HEALTHY HEART, HAPPY SOUL

October 6, 2016

"HEART", the vital and most essential part and organ of our body.  Its the busiest of all, working 24*7 all our life and has the most important and crucial role to play .

 

Anatomically it is described as a pump like organ of blood circulation, composed mainly of rhythmically contractile smooth muscle, located in the chest between the lungs and slightly to the left and consisting of four chambers.

 

 

In this modern lifestyle, HEART the most essential and core part has been taken for granted and its health has been ignored. Heart needs a lot of care. Heart is very much required to fulfill various bodily needs by pumping blood in the body by which every organ of the body gets its nourishment. It is a vital organ of the body and any minor disturbance in the heart may lead to the various complications or even death. 

Males are more prone to heart related problems as compared to females.

 

                                                                     TYPES

Due to many reasons the functioning of the heart is affected :

  •  The walls of the arteries in the heart become thick and stiff because of the build up fatty deposits. The fatty deposits are called plaques.  When this happens, the flow of blood is restricted - known as coronary artery disease OR Atherosclerosis .

  • when the heart’s supply of blood is stopped -A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs .

  • When the heart muscles get infected/spastic - cardiomyopathy.

  • Due to the bacterial attack and the infection caused by them leads to the inflammatory diseases.

                                                 

 CAUSE OF HEART PROBLEMS

  • Hypertension - Blood pressure is one of the leading cause of heart problems.

  • Deficiency of vitamin B

  • Over weight or obesity

  • Blood clot formation which is also known as thrombosis.

  • Hardening of blood vessels- Due to Ageing, Stress, Smoking, Pollution.

  • Leading sedentary life style.

  • Abnormal cholesterol metabolism.

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Irregular pulse.

  • Palpitations or excessive fatigue.

  • Chest heaviness and chest pain after some walking.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Abdominal swelling

  • Reduced appetite / weight loss.

  • Nausea , vomiting.

  • Frequent coughing.

 

WAYS TO KEEP HEART HAPPY

  • Improving the lifestyle.

  • Regular exercise to keep heart young, preventing it to age.

  • A good and balanced nutritious diet including consuming green vegetables. 

  • Keeping the cholesterol level to normal. 

  • Say NO to smoking and consuming excess alcohol.

  • Always keep a check on the disease like diabetes and hypertension as these two are the major culprits in causing heart related troubles.

 

SOME HOME HEART CARE REMEDIES

  • Consuming amla daily is the best remedy to avoid heart problems.

  • Lemon consumption helps in dissolving the plaques that are formed in the arteries.

  • Juice of beet is an effective remedy for treating heard related disorders.

  • Consuming two pieces of garlic everyday in boiled milk is good for total heart care.

  • Intake of parsley tea helps in preventing heart troubles

  • Grapes juice is highly recommend as it tones up the heart muscles and helps in resolving heart problems.

  • Apple is an excellent heart stimulant and it tones up the heart muscles.

  • Consuming a good amount of vitamin E in the diet also helps in preventing heart troubles.

  • Salt intake should be checked.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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