CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque build-up in the wall of the coronary arteries.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • CAUSES OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • TREATMENTS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • PROGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE    AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • YOGA FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  
  • RESEARCH WORKS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

The symptoms of coronary artery disease are mild in the early stage like chest discomfort or shortness of breath associated with physical activities. The symptoms of a heart attack include;

  • Pain in the chest (angina)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

CAUSES OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

Risk factors for developing coronary artery disease are;

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  •  Sedentary lifestyle
  • High stress

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

Due to the above-mentioned causes plaque build-up in the wall of coronary arteries. Plaque is made up of cholesterol deposits. Plaque buildup causes narrowing of coronary arteries (atherosclerosis) and leads to the blockage of blood supply to the heart muscle.

DIAGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  1. EXAMINATIONS

Auscultation – listening to the chest with a stethoscope.

  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • X – rays
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Exercise stress test
  • Coronary angiogram

TREATMENTS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Treatment for underlying pathology
  • Surgical procedures to restore the blood flow to the heart
  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes

PROGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Coronary artery disease is a treatable disease but can’t be cured.

COMPLICATIONS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE     

  • Heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Arrhythmias

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, coronary artery disease is interpreted as kapha –vata predominant sannipataja hridroga.
  • Ayurveda has several formulations to treat this condition and is in practice with proven efficacy.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Improper food and regimens – virudha ahara and vihara
  • Rakta Dhatu dushti
  • Rasa dhatu dushti
  • Agnimandya
  • Sthoulya
  • Prameha

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath on exertion

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Agnimandya leads to the formation of ama and dhatu agni mandya leads to impaired dhatu parinama and rasadhushti causes upalepatwa and sanga (obstruction) in the arteries which hamper vyana vayu leading to hridroga.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Shortness of breath on exertion – swasa rodha
  • Fatigue – klama
  • Palpitation – hridrava
  • Pain in the chest-  vedana in uras
  • Sweating – sweda udgama

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable in most the cases

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

The following treatments are adopted:

  • Treatment of agnimandya
  • Treatment of vyanavata dushti
  • Treatment of hridroga
  • Treatment of prameha
  • Treatment of sthoulya

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Practice mild daily exercises
  • Proper rest

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Avoid food items that produce kapha, vata dosha imbalance like cold, sweet and dry food, hard to digest. Because kapha, vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid heavy exercises

YOGA FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE  

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – relieves mental stress

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

RESEARCH WORKS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

  1. A Prospective Trial of Ayurveda for Coronary Heart Disease: A Pilot Study

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26393992/

  • The effect of lasunairandadi kashaya in managing coronary artery disease as an add on therapy – a case study

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333519574_THE_EFFECT_OF_LASUNAIRANDADI_KASHAYA_IN_MANAGING_CORONARY_ARTERY_DISEASE_AS_AN_ADD_ON_THERAPY_A_CASE_STUDY

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