Category: Congestive Heart Failure

Treatment of Arteriosclerosis in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Abstract

Blood vessels are the artery that helps in transporting oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the other parts of the body. These arteries are muscular tubes that are lined by smooth tissue and consist of three layers. This includes endothelium which is the innermost layer, then is the media that controls the high pressures of the heart and the last is the adventitia. The endothelium is helpful for protecting the walls of vessels and preventing them from clotting. This layer can be damaged due to many different causes and leading to Arteriosclerosis. In this article, we are going to discuss this health issue more in detail along with its treatment through herbal medicine.

What is Arteriosclerosis

It is also known as cardiovascular arteriosclerosis which is caused due to the thickening and stiffening of the arteries. This reduces the flow of blood to the other tissues and organs of the body. This disease gradually causes weakness as well as hardening of other organs especially seen in the heart. Arteries are helpful in circulating the blood throughout our body but there is a plaque formed especially due to high cholesterol, fat, or other cellular waste. This building up of the material around the walls of the artery results in arteriosclerosis. This can lead to strokes, heart disease, and circulation problems, or even aneurysms which can lead to a life-threatening condition.

There are Three Types of  Including

  1. Arteriolosclerosis
  2. Moenckeberg medial calcific sclerosis
  3. Atherosclerosis

1. Arteriolosclerosis

Small arteries present in the body become calcified.

2. Moenckeberg medial calcific sclerosis

This is when the small to medium-sized arteries are hardened.

3. Atherosclerosis

It occurs when the large arteries become narrowed and hardened.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Arteriosclerosis?

When the patient suffers from mild atherosclerosis does not suffer from any symptoms. Some do not even show any signs until it is narrowed to the levels that it is clogged and has stopped supplying blood to the tissues or organs. Sometimes the blood clot blocks the flow of blood and even breaks apart resulting in heart stroke or attack. If the patient has moderate arteriosclerosis then these are the common symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Arteriosclerosis

  • Heart:- Pain in the chest or mild pressure (Angina).
  • Arms or legs:- It is common to see peripheral artery disease which causes pain during walking and even decreased pressure on the limbs.
  • Brain:- There is sudden weakness and numbness of the legs and arms.  Along with that, there is also difficulty in speaking as well as slurred speech.
  • Kidney:- The patient might suffer from kidney failure and high blood pressure.

Complications

Here are some of the complications depending on the blocked artery:-

1. Carotid Artery Disease

When there is a narrowing of arteries close to the brain then the patient might suffer from carotid artery disease which causes the transient ischemic attack.

2. Coronary Artery Disease

When it is close to the heart then the patient suffers from coronary artery disease which sometimes results in heart failure or heart attack.

3. Aneurysms

It can cause a serious problem which is one of the serious problems as it is the bulging of the wall present in the artery. This may also burst out resulting in internal bleeding.

4. Chronic Kidney Disease

The narrowing of arteries present in the kidney will prevent the oxygenated blood from reaching them.

What Causes Arteriosclerosis?

It is a slow as well as a progressive disease that might begin from childhood and the exact cause of the disease is not known. There are some of the causes that might injure or damage the artery.

This Includes Causes like

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • High levels of triglycerides which is a type of lipid present in the blood.
  • Resistance to insulin
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Suffering from inflammatory diseases like lupus, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and lupus.

When the inner wall of the artery is damaged this causes the blood vessels and other substances to get collected. The tissues that are connected to it get blocked and do not receive enough blood so that it can function properly.

Eventually, these fatty deposits break and enter the bloodstream which might rupture the lining of blood pressure. This might also cause clotting of blood clotting which blocks the flow of blood to the heart resulting in a heart attack.

How can Arteriosclerosis be diagnosed?

The doctor might ask for a physical examination along with the family history of the patient and other test includes

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood test includes knowing the levels of CRP.
  • Echocardiogram
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • Exercise stress test
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • Cardiac angiogram
  • Coronary Calcium Scan
  • Ankle brachial index

Planet Ayurveda Provides Herbal Medicine for Arteriosclerosis

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies that are effective in treating the disease. All these are very effective herbal remedies that help in relieving all the causative factors. Planet Ayurveda follows the principle of restoring all the vital energies. These herbs are natural and effective.  Herbal medicine provided by Planet Ayurveda has no side effects. They don’t have any chemicals or preservatives. Here is the list of herbal medicine for treating the disease including

  1. Amalaki Rasayan
  2. Green Essentials
  3. Arjuna Capsules
  4. Total Heart Support
  5. Boswellia Curcumin
  6. Ashwagandha Capsules
  7. Gotu Kola Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Arteriosclerosis

Herbal Remedies for Arteriosclerosis

Product Description

1. Amalaki Rasayan

It is made from one single herb known as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) which is packed with Vitamin C which is essential for nerves. It has healing properties that help in reducing pressure from the arteries. It is very beneficial for people who suffer from diabetes or obesity and also naturally reduces the levels of cholesterol from the blood making it best for Arteriosclerosis.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Green Essentials

It is very effective in removing toxins from the blood as it contains herbs like Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris), Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), etc. Green essentials are very helpful in nourishing the cells and fighting the illness. Due to its antioxidant property, it is very beneficial in clearing the free radicals.

