Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a type of heart disease. A healthy heart is very important for a healthy life. So, it is important that there is a suitable treatment for this. Ayurveda is the best treatment because it involves the management of the disease along with dietary and lifestyle guidelines. Thus here are herbs and herbal remedies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Planet Ayurveda earned its name for providing the best quality herbal formulations.
What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a heart disease in which heart muscles get affected. It causes the abnormal thickening in the heart muscle, stiffness in left ventricular and cellular adaptation/changes. This makes the heart unable to pump blood effectively. The predominance of HCM in the overall population worldwide (1 in 500 adults) is 0.2%, evaluated by echocardiography studies. From morphological data, it is found that HCM occurs in approximately 25% of first-degree relatives of patients (1). HCM is more common in men than women but the condition is autosomal dominant, genetic inheritance, so it does not follow sex prediction.
What are the Causes of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually an inherited condition and is caused by abnormal gene mutations that result in the heart muscle becoming abnormally thick. HCM may develop over time due to aging and hypertension. It can be a complication of some diseases like diabetes and thyroid.
What are the Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?
Many people with HCM have no appearance of symptoms or they have only minor symptoms. May other people develop symptoms that progress and impair cardiac function.
- Breathlessness (dyspnea), especially during heavy activities and exercise
- Chest pain usually with exercise or physical activity but sometimes also while resting.
- Fainting, especially during exercise or exhaustion
- Heart Palpitations
- Heart murmur (Puffing, or hoarse sound during a heartbeat)
What are the Complication Associated with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?
Many people suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) do not experience significant health problems. But some people may experience some complications such as atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death, obstructed blood flow, dilated cardiomyopathy, Mitral valve problems, and Heart failure.
How to Diagnose Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?
Diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy depends on family history and symptoms, including the medical history and results of the echocardiogram. Based on symptoms exercise stress test is also done. Other tests are blood test, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, cardiac catheterization, MRI and CT scan.
Ayurvedic Aspect of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?
According to Ayurveda, this disease comes under HridyaRoga. Basically rasa, rakta and Mamsadhatu get vitiated in this disease. Where the heart muscles are structurally affected and also make the heart to pump less.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?
Ayurveda provides herbs, herbal remedies, and treatments with proper guidance for a healthy diet and lifestyle. It not only manages diseases through medicines but also pays proper attention to overall well being. Therefore, the following are herbs, herbal remedies, and lifestyle and dietary guidelines for people suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The following herbs are individually sufficient for a healthy heart but together as an herbal formulation also has a positive effect on the heart. The best herbal formulations are provided by Planet Ayurveda.
Herbs for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Gotu kola
- Arjuna:It has antioxidant cardiovascular properties (2). It also gives hypolipidemic, anti-ischemic and antiatherogenic activities.
- Ashwagandha: It is known as Rasayan, which promotes health (3). It reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels and supports heart health.
- Gotu kola:It possesses anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, and memory-enhancing properties.
- Brahmi:It possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, anticonvulsant and bronchodilator properties.
- Shankhpushpi:It has anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and nootropic actions, etc.
Herbal Remedies for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedies for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It includes Total Heart Support Capsules, Arjuna Capsules, Gotu kola Capsules, Curucmin Capsules, Sidh makarDhwaj Tablets. These products are 100% pure and free from chemicals, preservatives, thus effective and safe for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
1.Total Heart Support
Ingredients :Total heart support of Planet Ayurveda prepared from Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).
Benefits: These herbs are beneficial for heart health. In combination in this formulation gives synergistic effects Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Arjuna is the major ingredient, which is useful for controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body. Brahmi is a beneficial herb to maintain a healthy blood pressure level in the body and is very helpful to promote heart health. Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities and supports the heart muscles.
Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.
2. Arjuna Capsules
Ingredient: Arjuna capsules are formulated by the standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).
Benefits: It helps to maintain the balance in Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha in the body. This herb is rich in antioxidants which help to maintain a healthy level of cholesterol and blood pressure in the body. Arjuna capsules are very effective in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It is also useful in relieving the symptoms of other heart conditions like coronary artery diseases, myocardial infarction, congestive heart disease, etc.
Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times daily with plain water after one hour of meals.
3. Gotu Kola Capsules
Ingredient: Gotu kola capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared by standardized herbal extracts of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica).
Benefits: It possesses anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, etc. properties. Thus these capsules are effective in the treatment Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and also in other heart disease coronary heart diseases and atherosclerosis, etc.
Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.
4. Curcumin Capsules
Ingredients: Curcumin capsules contain high-quality Curcumin (Curcuma longa) which is an active compound of turmeric.
Benefits: Curcumin possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-thrombotic, anti-proliferative properties and also reduces the serum cholesterol level which makes Curcumin capsules effective in heart diseases like Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.
5. Siddha Makardhwaj
Ingredients: These tablets contain Parada (Purified and processed Mercury), Gandhaka (Purified and processed Sulphur), SwarnaBhasma (Gold Bhasma).
Benefits: Siddha Makardhwaj is used in the treatment of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It has rejuvenating and anti-aging property. It is also used in aphrodisiac and convalescent therapy.
Dosage– 1 tablet once a day after meal.
- Do the regular physical exercise as recommended by the doctor like walking and biking in moderation. Avoid heavy exercise, weight lifting, and aggressive sports.
- Regular monitors blood pressure and sugar levels as they cause HCM.
- Manage your stress as it can increase blood pressure and then increase the risk of HCM.
- Keep yourself hydrated and drink water throughout the day
- Avoid smoking as it can worsen the HCM.
- Avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol.
A healthy diet can boost heart health. A heart-healthy diet involves a variety of fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains, and lean meats and fish.
1. Fruits and Vegetables
Eat fruits and vegetables most preferably in fresh, natural state, you may take in raw, boiled and steamed form. Carbohydrates are good for people with HCM.
2. Intake of Proteins
The good sources of proteins are nuts, soy, beans, legumes, fish, tofu, egg whites, etc.
3. Intake of Unsaturated Fats
The good sources of Unsaturated Fats are avocados, olives, peanut butter and peanut oil, fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, nuts and seeds, such as peanuts, almonds, etc.
From complete information, it has been concluded that Ayurveda provides that type of treatment which can naturally take the responsibility of taking care of your overall health. So, people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can go for Ayurvedic treatment for a healthy heart and Planet Ayurveda for the best Ayurvedic treatment as they provide 100% pure herbal products.
Question: Is Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HCM) life-threatening?
Answer: Yes, it may be life-threatening because it can cause arrhythmia i.e. abnormal heart rhythms.
Question: What does the thickening of the heart muscle mean?
Answer: In HCM, the heart muscle becomes thick and the heart is unable to pump blood.
Question: Does HCM worsen with age?
Answer:Yes, some people have no symptoms of HCM before, but some people have severe symptoms and some people find that their symptoms worsen in later life.
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