fatigue and prevents the lipid formation in between the vessels of the heart to avoid various diseases.
  1. Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) – is a very helpful herb in pacifying all the three doshas. This herb is specially indicated in the atheroscleotic changes or in hardening of the arteries or it can also help to prevent the clots and lipids formation in veins and arteries.
  1. Garlic (Allium sativum) – is very beneficial in controlling the heart diseases like angina, or thickening of blood, high cholesterol levels, stressful conditions, anxiety attacks, laziness and depressive states.

Follow the Healthy Diet Chart to Prevent the Heart Disorders

Although now we all know that certain dietary factors are responsible for causing heart diseases and changing the lifestyle and diet are often difficult. Now let’s discuss some heart healthy diet tips –

  1. Control the intake of food like using a small plate or bowl to eat.
  2. Take a less calorie diet and nutrient rich food like vegetables and fruits that give more benefits to the heart.
  3. Take less quantity of meat, cheese, snack foods.
  4. Take whole grains as a meal like whole grain bread, high fibre cereal, brown rice, barley, buckwheat, oatmeal.
  5. Choose healthy processed articles like monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, canola oil, vegetable and nut oils, nuts seeds, Avocados.
  6. Choose low-fat protein sources such as lean meat, low-fat dairy products, fish and poultry, eggs, these all are the best source of protein.
  7. For non-vegetarian people fish is the best source of protein and also a good alternative to high fat meats. These fishes are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which helps to reduce the triglycerides.
  8. In vegetarian people, making good substitutes for meat are legumes of beans, lentils and peas are good sources for low-fat protein and contain no cholesterol.

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In a nutshell, it is concluded that heart diseases can be managed very well with Ayurveda. Follow the instructions as mentioned above and lead a happy or healthy life. For more queries, you can mail us on herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Ayurvedic Perspective of Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome

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Good deeds and a good diet is what makes a man healthy. Lifestyle or way of living of a person is what makes his life healthy or unhealthy. In the past, people used to work hard physically but today technology has left us with only mental work, physical efforts and physical exertion has reached the minimum. Furthermore, junk food and contaminated food with a number of chemicals has added to the problems of a common man. This contaminated and junk food has led to a number of health issues. Syndrome X or Metabolic syndrome is a bunch of some health issues that can give rise to serious health problems. In the text below, we shall discuss Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome) in detail and its management in the contemporary system of medicine and in the traditional system of medicine as well. Let’s discuss!!

Introduction

Syndrome X is a bunch of health conditions related to resistance to insulin that include fat accumulation in the body, obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension. In other words, it can be said that it is a cluster of conditions that makes a person vulnerable to diabetes and heart disease. So metabolic syndrome is not a disorder itself but a group of risk factors. A person can be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when she/he has three or more than that from the following:

Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Dyslipidemia
  2. Hypertension (increased blood pressure)
  3. Accumulation of fat at waist
  4. Decreased levels of good cholesterol (LDL)
  5. Increased blood sugar levels

Moreover, metabolic syndrome can build up plaque in the arteries which causes the clogging of the same which makes the arteries brittle. Formation of blood clots after damage to the arterial wall may block the major arteries which can result in stroke or heart attack.

Causes of Syndrome X

  1. Insulin resistance
  2. Obesity
  3. Unhealthy lifestyle
  4. Hormonal imbalance
  5. Smoking

Risk Factors

  1. Obese person
  2. Risk increases with as the age increases
  3. Sedentary lifestyle
  4. People with diabetes mellitus type 2 are prone to develop metabolic syndrome
  5. People with Polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, alcoholic fatty liver and dyslipidemia are vulnerable to Syndrome X.

Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Physical exertion or exercises
  2. Doing meditation, yoga, pranayama etc helps in stress.
  3. Healthy diet and lifestyle management is necessary to be modulated.

Ayurvedic Aspect and Management of Syndrome X

Ayurveda, the traditional system of Indian medicine, has been serving mankind till date. Ayurveda is a natural science that manages the conditions purely on the herbal and mineral formulations. And it has marvellous results. It manages the dosha imbalance that is the main cause of diseases. There are various causes of development of a condition which includes sroto dushti, dosha imbalance, agnimandya etc. Metabolic Syndrome is related to sroto dushti. In every condition with the faulty dietary habits the doshas get vitiated mainly the kapha dosha and the ama formation leads to the clogging of the microchannels which is regarded as sroto dushti.

Vata dosha is responsible for the movements in the body as the sroto dushti occurs or the blockage of the microchannels occurs the movement of the vata gets hampered which gives the sign of kapha avaran. So the correlation of the metabolic syndrome can be well established with the sroto dushti by the kapha dosha. Ayurvedic management depends on the cleansing or unclogging or unblocking of the microchannels from the ama and vikrit kapha which has hampered the vata movements. So here we require the medicines that remove the ama and excessive kapha from the body that eventually will result in clear microchannels. Medicines such as arogyavardhini vati, chyawanprash, sanjivani vati etc are really helpful in metabolic syndrome.

