Monday, 27 August 2012

HEART ATTACK - A SILENT KILLER - NATURAL APPROACH


HEART ATTACK - A SILENT KILLER - NATURAL APPROACH

What Is a Heart Attack?
 A heart attack occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked. If blood flow isn't restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.
Heart attacks are a leading killer of both men and women in the United States. The good news is that excellent treatments are available for heart attacks. These treatments can save lives and prevent disabilities.
Heart attack treatment works best when it's given right after symptoms occur.

 Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs



Heart With Muscle Damage and a Blocked Artery


Classic symptoms of a heart attack may include:
  • chest pain associated with shortness of breath,
  • profuse sweating, and
  • nausea.
The chest pain may be described as tightness, fullness, a pressure, or an ache.
Unfortunately, many people do not have these classic signs. Other signs and symptoms of heart attack may include:
  • indigestion,
  • jaw ache,
  • pain only in the shoulders or arms,
  • shortness of breath, or
  • nausea and vomiting.
This list is not complete, since many times people can experience a heart attack with minimal symptoms. In women and the elderly, heart attack symptoms can be atypical and sometimes so vague they are easily missed. The only complaint may be extreme weakness or fatigue.
Pain may also radiate from the chest to the neck, jaw, shoulder, or back and be associated with shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating.

Heart Disease Warning Signs

Because it can be hard to make sense of possible heart symptoms, doctors warn against ignoring any warning signs, toughing them out, waiting to see if they go away, or being quick to blame them on heartburn, muscle soreness, or other less serious, noncardiac causes. That's especially true for men and people over 65, as well as for people with other cardiac risk factors, such as high cholesterol or blood pressure, obesity, smoking, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease.
First Aid for Heart Attack
Emergency Conditions

© American Institute for Preventive Medicine 



Heart Attack

A heart attack happens when the heart does not get enough blood supply for a period of time. Part or all of the heart muscle dies.


Signs & Symptoms
A heart attack may have warning signs. (See below). It can occur without signs, too. This is called a "silent" heart attack.

Causes

  • The most common cause is one or more blood clots that block an artery in the heart. Often, a blood clot forms in an artery already narrowed by plaque.
  • Having a heart attack in the past increases the risk for another one.
  • Spasms occur in the large coronary artery. This can be triggered by: Heavy physical exertion, such as shoveling snow; exposure to cold; severe emotional stress; and having a heavy meal. These triggers are more likely to affect persons who are not active.
  • Common places a heart attack pain is felt.
  • Cocaine or amphetamine abuse can cause a sudden heart attack. This can happen in persons with no signs of heart disease.
  • Heart Attack Warning Signs
    Common Warning Signs

  • Feeling of pain (may spread to or be felt in the arm, neck, tooth, jaw, or back), tightness, burning, squeezing, or heaviness in the chest. This lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
  • Chest discomfort with:
  • Fainting
  • Feeling lightheaded.
  • Nausea.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Sweating.

  • Other Warning Signs
  • Unusual chest, abdominal, or stomach pain.
  • Dizziness; nausea; trouble breathing; jaw or arm pain without chest pain.
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat or pulse.
  • Sweating for no reason, pale, gray, or clammy skin.

  • Signs More Likely in Women Than Men
  • An uneasy feeling in the chest with: Unexplained or extreme anxiety; unusual fatigue or weakness; fluttering heartbeats; or severe indigestion that doesn't go away with an antacid.

     NATURAL APPROACH TO HEART ATTACK.

    What other names is Terminalia known by?

    Amandier Indien, Amandier Tropical, Arjan des Indes, Arjuna, Axjun Argun, Badamier, Badamier Géant, Baheda, Bahera, Bala Harade, Balera, Behada, Beleric Myrobalan, Belleric Myrobalan, Belliric Myrobalan, Bhibitaki, Bibhitak, Bibitaki, Carambole Marron, Chebulic Myrobalan, Hara, Harad, Harada, Haritaki, He Zi, Hirala, Indian Almond, Kalidruma, Karshaphala, Myrobalan, Myrobolan Bellirique, Myrobolan Chébule, Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia chebulic, Tropical Almond, Vibhitaki.

    What is Terminalia?

    Terminalia is a tree. The bark and fruit are used to make medicine.

    Possibly Effective for...

    • Treating chest pain (angina) after a heart attack, when used with conventional medications.
    • Treating congestive heart failure (CHF), when used with conventional medications.

    How does Terminalia work?

    Terminalia contains ingredients that help stimulate the heart. It might also help the heart by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

    Are there safety concerns?

    Terminalia seems safe when used short-term, for three months or less.

    Do not use terminalia if:
    • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

    Dosing considerations for Terminalia.

    The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

    BY MOUTH:
    • For treating chest pain after a heart attack along with conventional treatments: 500 mg of the powdered bark of Terminalia arjuna every 8 hours daily.
    • For congestive heart failure: 500 mg of the powdered bark of Terminalia arjuna every 8 hours daily.

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