LV (Left Ventricular) Hypertrophy or Cardiac Hypertrophy, is the most common in people, who have uncontrolled High Blood Pressure. LV (Left Ventricular) Hypertrophy leads to the risk of heart attack and stroke. This is an enlargement as well as thickening of the main pumping chamber of the heart wall known as the left ventricle. Also defined as an increase in the size and weight of myocardium. Due to high blood pressure, the left ventricle has to work harder. As the increased workload, the wall thickens. As a result, the enlarged or thickened heart muscle loses its elasticity and gradually fails to pump.
The basic factors leading to left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy of the myocardial fibers are not yet known. In response to stress, stretching of myocardial fibers induces the cells to increase in length.
Other factors, causing this disorder may include anorexia and the influence of certain hormones such as catecholamines and pituitary growth hormones.
Women with hypertension are more prone to this disease. Genetic conditions are also associated with left ventricular hypertrophy. Hypertension and diabetes are two major factors that cause this disorder.
Major Symptoms of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Left ventricular hypertrophy is the condition, that starts gradually. During the early stages of the disease you may experience no sign and symptoms, especially during the early stage:
- During exercise, the patient feels chest pain
- Dizziness and sudden fainting
- The sensation of rapid heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive fatigue
What are the Causes of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy?
The most common causes that are responsible for left ventricular hypertrophy are-
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Diabetes (Type 2 diabetes)
- Aortic Valve Stenosis: The narrowing of the aortic valve, that separates the left ventricle from the large blood vessel aorta. The stenosis of the aortic valve makes the left ventricle to work harder in pumping blood.
- Mitral insufficiency
- Occlusive coronary artery disease
- Congenital anomalies like patent ductus arteriosus
- Arteriovenous fistula.
What are the Complications of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy?
- Insufficient blood supply to the heart.
- Enlargement of the aorta i.e. aortic dilation.
- Irregular, rapid heartbeat (palpitation) that decreases the blood flow to the body.
Treatment of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
In modern medicine, there are various medicines such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers are prescribed, but these have severe side effects, as well as they don’t remove the root cause of the disease.
Herbal Treatment for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy by Planet Ayurveda
Nature has gifted us with so many medicinal herbs with immense benefits. Natural herbs that have medicinal value and focuses on the prevention and treating the underlying problems, and not just the symptoms. Moreover, the Ayurvedic system of medicines is older than modern medicine. Planet Ayurveda provides you an amazing and best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Heart Care Pack for the management of heart diseases. This herbal pack contains Arjuna capsules, Arjuna tea, and Total heart support capsules.
Heart Care Pack prepared by herbal remedies for LV hypertrophy, do not cause any side effects. These herbal remedies are prescribed by our renowned Dr. Vikram Chauhan. All three herbal supplements have tremendous excellence in supporting heart health. Heart Care Pack prepared by pure extract of the herbs by following Ayurveda’s principles. These are 100% natural and vegetarian. Our products are prepared under the supervision of our MD Ayurveda doctors. These formulations are free from chemicals and preservatives.
Heart Care Pack Of Planet Ayurveda Consists Of:
- Arjuna Capsules
- Arjuna Tea
- Total Health Support
1. Arjuna Capsules
Arjuna Capsules from the house of Planet Ayurveda, are prepared from Terminalia arjuna bark extract, is a pure standardized extract. The natural chemical constituents of Arjuna bark are Arjun acid, ellagic acid, gallic acid, tannin, saponins, flavonoids, terminal acid, and various glycosides, also possesses some minerals. Because of its natural chemical constituents, it has anti-oxidants properties and therefore is widely used in Ayurvedic practice. Arjuna Bark of the tree has hypotensive effects,as it helps to regulate normal coronary artery blood flow. Arjuna capsules also bring down high cholesterol levels and also regulate high triglyceride levels. It also prevents from Ischemic damage or heart failure. Arjuna capsules have diuretic properties and also lowers down the high blood pressure.
This herbal formulation also helps to maintain normal insulin production in the body. This helps to pacify vitiated doshas in the body.
Dosage- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
2. Arjuna Tea
Arjuna tea has immense benefits. This herbal tea not only lowers high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels but also strengthens the heart muscles. It contains natural flavonoids, cardiac glycosides and rich in natural coenzyme q10. This Coenzyme -Q makes it a very effective tea in treating all heart disorders.
It is quite effective tea for heart muscles and is caffeine-free herbal tea. It is very effective in treating Left Ventricular Hypertrophy because it strengthens the heart muscles. Itis very healthy and delicious and makes it easy to consume.
According to Ayurveda principles, Arjuna has been used for treating heart disorders from the last1000 years. This Arjuna tea also fights with various heart conditions, like coronary heart disease or cognitive failure. Major ingredients used to prepare this herbal tea are arjuna, punarnava, chotielachi, pippaltwak and dalchini. Punarnava is a diuretic herb and all the herbs are cardioprotective in nature.
Dosage – 2 cups, two times a day.
3. Total Heart Support
Total heart support capsules of Planet Ayurveda are one of the amazing herbs for heart disease, are prepared with Arjuna bark extract, Ashwagandha extract, and the extract of Brahmi and Shankhpushpi. Their pure standardized extract is being used to prepare Total heart support capsules. These capsules improve heart functions and lowering high blood pressure. These herbs have the efficacy to balance Vata and Pitta doshas in the body. Vata and Pitta doshas are responsible for nervousness, stress, anxiety and various heart ailments. Total heart support capsules are very effective in high cholesterol, breathlessness, myocardial infarction. This formulation from the house also detoxifies the blockage of the arteries. This herb Brahmi is a stress reliever in today’s life.
Dosage- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
Other Preventive Measures
- Avoid smoking and alcohol intake.
- Monitor your diabetes and hypertension properly.
- Make a regular schedule for physical exercise or movements.
- Make a healthy diet, avoid salty, fried, packed, heavy meals and carbonated drinks.