Guggulu (Comminphora mukul), shilajit (asphaltum), vacha (Acorus calamus), neem (Azadirachta indica), amla (Embellica officinale) and various other herbs are effective in removing the sroto dushti  y cleansing the microchannels. Thus this all will help in Metabolic syndrome to the maximum.

Herbal Remedies for Syndrome X by Planet Ayurveda :

Planet Ayurveda is a well known ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered and GMP certified Ayurvedic Company, which is sticked to the aim of manufacturing/formulating quality Ayurvedic products as per ancient texts of Ayurveda. Formulations are manufactured on the lines of ayurvedic pharmacopoeia and the products are without preservatives and additives.Products do not contain chemicals or artificial flavouring agents. Products of Planet Ayurveda are pure and do not contain any sort of adulterants. The products are purely organic and vegetarian and gluten free. Medicines are available in different forms and patients can consume as per their convenience.   Planet Ayurveda extends its products which are beneficial in Syndrome X.

Following Is the List of Products that are Helpful in Managing Syndrome X :

  1. SAROTOVAHI CAPSULES
  2. NAVKARSHIK CHURNA
  3. GUGULLIPID CAPSULES
  4. TRIPHALA CAPSULES
  5. AROGYAVARDHINI VATI

Herbal Supplements for Metabolic Syndrome

Herbal Supplements for Metabolic Syndrome

Product Description

1. SAROTOVAHI CAPSULES

Srotovahi capsules is a product of Planet Ayurveda which contains the standardised extracts of herbs such as shilajit, guggul (Commiphora mukul), haridra (Curcuma longa), vidanga (Embelia ribes), maricha (Piper nigrum), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). The formulation aids in removing ama dosha from the body that is the main cause of obstruction in any of the srotas (channels of the body). It  promotes the normal functioning of all channels by wonderful properties such as ant-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, digestive and induce digestive fire. It acts on all srotas and helps in its abnormal metabolic functioning. Therefore, Sarotovahi capsules help in Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome.

Dosage : Two capsules twice a day after meal with plain water.

2. NAVKARSHIK CHURNA

Navkarshik Churna is a product of Planet Ayurveda which is composed of a number of herbs including haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), vacha (Acorus calamus), neem (Azadirachta indica), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) etc. The churna benefits the patient with metabolic syndrome by its tridosha balancing properties. Furthermore, Navkarshik churna helps in removing ama dosha from the body and helps in cleansing the microchannels. With above said properties, Navkarshik churna helps in Syndrome X.

Dosage : One tsp twice a day after meal with plain water.

3. GUGULLIPID CAPSULES

Gugulipid capsules, is a wonderful formulation by Planet Ayurveda. It is the formulation best for endocrine health, heart health and blood disorders. It acts on the endocrine system thus keeping the various hormones and enzymes under normal limits. It has Guggulu resin (Camiphora mukul), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Bhumi amalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. Furthermore, Guggulipid capsules cleanses the microchannels and thus helps in metabolic syndrome.

Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meal with plain water.

4. TRIPHALA CAPSULES

Triphala capsules is a product of Planet Ayurveda. It contains the standardised extract of amla (Indian gooseberry), haritaki (Terminilia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica). Herbs in this formula balances all three doshas that means it effectively manages kapha and pitta dosha and the flow of vata dosha vata anulomana). It clears sroto dushti that cleans obstructive microchannels thus helps in correcting Syndrome X.

Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meal with plain water.

5. AROGYAVARDHINI VATI

Arogyavardhini vati is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used in almost every health condition as well as it is also helpful in maintaining general wellness. As the name of the formulation suggests, it helps in maintaining the non diseased condition of a person which means it helps in keeping the person free of any health issues or ailments. Arogyavardhini vati is a blend of various herbs that balances the doshas and it acts as a rasayana. The herbs include haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalki (Emblica officinalis), shuddha shilajit (Asphaltum),  shuddha guggulu (commiphora mukul), chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica), kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa). Arogyavardhini vati balances all the three doshas. It is helpful in metabolic syndrome because of its dosha pacifying and ama pachan (Antioxidant) properties. Furthermore, as the name of the preparation suggests it helps in improving good health therefore it is useful in Syndrome X.

Dosage : Two tablets twice a day after meal with plain water.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 842-749-4030.

Conclusion

As we discussed, Metabolic syndrome is not a disease itself but a cluster of conditions that may lead to serious disease conditions. Most of them are due to the faulty diet and lifestyle that has been changed with the time. But this has to be changed in order to gain a healthy body and mind. Meditation, physical exercises and maintaining a good dietary routine shall eventually lead to termination of these bunch of diseases that are risky and lead to various serious illnesses. In the modern system of medicine there are medicines that have to be taken for lifelong. But In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the lifestyle and diet plan with proper herbal remedies are given for every condition. These medicines with proper diet  following helps in metabolic disorder and gives happiness to the mind and the body. Above said medicines of Planet Ayurveda impeccably manages Syndrome X.