Monday, October 19, 2020

Heart Disease Causes, Symptoms & Treatments


Heart disease is a collective term used to refer to a number of ailments and complications that affect the heart. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in several countries.

Who Can Get Heart Disease?

Heart disease can develop in anyone ranging from an infant who has just been born to the oldest adult. Infants are normally born with heart complications. Heart disease, generally, is common amongst adults. It is very rare among youths and children because at this age they are very active thus reducing their chances of getting the disease. Children who are obese and excessively consume junk foods are at a higher risk of getting the disease.


Heart disease is caused by a combination of factors. A group of factors acting in tandem increase the chances of getting a heart disease. Certain factors are more likely to contribute to a heart disease than others. Hypertension for example can increase your chances of getting a heart disease high blood pressure varies with age. Cholesterol level in the blood is also a determinant of heart disease. There is an organ in the body that is responsible for the production of cholesterol according to the bodies needs. However, most of the cholesterol that causes heart complications is not caused by the cholesterol produced naturally by the body. It is caused by the cholesterol found in foods that we eat.

A person who is diabetic also has high chances of suffering from a heart disease. Various races have different chances of suffering from diabetes. Some races have higher chances of suffering from the disease than others. Diabetic patients normally suffer from fatal heart diseases. Diabetes needs constant monitoring of blood sugar levels to ensure that it doesn’t get out of hand

Physical inactivity as well as smoking increases the chances of getting a heart disease. Heart disease can also be inherited from a family member usually the parents. Thus if your parents suffered from a heart disease then chances are that you might also suffer the same condition.

Other factors that may cause heart disease are age, consumption of excessive alcohol, stress, birth control pills as well as sex hormones.


Early stages of heart disease do not normally exhibit symptoms. Advanced heart disease on the other hand, exhibit symptoms such as chest pains, nausea. Too much sweating and sudden coldness are some of the other symptoms of heart disease.

Over the Counter Treatment

Several drugs exist for treatment of heart diseases. These medicines are taken strictly on prescription basis. They include drugs that reduce blood pressure among others. There are also drugs that reduce the pressure on blood levels.

Alternative Treatments

Alternative medicine for heart disease is simply changing of diet and our lifestyles. We should stop taking junk food and other processed foods that have high levels of cholesterol. Taking foods that are rich in vitamin E reduces the risk of heart disease and other related heart complications. This has been scientifically proven by medical researchers.


  1. Ching

    Palsy may be one of the most worrying diseases as a person’s getting older. Too many people are easily found to become abruptly the slave under its influence. Palsy is not a disease that strikes without warning. It can surely be protected when its foreboding symptoms are diagnosed and treated properly. Among those, muscle cramp should mainly be the concern. All the parts of body can be under its influence; however, when it occurs on the first and second fingers, it should be medically treated.

    Followings are other foreboding symptoms of palsy: (1) when it feels like worms are crawling on the body; (2) when the one side of arm or leg gets numbed and helpless; (3) when it feels something attached on the hair; (4) frequent vertigo and distraction; (5) ear ringing, etc.

    In medical perspective, the causes of palsy are heart disease, hypertension, hypotension, (cerebral) arteriosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, high level of cholesterol, etc.

    In terms of oriental medicine, followings are its causes: the imbalance of internal organs and bowels, the factors of physical constitution, the decline of immunity and the disorder in the seven emotions(joy- anger-, melancholy-, anxiety-, grief- fear- and terror-). These make heat in the body, and when unattended for so long a time, it turns into palsy.

    Palsy may also be caused by wind and coldness from outside the body. When the ‘wind evil’ is stagnated in the meridian, the circulation of ‘ki & blood’ gets severely blocked from it. Dampness develops to congested phlegm; phlegm makes heat; heat becomes palsy. When the eyes sometimes are twitching, it is also the light type of palsy due to the heat in the liver.

  2. Frank.

    For now, I don’t think there’s evidence to support the use of chelation therapy to treat or reverse coronary artery disease. Results from a large study looking at the safety and effectiveness of EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) chelation in people who’ve had a heart attack are expected in about two years. Previous findings suggesting that chelation is effective have been from small or poorly designed studies, while other research has shown little benefit.

    Chelation is an accepted treatment for heavy metal poisoning. EDTA, a manmade amino acid, is given intravenously, and this chelating agent can latch onto mercury or lead, forming a compound that can help remove these toxins from the blood. Based on similar principles, some alternative practitioners are promoting the use of chelation to treat cardiovascular problems rather than doing angioplasty to unblock clogged arteries or bypass surgery. Patients get weekly intravenous infusions of EDTA, which supposedly binds to calcium within arterial plaque, so the mineral can be excreted in urine, plaque is broken up, and arteries are cleared. But there’s not good evidence to substantiate these theories.

    Thirty or more weekly chelation sessions may be needed, each lasting two to four hours, making this an expensive and time-consuming treatment. Plus, the patient may be given many supplements, including high doses of antioxidants, which some experts suggest is the main reason why a person may benefit from chelation. The treatment must be administered by a trained health professional and can have side effects ranging from nausea to allergic reactions to seizures. (Oral chelation supplements appear to be a waste of money.) Until more is known, I’d encourage patients with atherosclerosis and circulatory problems to seek out other, proven treatment approaches instead.

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