What is ischemic heart disease?
Ischemic heart disease is defined as the recurring chest pain or discomfort in the heart when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood. It develops when the cholesterol particles start accumulating on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. This deposition of particles is called plaques. The arteries become narrow and the decrease in the blood flow reduces the oxygen supply to the heart muscle. It is also called coronary artery disease and coronary heart disease. This can ultimately lead to a heart attack.
What are the causes of ischemic heart disease?
The development of atherosclerosis (plaques) in the heart muscles is the main cause of ischemic heart disease that causes the arteries to become harden and accumulate cholesterol plaques on their walls. If the surface breaks or ruptures, then platelets will clump at the site to try to repair the artery and this blocks the artery which leads to a heart attack.
Ischemic heart disease causes includes early childhood damage or injury to the inner layer of a coronary artery. The damage may be caused by various factors which include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Diabetes or insulin resistance
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Being overweight
What are the symptoms of ischemic heart disease?
Coronary heart disease develops slowly over time and the symptoms may vary in every individual. Some people don’t even know about the disease before they have a heart attack.
The most common symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pain traveling through the body
- Feeling faint
- Cold sweats
- Feeling of indigestion
- Neck pain
- Shortness of breath, especially during activity
- Sleep disturbances
Women are somewhat less likely to experience chest pain than men. Symptoms are more likely to experience:
- Pressure or tightness in the chest
- Abdominal pain
What is the role of Panchakarma for ischemic heart disease treatment?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you panchakarma treatment along with the ayurvedic medicine for ischemic heart disease that increase the efficacy of medicines and fruitful results are seen. The effective panchakarma therapies that are recommended below:
- Patra potli pind sweda: In this therapy medicated leaves are wrapped in a potli and then it is dipped in lukewarm oil. Massage is done with this potli over the whole body for increasing the blood circulation.
- Shashti shali pind sweda: In this procedure, the shashti shali cooked rice is wrapped in a potli. Then dip this potli in lukewarm medicated oil. Do massage over the whole body to increase the blood circulation.
- Uro-vasti: In this procedure, a ring is formed over the chest region, and lukewarm oil is poured in this ring several times with the help of sponge. Massage is done on the chest region with this medicated oil so that the blockage in the heart can be removed.
What is the Ayurvedic treatment for coronary heart disease?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you an Ayurvedic kit known as “Ischemic Heart Disease Care Kit” for the treatment of ischemic heart disease. This kit not only works on the symptoms of the disease but also its root cause. The herbs used in the formulation of this kit are very effective and have been used by our Acharyas since ancient times for the treatment. This kit contains five Ayurvedic formulations named as Detox Premium Powder, Vaat Nashik Vati, Noni Capsule, Trikatu Syrup, and Gokshura capsules.
Description of products:
- Detox Premium Powder:
Detox Premium powder is the formulation prepared from both herbs as well as minerals. It comprises of ingredients like sutshekhar ras, shankh bhasma, kamdudha ras, parval pishti, shukta pishti, giloy satv, etc. These ingredients possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardio-protective, and carminative properties that show effective results in general weakness, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, anxiety, etc. Its regular use treats the symptom associated with ischemic heart disease.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
- Vaat Nashik Vati:
Vaat nashik vati is the herbal formulation that is used to pacify vata dosha and the ingredients present in it are very effective in balancing tridoshas. The ingredients present in it are jahar mohra pishti, abhrak bhasam, giloy, etc. Giloy present in it acts as an immune-modulator that boosts up the body’s immune system. It treats neck pain and also manages the signs and symptoms related to it. It is the best natural treatment for ischemic heart disease.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
- Noni Capsule:
Noni capsules are prepared from the pure and standardized extract of herb Noni (Morinda citrifolia). It is the best-known herb that is good for maintaining the overall health of the heart. It mainly deals with the blockage of arteries in the heart which is the main cause of this ischemic heart disease. The plaque formation is overcome with the regular use of these herbal capsules. It protects the heart and provides strength for its proper functioning.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.
- Trikatu Syrup:
As the name suggests, trikatu syrup is prepared from the herbal extracts of three effective herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). The herbs have been used in Ayurveda for many ages to treat heart-related diseases because it shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, and immuno-modulator properties that protect the heart from diseases. It deals with the general weakness, loss of appetite, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, decreased metabolism, etc related to Ischemic heart disease patients.
Recommended dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily with normal water after meals.
- Gokshura Capsule:
Gokshura capsules contain a standardized and pure extract of herb Gokhru (Tribulus terrestris). This herb is mainly used to remove the blockage of the arteries in the heart. It also acts as a diuretic and treats the signs and symptoms related to ischemic heart disease. Its regular use cures the diseases related to heart, kidneys, gall bladder, etc.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.