Heart Care Ayurveda
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This is presentation by Dr. Gayatridevi on Heart Care Ayurveda.
- 1. Heart care-Ayurveda Dr. Gayatridevi Ayurvedic Consultant
- 2. What is heart?
- A fist shaped organ located in the left side of the chest
- A miraculous organ that beats 70 times in a minute in adults.
- Starts beating from 23 days age of intra uterine lifeand keeps beating until.
- It beats 1,00,000 times a day and 2.5 billion times in life time (on average)
- 3. What it does?
- Circulates oxygen rich blood to each and every cell of our body.
- Right sidecollects oxygen poor blood from the body and sends to lungs to get more oxygen and get rid off carbon di oxide.
- Left heart receives oxygen rich blood from the lungs & re circulates it to the muscles and organs.
- 4. Why does it break?
- Coronary arteries supply oxygenated blood to heart muscles.
- Any block in the arteries chest pain/ death depending upon the block level.
- 5. Block!! Why?
- Fats get deposited in the inner walls of the arteries-called plaques.
- Plaques are combination of
- Proteins and scar like tissues.
- 6. Risk factors
- 7. Fixed factors
- Gender-men more prone than pre menopausal women.
- Agemore prone after 45 years
- EthnicityIndians are in the list of prone groups
- 8. Inherited factors
- Chances high if there is family history of first degree relative with coronary heart disease
- One parent has CHD- 50% chance that the child might get CHD
- 9. Medical factors
- Peripheral artery disease
- 10. Life style factors
- 11. Smoking
- lowers bodys natural anti oxidants,
- make the arterial walls more prone to plaque and rupture,
- Increases the tendency of blood to clot CHD, heart attack and stroke
- 12. Weight control
- BMI- higher than 25 increases risk
- Waist circumference-more than 40 inches in men, 35 inches in women-increase the risk
- 13. Exercise
- Regular, vigorous exercise-prevents CHD
- Regular exercise can put you on a road to cure
- 14. Stress
- Stress increases blood pressure and heart rate.
- Stress is a risk factor for CHD
- Learn to handle stress betterthrough breathing techniques, meditation or exercise
- 15. What Ayurveda says
- 16. Causative factors
- Sarira karanascertain health problems like fevers, ama sandharana (rheumatism), mada (intoxication with alcohol), vega dharana (suppression of natural urges), bashpa nigrahana (suppressing tears)
- Manasika karanascinta (worry), bhaya/trasa (fear or frightening)
- Vihara karanasvyayama (exercise), srama(strain), gurubhara vahana (carrying heavy weights)
- 17. Prevention of Heart diseases Ayurvedic care
- 1. Nidana parivarjanam-avoid the causative factors.
- 18. Ahara
- Have old rice, green gram, barley, meet of animals with less fat, horse gram, snake gourd, bitter gourd, ash gourd, butter milk of goat and sheep, old jaggery in regular diet
- Have more vegetables and fruits-high fibre diet reduces the risk
- Large quantities of onion and garlic decrease blood lipids and glucose, increase clot dissolution
- Limit coffee consumptioncoffee increases-BP, LDL cholesterol, TG and heart disease
- Stop alcohol consumption-alcohol increases blood pressure, weakens heart muscle, increases TG.
- Limit salt intake-kidney conserves sodium, excess salt in diet increases hypertension
- Can have fish-helpful in reducing the risk
- Reduce saturated fats, small quantity of home made pure ghee is good anti oxidant.
- 19. Vihara
- Snehabhyanga (oil massage) & sweda (steaming) improve circulation.
- Regular exercisethe harder you work the stronger your heart muscle gets, controls triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol)
- Regular practice of Yoga-regulates heart rate, controls hypertension, reduces stress prevents CHD
- 20. Swasthavritta
- Follow the dinacharya/ daily routine properly-to maintain healthy body
- 21. Sadvritta
- Follow the mental discipline to have a healthy mind to have a healthy body.
- 22. Herbs to reduce cholesterol
- 23. Herbs to reduce hypertension
- 24. Herbs for stress
- 25. Herbs for heart
- 26. Thank you