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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT DEFINATION Coronary artery

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

DEFINITION

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic disease in which blood flow is obstructed through the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygen – rich blood . It is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries , that supply the myocardium ( the muscle of the heart ) with oxygen and nutrients . While the symptoms and signs of coronary artery disease are noted in the advanced state of disease , most individuals with coronary artery disease show no evidence of disease for decades . The disease is the most common cause of sudden death and is also the most common reason for death of men and women over 20 years of age .
First , the inner lining of the coronary artery is damaged . This in turn provokes an inflammatory immune response that causes further damage to the artery wall . Over the time , the endothelium is compromised and large , toxic LDL cholesterol molecules can penetrate into the artery wall . The white blood cells and cholesterol combine to form a lipid foam . In the early stages of atherosclerosis , these fatty streaks are present on the arterial wall as plaque deposits . Over time , the plaque may calcify or form a hardened ” shell ” . This reduces the artery’s ability to contract or expand and narrows the artery . Thus , it reduces the amount of blood that can flow through it . If the plaque deposit ruptures , a blood clot can form at the site of the rupture or pieces of the plaque can travel through the arteries until they eventually cause a blockage . A heart attack and cardiac arrest may result .
As the degree of coronary artery disease progresses , there may be partial or complete obstruction of the lumen of the coronary artery , severely restricting the flow of oxygen – carrying blood to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Individuals with this degree of coronary artery disease typically have suffered from one or more myocardial infarctions ( heart attacks ) and may have signs and symptoms of chronic coronary ischemia .

RISK FACTORS: –
(1) Hypertension , Diabetes Mellitus .

(2) Hypercholesteorlaemia .

(3) Diet rich in saturated fats .

(4) Diet low in antioxidants .

(5) Obesity .

(6) Age , sex , family history .

(7) Smoking , regular alcohol intake .

(8) Lack of exercise .

(9) Stress .

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: –
Chest pain or Angina with physical stress . The pain may spread to the left arm or the neck , back , throat or jaw . Exertional dyspnoea is one of the primary signs . There might be numbness ( paresthesia ) or loss of feeling in the arms , shoulders or wrists . The person gets severe sweating , vertigo or dizziness . Sometimes it is associated with nausea or vomitting . There are characteristic ischemic ECG changes during stress test . ST segment depression and angina in the presence of left ventricular wall perfusion abnormalities during thallium or other stress perfusion test .

AYURVEDIC APPROACH FOR CAD: –
There is one entity in Ayurveda called as ” Hrid – Shula ” . The word Hrid derived from the original word Hridaya which means the Heart . Shula means pain . The meaning of Hrid – Shula is thus , pain in ( & around ) heart . The condition occurs due to increased or altered Vata Dosha in the heart & nearby area . As we know , the main force of movement of anything in any body system is controlled & done by Vata dosha . The indigested Meda Dhatu ( Cholesterol , LDL ) , Pitta dosha & Kapha dosha blocks partially or totally the normal route of vata dosha . Thus the Vata dosha gets altered too , creating pain at the Heart & nearby areas .
There are 5 types of each dosha . In all, each dosha accompanies the heart in some or the other way . When the dosha alters , some problem occurs as per the doshas . These problems can be defined as follows : –

(1) The Prana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows exertional dyspnoea , cough , hiccups , drowsiness .

(2) The Vyana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows increased heart rate & swelling at ankle joints .

(3) The Sadhak Pitta ( type of Pitta dosha ) alteration shows loss of confidence , scare , feeling of self heart beats .

(4) The Avalambak kapha ( type of Kapha dosha ) alteration shows bigger heart ( cardian dialatation ) .

(5) The Ojas alteration shows dizziness , coma , cyanosis .

Treatment as per Ayurvedic Approach : –
In the body , Hriday ( heart ) is one of the most important organ . It is called as Marma Sthana ( Vital organ ) . The most important treatment is to cut the Apachit Meda Dhatu ( LDL ) . The treatment is directed to treat the hypercholesterolaemia . The use of Gold bhasma is beneficial . The Gold bhasma provides vital strength to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Thereby restoring the normal functioning of the heart .

The most important role of Ayurvedic medicines is in preventing or reducing atherosclerosis and thereby controlling coronary artery disease . Ayurvedic formulations like various forms of Guggulu , Chandraprabha vati and herbal combinations of various herbs like Amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ) , Arjuna ( Terminalia arjuna ) , Kutki ( Picrorrhiza kurroa ) , Punarnava ( Boerrhavia diffusa ) and Triphala are very useful in reducing blood cholesterol , fatty deposits in the blood vessels , atherosclerosis , blood pressure & excess fat deposition all over the body .

