Natural care for Heart Failure
If the heart fails to pump sufficient blood to meet the body’s needs, the condition is known as heart failure. Heart failure is a chronic condition which leads to excessive tiredness & shortness of breath etc. Coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction (heart attack), & high blood pressure are some such conditions which eventually lead to the failure of the heart.
According to the ancient medical science of Ayurveda, the plasma nutrients (Rasa) are transported to & fro in the body through the circulatory system. However, the vitiated plasma nutrient occludes the microcirculatory channels which cause various unhealthy heart conditions (Hridaya Roga).
It is also well-described in Ayurveda that edema (Sotha) and dyspnea (Swasa) are the major indicators of a congestive heart failure. Additionally, the accumulated toxins (Ama) (intermediate products of metabolism) diminish the digestive fire (Agni), as a result, these toxins gradually accumulate in the heart to block the circulatory channels and often lead to congestive heart failure.
Natural solution for heart failure
Natural therapies for the above-described conditions focus on proper dietary habits, Yoga, Pranayama along with authentic Ayurvedic herbs. These herbs prevent accumulation of cholesterol plaques (in the form of Ama) by enhancing the digestive fire. This enhanced internal fire besides burning the already accumulated toxins, prevents such accumulations in the future. Also, these herbs are natural cardio-protective which strengthen the muscles of the heart, maintain good heart rate, and normal blood pressure.
“A rejuvenating combination for your heart and circulatory system”
- Supports healthy blood circulation.
- Maintains healthy cholesterol level.
- Promotes and strengthens the muscles of the heart.
- Cleanses the arteries & removes cholesterol plaques (Ama).
ND Care Nirogam Pvt. Ltd. brings you the unexplored extraordinary Ayurvedic principles and practices to manage a congestive heart failure. Our research scholars have pioneered the anciently renowned scientific principles for a natural solution to prevent the recurrence of the congestive heart failures. Regular use of Cardio Support improves the pumping activity of the heart by improving the strength of heart muscles. Our unique channel cleansing herbs (Srotoshodhak) support the heart by preventing the blockage of arteries. Natural ingredients of Cardio Support (Rudraksha in particular) promote natural relaxation by reducing excess body heat. It also reduces edema due to its diuretic action and decreases retention of water and hence helpful in maintaining optimum blood pressure.
Diet for congestive heart failure
- Include fibers like oats, wheat, whole grain cereals, pulses, legumes, sprouts fruits, and vegetables in your diet.
- Drink plenty of water & only use 3 teaspoons of oil in your foods/day (a less than half a liter per month).
- Avoid fried foods, bakery products, snacks, non-vegetarian diet, egg yolk, carbonated beverages, saturated fats, table salt, sugary foods (cake, pudding, cream, chocolate, & jaggery), starchy vegetables (potato, jackfruits, yam, taro root, & sweet potato etc.).
Pranayama/Yoga/Exercise for heart health for a congestive heart failure
Pranayamas: Sheetali/Anulom Vilom: – All these calm the mind, relieve stress/anxiety, cleanse & strengthen the heart and reduce the fight and flight responses.
Asana: Shavasanas/Tadasana/Trikonasana/Veerbhadrasna: – Yoga and exercises can help to reduce the risk factors responsible for heart attack. These Yoga Asanas lower the blood pressure, bad cholesterol, improve heart rate and blood circulation.
Rehab exercises for Myocardial Infarction: – A short exercise session 2-3 times a day is recommended. Start with Low-intensity exercises (3-4MET): Level walking (3mph) and bicycling (6mph) progressing to 4-5 MET’s: Walking (31/2mph), bicycling (8mph), rowing, water and ground aerobics.
Precautions: Avoid unstable angina (chest pain), acute illness or fever, & uncontrolled diabetes. Start only when the patient becomes stable. Do not hold breath in any of the exercises to avoid Valsalva maneuver. Avoid high-intensity exercises (HR should not exceed >180 beats/min) with necessary warm-up and cool down periods. All these practices should be performed under an expert’s advice.