Dosage:- One capsule after meals with plain water twice daily.

3. Arjuna Capsules

These capsules are filled with one excellent herb called Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) which is the best tonic for the nervous system. It is one of the natural herbs for decreasing LDL and balancing the VLDL cholesterol levels. It will effectively reduce the blockage in the artery

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with water.

4. Total Heart Support

As the name says it is very effective in maintaining the overall health of the heart because it contains herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), etc. It helps in giving strength to the cardiac muscles and cleanses the artery making it effective in blockage of the artery.

Dosage:- One capsule with water after meals twice daily.

5. Boswellia Curcumin

It is made from two herbs called Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa)  which effectively promotes circulation. It is one of the beneficial herbs which is effective in reducing the pain and swelling around the nerves. It is especially helpful in people who suffer from stiffness or other inflammatory disorders which is one of the causes of Arteriosclerosis.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

6. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is packed with one herb called Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) which is effective in providing nutrition to the tissues, nerves, and bones as well. It helps in balancing the Vata of the body and enhancing mental as well as physical stamina.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

7. Gotu Kola Capsules

It is made from an herb called Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) which is filled with nutrients like Vitamin A, B, E, K along with magnesium. It is very helpful in improving circulation and is especially very effective in any kind of nervous disorder. It is also very effective in treating various blood vessel disorders.

Dosage:- One capsule after meals twice daily with water.

Conclusion

The above article described everything about Arteriosclerosis and its effect on different parts of the body. It is one of the conditions that can lead to serious health issues and can lead to death as well.  So the mentioned herbal medicine will help in treating the disease naturally and removing the root cause of the disease as well.

How Heart Stroke is Becoming Common?-Prevention and Tips

ABSTRACT

Our heart is one of the major organs of the body which work with other organs in a synergistic manner to make us alive. It beats 24 hours, 365 days and never asks for a holiday. But sometimes, due to some unfavorable circumstances, a cardiovascular disorder occurs and interferes with normal functioning of the heart. There are numerous cardiovascular disorders, but the main disorder, Heart stroke is emerging as most common in adults as well as older people. From last decade it is coming into front as the most common reason for death. In this article, we will discuss heart stroke and why it is becoming common in most of the population.

INTRODUCTION

Heart stroke occurs when the poor blood supply to the heart stops the heart tissues from getting enough nutrients and oxygen to survive. It mainly occurs when the blood vessel that transports nutrients and oxygen to the heart is blocked by a clot or bursts. While a temporary clot in blood vessels lead to mini-stroke or an ischemic attack. Brain cells also start dying when blood supply is poor.

CAUSES of Heart Stroke

Some Major Causes of Heart Strokes Include

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Excess stress
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Diabetes
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides level

Heart Stroke

HOW HEART STROKE IS BECOMING COMMON?

In the last decade, heart stroke was a disease of people aged more than 60 years. But in today’s life there is no age discrimination done by heart stroke. It can happen anytime after 18 years of age. Trajectory of heart strokes among the younger population is going equal to the old aged people. According to a study, 219 out of 1000 people die because of heart strokes.

Some Major Causes of Increasing Heart Strokes in People are

1. Alcohol

As per today’s generation, party celebrations seem to be incomplete without alcohol. Alcohol consumption is done by 70% of the population. This is the big reason behind the increasing rate of heart strokes. People are not aware about bad impacts of alcohol on the heart. Alcohol can increase your blood pressure; can cause heart failure and strokes.

2. Stress and Depression

Stress and Depression are also the major reasons behind the increasing rate of heart strokes. Today’s population has to suffer from stress of study, job, relationships and many more other reasons. If they fail to achieve something, then they suffer from depression. A stressful and depressed situation can cause a chain of events in hormones. The hormones released in these situations are not good for the heart and cause strokes.

3. Lack of Physical Activity

Due to shortage of time, it is difficult to make your body physically active. Mobiles, tablets,computers are some other things which make the person stick to them. Lack of physical activity causes obesity, hypertension, diabetes and mainly heart diseases.

4. Unhealthy Diet

Fast and junk foods are the preferred choice in today’s world. Pizza, pasta, noodles and various other packed foods are consumed mostly by youth. These foods don’t have any positive impact on the heart. But they increase the risk of strokes by plaque formation in the coronary artery and making it blocked. Unhealthy diet also increases the blood pressure, cholesterol and accumulates free radicals in the body.

5. Smoking

We usually read the line “Smoking is injurious to health“, it is totally true. Smoking is injurious to health, especially for the heart and lungs. Smoking contributes to atherosclerosis and higher the risk of heart strokes, heart failure, and heart attack also.