The use of Panchkarma can be done strictly under supervision . The panchkarma helps to restore the body doshas & maintains the metabolism . Not all , but some therapies of panchkarma can be done very effectively in the treatment of Hrid – Shula . The Virechana ( purgation ) , Basti ( Enema ) , Hrid Basti , Whole body massage helps a lot . The most basic reason of Cholesterol is treated very effectively with these therapies .

The use of Sattvavajay Chikitsa ( mental support , mental rehabilitation ) is the forefront treatment . It is very necessary to provide mental support for the affected person . The positive approach towards life & health is very important aspect . The calm mind can do this . The use of Shirodhara is the best remedy for this . It soothes the brain & refreshes the mind .

The diet should be appropriate too . The use of green vegetables & leafy vegetables is important to maintain the normal metabolism . Fresh fruits like apple , pomegrante , grapes , papaya , sweet lime etc are beneficial . Cutting down sticky foods like cheese , butter , sweets , sugar contained foods , preserved foods , white bread , saturated fat should be done . Fresh juices of fruits & soups of vegetables do wonders . The use of soup of Bottle Gourd everyday is one of the most important diet for any type of cardiac disease .

SELF CARE TIPS
What can I do to lower my risk of CAD ?

1) Don’t smoke .

2) Limit your alcohol consumption .

3) Control your blood pressure .

4) Daily exercise .

5) Eat a healthy diet . Add foods to your diet that are low in cholesterol and saturated fats , because your body turns saturated fats into cholesterol .

6) Cultivate emotional health & happiness .

Meditation : –

” Meditation ” is one of the best ways to relax , dissolve stress and allow the body to heal . It is often one of the first – line treatment of heart disease in Ayurveda . It calms the mind , nerves and emotions . An extended period of rest or reduced activity , both physical and mental , is recommended . As far as possible try to avoid stress , emotional worries and anxiety . Use Meditation to examine / understand what you really want to do in life .
Give up anger , aggression and assertion . Do 10 to 20 minutes of meditation twice a day for the well being .
Various Yoga postures ( Asanas ) and breathing exercises ( Pranayama ) provide benefits . Avoid heavy exercise . Minimize the unwanted travel .
Get plenty of sleep . Ayurveda considers sleep just as important as diet in maintaining the health . Research has linked sleep deprivation to depression , blood pressure problems and other issues that increase the risk of heart disease . Choose calm , restful activities during the evening to help the mind disconnect from the stressful senses . Keep the bedroom activities comfortable and the space clear of the television , computers and work – related materials .

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

Thank You,

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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

DEFINATION

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic disease in which blood flow is obstructed through the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygen – rich blood . It is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries , that supply the myocardium ( the muscle of the heart ) with oxygen and nutrients . While the symptoms and signs of coronary artery disease are noted in the advanced state of disease , most individuals with coronary artery disease show no evidence of disease for decades . The disease is the most common cause of sudden death and is also the most common reason for death of men and women over 20 years of age .
First , the inner lining of the coronary artery is damaged . This in turn provokes an inflammatory immune response that causes further damage to the artery wall . Over the time , the endothelium is compromised and large , toxic LDL cholesterol molecules can penetrate into the artery wall . The white blood cells and cholesterol combine to form a lipid foam . In the early stages of atherosclerosis , these fatty streaks are present on the arterial wall as plaque deposits . Over time , the plaque may calcify or form a hardened ” shell ” . This reduces the artery’s ability to contract or expand and narrows the artery . Thus , it reduces the amount of blood that can flow through it . If the plaque deposit ruptures , a blood clot can form at the site of the rupture or pieces of the plaque can travel through the arteries until they eventually cause a blockage . A heart attack and cardiac arrest may result .
As the degree of coronary artery disease progresses , there may be partial or complete obstruction of the lumen of the coronary artery , severely restricting the flow of oxygen – carrying blood to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Individuals with this degree of coronary artery disease typically have suffered from one or more myocardial infarctions ( heart attacks ) and may have signs and symptoms of chronic coronary ischemia .

RISK FACTORS: –
(1) Hypertension , Diabetes Mellitus .

(2) Hypercholesteorlaemia .

(3) Diet rich in saturated fats .

(4) Diet low in antioxidants .

(5) Obesity .

(6) Age , sex , family history .

(7) Smoking , regular alcohol intake .

(8) Lack of exercise .

(9) Stress .

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: –
Chest pain or Angina with physical stress . The pain may spread to the left arm or the neck , back , throat or jaw . Exertional dyspnoea is one of the primary signs . There might be numbness ( paresthesia ) or loss of feeling in the arms , shoulders or wrists . The person gets severe sweating , vertigo or dizziness . Sometimes it is associated with nausea or vomitting . There are characteristic ischemic ECG changes during stress test . ST segment depression and angina in the presence of left ventricular wall perfusion abnormalities during thallium or other stress perfusion test .

