Natural Therapies to Strengthen the Heart Valves
The opening and closing of four heart valves viz. mitral, aortic, tricuspid, & pulmonary valve regulate the directionality of blood flow in the body. By doing this, these valves prevent the mixing of oxygenated & deoxygenated blood. Any infections, anatomical/traumatic deformity, congenital anomaly, damaged papillary muscles, or calcification of arteries in these valves can give rise to the heart valve diseases.
According to ancient scripts of Ayurveda, air circulation (Vataja) disorders of endocardium are the root cause of valvular malfunction. The movements of all the valves in the heart and blood vessels are controlled by air circulation (Vyana Vayu). However, the vitiated Vyana Vayu leads to stenosis & regurgitation (valvular disorders).
Natural remedies to prevent leaking of heart valves
Natural therapies to strengthen the muscles of the heart valves restore the balanced state of the circulatory system (Vata Dosha) to prevent narrowing (stenosis) of the valves which allow blood to flow in one direction. Also, the time-tested Ayurvedic herbs can potentially nourish & strengthen the muscles of the heart valves which facilitate cardiac functions by promoting heart valves movements. These natural Ayurvedic solutions reduce regurgitation of the blood and improve the overall pumping action of the heart. The natural antioxidants of such herbs provide a quick relief from increased palpitations, murmur sign, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of consciousness, swollen ankle, feet, and abdomen. Also, during old age, these herbs strengthen the tendons that are attached to the valves inside the chamber. The natural rejuvenation therapies (Rasayana Therapy) also play a vital role in preventing the valvular defects. Additionally, a healthy diet, practicing of Yoga and Pranayama can significantly assist the normal functioning of the valves.
“Rejuvenating combination for your heart and circulatory system”
- Promotes and strengthens the muscles of the heart.
- Supports healthy blood circulation.
- Maintains healthy cholesterol level.
Natural ingredients of Cardio Support improve the pumping action of the heart by improving the strength of the heart muscle. The extract of these herbs prevents the aortic stenosis and aortic incompetence that protects the valves from further damage. These herbs help in the efficient closure of the valves and reduce the degree of valve prolapse. The Cardio Support naturally prevents regurgitation of the blood from ventricles into the articles. Cardio Support also decreases LDL cholesterol levels and cleanses the blocked arteries. The Ayurvedic heart-strengthening rejuvenation therapies (Rasayana Therapy) regulate the rhythmic contractions and relaxation of the heart.
Diet for Heart health
- 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.).
- Avoid saturated fats (butter and refined oil), table salt, & oily/spicy
Pranayama/Yoga/Exercise for a healthy heart
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 – 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 the 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 during 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). The necessary warm-up and cool down periods are recommended. All these practices should be performed under an expert’s advice.