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What is Heart Attack ?

Home Remedies for heart-attackHeart attack (or Myocardial infarction) results from the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing heart cells to die. This is most commonly due to occlusion (blockage) of a coronary artery following the rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, which is an unstable collection of lipids (cholesterol and fatty acids) and white blood cells (especially macrophages) in the wall of an artery. The resulting ischemia (restriction in blood supply) and ensuing oxygen shortage, if left untreated for a sufficient period of time, can cause damage or death (infarction) of heart muscle tissue (myocardium)..

Heart Attack Causes:

  1. Heart attack rates are higher in association with intense exertion, be it psychological stress or physical exertion, especially if the exertion is more intense than the individual usually performs.
  2. Acute severe infection, such as pneumonia, can trigger heart attack
  3. Diabetes
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Smoking
  6. Obesity
  7. Stress
  8. Alcohol

Heart Attack Symptoms:

The onset of symptoms in heart attack is usually gradual, over several minutes, and rarely instantaneous:

  1. Chest pain is the most common symptom of acute heart attack and is often described as a sensation of tightness, pressure, or squeezing.
  2. Shortness of breath
  3. Excessive form of sweating, Weakness, Light-headedness, Nausea, Vomiting, and Palpitations.
  4. Loss of consciousness

Heart Attack Prevention :

  1. Keep blood cholesterol levels in check. Everyone adult should know what his or her cholesterol level is.
  2. Eat a well-balanced diet. Avoid eating large amounts of fat and cholesterol in your diet because these can accelerate the progression of hardening and clogging of coronary arteries.
  3. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.
  4. Quitting smoking is the single best lifestyle change you can make.
  5. Increase your physical activity. Start slowly if you need to, but try to reach the goal of at least 30 minutes of endurance exercise 3-5 times a week. Such exercises include walking, swimming, biking, and aerobics.
  6. Lose extra weight. Being overweight puts extra strain on the heart and blood vessels.

Heart Attack Home Remedies:

  1. Amla: Consuming amla daily is the best remedy to avoid heart problems.
  2. Lemon: Lemon consumption daily helps in dissolving the plaques that are formed in the arteries.
  3. Beet: Juice of beet is an effective remedy for treating heard related disorders.
  4. Garlic: Consuming two pieces of garlic everyday in boiled milk is good for your heart care.
  5. Grapes: Grapes juice is highly recommend as it tones up the heart muscles and helps in resolving heart problems.
  6. Apple: Apple is an excellent heart stimulant and it tones up the heart muscles.
  7. Vitamin E: Consuming a good amount of vitamin E in the diet also helps in preventing heart troubles.
  8. Tamarind: Tamarind lowers cholesterol level in the body and helps in promoting healthy heart.
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