Ayurvedic Treatment of Angina Pectoris - Medicines, Home Remedies and Diet Charts
Angina pectoris is the name for a clinical syndrome rather than a disease but its very life threatening aspect. It is also known as stable angina and doctor's intervetion is very important. The term is used to describe discomfort or chest pain when the muscle cells of the heart don't get enough blood to properly carry out their pumping function and as you can see here - its of fatal type vitiation which requires immediate medical attention. It is likely to occur when the coronary blood flow is less than is required and as blood is very vital for our survival so emergency cant be ignore here. Symptoms include pain in the chest radiating to the left arm, breathlessness, palpitation, sweating, nausea, dizziness or fainting, heaviness or tightness in the chest or upper abdomen and all these signs are highly misleading on many ways. You are welcome to contact Nakra Ayurveda Hospitals and Herbals Pvt Ltd to avail our Free Online Ayurveda Consultation for Angina pectoris.
Causes of Angina Pectoris
In most cases, angina pectoris is caused due to the thickening of arteries that supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to the heart (coronary atherosclerosis) so all dietary intake is highly vital and we must watch our dietary intake very closely. This happens when plaques or fatty deposits narrow the arteries over time and reduce blood flow to the heart which can be life threatening in the time to come.
Symptoms may appear at times when the heart needs more blood supply such as during physical, mental and emotional exertion so any associated sign must be watched closely. When the heart tries to pump faster to need the body increased demand for oxygen, the narrow arteries struggle to keep and it forms the basis of all heart attacks. In the meantime the heart receives too little oxygen causing chest pain and this can be very severe at times.
Some chief causes of angina pectoris may include smoking, sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure, high blood fats or high cholesterol, diabetes and family history of ischemic heart disease so anyone with these factors as positive must be very cautious always.
- Chest pain which can be quite severe
- Referred pains in arm, shoulder, neck & jaw and all these are interelated
- Shortness of breath and this must never be ignored
- Lightheadedness which can be quite depressing at times
- Sweating profusely
- Rapid or irregular heart beat leading to bouts of anxiety
Ayurvedic Angina Pectoris Treatment
Angina pectoris is due to aggravated kapha dosha and its the prime culprit here. Kaphais an Ayurvedic humor, which is dense, heavy, firm, stable, slow, thick, sticky, wet, clear and cold in nature and all these are its basic properties. Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body so its very vital for our physiology as a whole. It controls weight and formation of all the seven tissues - nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues and thus must be treated with accordingly as per dietary protocols of varied nature. Kapha (in a balanced state) gives nourishment to these tissues through various micro channels and its this way cellular physiology is governed in body.
However, aggravated kapha leads to production of toxins (ama) in the body and as always explained in our messages - AMA is the root cause of all ailments. These toxins are heavy and dense in nature and when they accumulate in the weaker channels of the body they cause blockage of these channels leading to so many illnesses out of whom angina is one of those fatal ones. In angina pectoris, ama accumulates in the hridhya vahi channels (heart channels) and cause blockage and thats why heart is the sufferer here. Again, due to the blockage of heart channels vata dosha is aggravated and it makes this illness of fatal nature type. Vata is an Ayurvedic humour which symbolizes air or wind nd its the basic characteristics. It is dry, mobile, cool and subtle in nature so must never be ignored in diagnosis. Pain is also a symptom of aggravated vata dosha and thats why patients feel pain.
Ayurvedic treatment consists of restoring the digestive fire, eliminating toxins from the body, pacifying the vitiated body energies and toning the heart and thus its holistic health benefits as a whole. Diet and regimen adjustments are also advised, emphasis being placed on the avoidance of stress and emotional anxiety so patient must not take any of these signs lightly and rather lay maximum emphasis on dietary protocols. Tension at the mental level must always be addressed when disorders of the heart are present so a cool and calm mind is very much essential here.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice for Patients of Angina Pectoris
- Ayurvedic treatment of angina pectoris begins with the corrections in diet, lifestyle and activities and all these three are the pillars of treatment protocol. The purpose of the right diet in this condition is to maintain correct body weight and reduce risk factors so a normal cellular physiology be enabled at all levels. Patients are recommended fat-free or low fat diet that includes 25-30 percent of your total calorie intake so the probability of any plaque build-up is reduced to minimal levels. Reduce saturated fats and carbohydrates in the diet because it increases risk and thus patient stays in a safer zone always. A low-salt diet and cutting down of coffee and tea is also advised so all risk factors are substantially reduced.
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