The heart is like any other muscle, requiring blood to supply oxygen and nutrients for it to function. The heart's needs are provided by the coronary arteries, which begin at the base of the aorta and spread across the surface of the heart, branching out to all areas of the heart muscle.
The coronary arteries are at risk for narrowing as cholesterol deposits, called plaques, build up inside the artery. If the arteries narrow enough, blood supply to the heart muscle may be compromised (slowed down), and this slowing of blood flow to the heart causes pain, or angina.
Symptoms of Heart disease
Symptoms of heart disease varies according to the type of heart disease. Unfortunately, some heart diseases cause no symptoms early in its course. When symptoms occur, they vary from person to person. Symptoms may may include chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue, palpitations (the sensation of the heart beating in the chest), lightheadedness, and fainting, or feeling about to faint.
Causes and Risk Factors of Heart Disease
The primary risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic heart disease are smoking, sedentary lifestyle, hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and a genetic predisposition to the disease.
Treatment of Heart Diseases
Follow a lacto-vegetarian diet low in calories and sodium with emphasis on fruits, vegetables, seeds and whole-grains.
Sunflower, safflower and corn oil reduce cholesterol levels.
Yogurt, Alfa Alfa, garlic, fruits like apples (for weakness of heart), pineapples, pomegranate, custard apples and oranges, and coconut water tone the heart.
Grapes are useful against heart attack, heart pain and palpitation.
Teaspoon of raw onion juice first thing in the morning will normalize blood cholesterol levels.
Vitamin E found in outer leaves of cabbage, green vegetables and whole meal products improves circulation and function of the heart.
Vitamin B found in whole grains and others are important for heart and circulatory disorders.
1 Tablespoon of honey after food prevents all heart troubles, palpitations and cardiac pain.
Gooseberry is considered effective home remedy.
Vitamin C in citrus fruits prevents heart attacks and guards against high blood cholesterol. And is effective against blood fat and cholesterol levels due to stress, anger, fear and disappointment.
On rising ‘“ Fresh fruit juice of grapes, pineapple, apple or orange or warm water with lemon juice and honey.
Home Remedies for Heart Diseases
Prepare a powder using some roasted asafetida. Add equal amounts of Bishop's weed seeds, some rock salt and white or black cumin seeds. Grind this mixture well and store it in a glass bottle. Intake 2 to 3 grams of this powder every day.
In 100 milliliters of ginger juice, add a little amount of honey. Lick this once a day. It will improve the chest pains.
Mix equal proportions of powdered pods of a cardamom, root of the banyan tree and leaves of the wild snake gourd. Lick this powder with ghee once a day.
Take some pomegranate leaves and some water. Grind the leaves in the water and then strain the mix. Drink the strained water. This would cure of all the heart diseases.
Mix 200 milliliters of fresh carrot juice and100 milliliters of spinach juice. Drink this mixture every day in the morning. Apart from stopping the heart aches, it also reduces the chances of heart attacks.
A simple way to treat heart disease would be to have an amla every day. Rich in vitamin C, it would prevent any heart disease.
Consuming a glass of beet juice or fresh grape juice every day reduces the chances of any heart disease.
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