AYURVEDIC APPROACH FOR CAD: –
There is one entity in Ayurveda called as ” Hrid – Shula ” . The word Hrid derived from the original word Hridaya which means the Heart . Shula means pain . The meaning of Hrid – Shula is thus , pain in ( & around ) heart . The condition occurs due to increased or altered Vata Dosha in the heart & nearby area . As we know , the main force of movement of anything in any body system is controlled & done by Vata dosha . The indigested Meda Dhatu ( Cholesterol , LDL ) , Pitta dosha & Kapha dosha blocks partially or totally the normal route of vata dosha . Thus the Vata dosha gets altered too , creating pain at the Heart & nearby areas .
There are 5 types of each dosha . In all, each dosha accompanies the heart in some or the other way . When the dosha alters , some problem occurs as per the doshas . These problems can be defined as follows : –

(1) The Prana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows exertional dyspnoea , cough , hiccups , drowsiness .

(2) The Vyana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows increased heart rate & swelling at ankle joints .

(3) The Sadhak Pitta ( type of Pitta dosha ) alteration shows loss of confidence , scare , feeling of self heart beats .

(4) The Avalambak kapha ( type of Kapha dosha ) alteration shows bigger heart ( cardian dialatation ) .

(5) The Ojas alteration shows dizziness , coma , cyanosis .

Treatment as per Ayurvedic Approach : –
In the body , Hriday ( heart ) is one of the most important organ . It is called as Marma Sthana ( Vital organ ) . The most important treatment is to cut the Apachit Meda Dhatu ( LDL ) . The treatment is directed to treat the hypercholesterolaemia . The use of Gold bhasma is beneficial . The Gold bhasma provides vital strength to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Thereby restoring the normal functioning of the heart .

The most important role of Ayurvedic medicines is in preventing or reducing atherosclerosis and thereby controlling coronary artery disease . Ayurvedic formulations like various forms of Guggulu , Chandraprabha vati and herbal combinations of various herbs like Amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ) , Arjuna ( Terminalia arjuna ) , Kutki ( Picrorrhiza kurroa ) , Punarnava ( Boerrhavia diffusa ) and Triphala are very useful in reducing blood cholesterol , fatty deposits in the blood vessels , atherosclerosis , blood pressure & excess fat deposition all over the body .

The use of Panchkarma can be done strictly under supervision . The panchkarma helps to restore the body doshas & maintains the metabolism . Not all , but some therapies of panchkarma can be done very effectively in the treatment of Hrid – Shula . The Virechana ( purgation ) , Basti ( Enema ) , Hrid Basti , Whole body massage helps a lot . The most basic reason of Cholesterol is treated very effectively with these therapies .

The use of Sattvavajay Chikitsa ( mental support , mental rehabilitation ) is the forefront treatment . It is very necessary to provide mental support for the affected person . The positive approach towards life & health is very important aspect . The calm mind can do this . The use of Shirodhara is the best remedy for this . It soothes the brain & refreshes the mind .

The diet should be appropriate too . The use of green vegetables & leafy vegetables is important to maintain the normal metabolism . Fresh fruits like apple , pomegrante , grapes , papaya , sweet lime etc are beneficial . Cutting down sticky foods like cheese , butter , sweets , sugar contained foods , preserved foods , white bread , saturated fat should be done . Fresh juices of fruits & soups of vegetables do wonders . The use of soup of Bottle Gourd everyday is one of the most important diet for any type of cardiac disease .

SELF CARE TIPS
What can I do to lower my risk of CAD ?

1) Don’t smoke .

2) Limit your alcohol consumption .

3) Control your blood pressure .

4) Daily exercise .

5) Eat a healthy diet . Add foods to your diet that are low in cholesterol and saturated fats , because your body turns saturated fats into cholesterol .

6) Cultivate emotional health & happiness .

Meditation : –

” Meditation ” is one of the best ways to relax , dissolve stress and allow the body to heal . It is often one of the first – line treatment of heart disease in Ayurveda . It calms the mind , nerves and emotions . An extended period of rest or reduced activity , both physical and mental , is recommended . As far as possible try to avoid stress , emotional worries and anxiety . Use Meditation to examine / understand what you really want to do in life . Give up anger , aggression a

nd assertion . Do 10 to 20 minutes of meditation twice a day for the well being .
Various Yoga postures ( Asanas ) and breathing exercises ( Pranayama ) provide benefits . Avoid heavy exercise . Minimize the unwanted travel .
Get plenty of sleep . Ayurveda considers sleep just as important as diet in maintaining the health . Research has linked sleep deprivation to depression , blood pressure problems and other issues that increase the risk of heart disease . Choose calm , restful activities during the evening to help the mind disconnect from the stressful senses . Keep the bedroom activities comfortable and the space clear of the television , computers and work – related materials .

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

Thank You,

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