Symptoms of Heart Stroke

  • Weakness or numbness in arms.
  • Difficulty in speech
  • Shortness of breath
  • Discomfort in chest
  • Nausea
  • Cold sweat
  • Pain in neck, back or jaw

NATURAL WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF HEART

DIET

A healthy diet is very essential to get a healthy heart. What you eat directly affect your heart health. Unhealthy food gives a negative impact on the heart while healthy food enhances the heart health. To give boost to your heart health, you can include vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and whole grains in your daily diet. Limit the intake of salty meats like tocino, ham, hotdog, sausage, and bacon, as they are not friends of your heart.

In the below chart, you will came to know which foods are Healthy and which are bad for heart:

Healthy foods for heart

  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Berries
  • Avocados
  • Fish oil and fatty fish
  • Walnuts
  • Beans
  • Dark chocolate
  • Tomatoes
  • Almonds
  • Seeds
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Green tea
  • Edamame
         Unhealthy foods for heart

  • Sugary drinks
  • Pizzas
  • Fruit juices
  • White bread
  • Sweetened cereals
  • Broiled, grilled or fried food
  • Pastries, cakes and cookies
  • Potato chips and French fries
  • Gluten-free junk foods
  • Low fat yogurt
  • Low-carb junk foods
  • Alcohol
  • Processed meat
  • Processed cheese
  • High-calorie coffee drinks

 

LIFESTYLE

1. Proper Body Weight

Obese people have increased risk of developing heart disorders. Obesity and Overweight is referred to as body mass index (BMI) of equal and more than 25. While central obesity is an increased waist circumference from 90 cm in males and 80 cm in females. A high waist circumference tends to various heart related ailments. If you are overweight, try to lose about 1 kg in a week which will help you to get protection against strokes.

2. Regular Physical Activity

Being physically active contributes in regulating blood pressure, reducing level of cholesterol and other blood fluids. Doing physical activity on a daily basis will help you to control weight. Try to do any kind of physical activity daily for about 40 minutes daily and increase duration day by day. Physical activities like climbing stairs, brisk walking, gardening, dancing, cycling, swimming, weight lifting will help you in getting a healthy heart.

3. Quit Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol may lead to the increase in blood pressure, strokes and heart failure. Alcohol can make your heart muscles weaker also. So, it is advised to quit alcohol consumption if you want to protect your heart from strokes as well as other cardiovascular diseases.

4. Regular Checkup

One of the most effective ways to protect your heart from diseases is to visit a doctor for regular checkups. In regular checkup, we mean to say is checkup of blood pressure and blood sugar. Long term rise in blood pressure and sugar levels can become the reason to develop cardiovascular diseases.

HERBAL REMEDIES

Ayurvedic medicines are very excellent in giving protection to your heart and make your heart away from strokes. Ayurvedic medicines work in a natural manner and don’t show any side effects. Planet Ayurveda brings some marvelous formulations for providing longevity to your heart.

All products of Planet Ayurveda are manufactured by using the best quality extract of natural herbs which are beneficial for health. Every product of them is totally free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, binders and colors. Only vegetarian material is used in their products under the guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors. To help with patients of heart strokes, Planet Ayurveda formulated some marvelous remedies after heavy research and studies.

Herbal Remedies for Heart Stroke

Herbal Remedies for Heart Stroke

Take a look at Heart Beneficial Products of Planet Ayurveda

  1. ARJUNA CAPSULES
  2. ARJUN TEA
  3. TOTAL HEART SUPPORT

Product Description

1. ARJUNA CAPSULES

Planet Ayurveda prepared Arjuna capsules by using the best quality extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) herb. These capsules are very supportive for the heart and regulates proper heart functioning. Arjuna capsules are rich with antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-hypertensive, and anti-inflammatory properties. Each capsule provides strength to the heart muscle and prevents diseases of the heart.

Dosage: 2 Capsules, two times daily with normal water, after meals.

2. ARJUNA TEA

Arjuna tea by Planet Ayurveda is formulated by using standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) and several other herbs. Arjuna tea by Planet Ayurveda is an excellent tonic of heart beneficial in giving strength to heart functioning, heart muscles and reducing fat deposition in heart. Arjuna Tea is also advantageous in treating semen disorder, hypertension and reducing cholesterol levels in the body.

Dosage: 2 Cups in a day is recommended.

3. TOTAL HEART SUPPORT

Planet Ayurveda used combination of pure extract of several heart beneficiary herbs such as

  • Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum)
  • Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)

These capsules are very effective in reducing bad cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and treating congestive heart health and blocked coronary arteries. These capsules restore the health of weakened heart muscles.

Dosage: 2 Capsules, two times in a day with normal or plain water

CONCLUSION

Risk of Heart Stroke is increasing day by day. But there is no need to worry; you can keep your heart healthy by consuming Ayurvedic medicines and following the above given tips. Ayurvedic medicines are enough to protect your heart from diseases in a natural way and provide longevity.