While heart disease has many components to it, its primary feature is a physical deterioration of the cardiovascular vessel walls. This can include clogging of the vessels with cholesterol and plaque, damaged areas due to increased pressure, and loss of vessel wall thickness.
The good news is that the majority of cardiovascular disease is preventable, and often reversible, by natural means.
The Ayurvedic approach to heart disease is to identify foundational imbalances that give rise to cardiovascular disease. Ayurveda understands arterial plague to be toxic matter that builds up because the physiology is not able to get rid of it efficiently. The ayurvedic treatment helps to remove impurities and blockages, strengthen digestion, improve metabolism, and restore the body’s natural abilities to detoxify and heal. You’ll go home with individualized recommendations allow you continued you improvement in heart health.
The good news is that cardiovascular disease is mainly a result of unhealthy lifestyle decisions and is therefore preventable, and often reversible, by natural means.
This physical deterioration of cardiovascular vessels predisposes individuals to a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, shortness of breath, palpitations and faintness. Individuals with cardiovascular disease also have heightened risk of serious, life threatening disorders mainly from tissue damage due to poor oxygen supply. The good news is that cardiovascular disease is mainly a result of unhealthy lifestyle decisions and is therefore preventable, and often reversible, by natural means.
Modern medicine now understands cardiovascular disease to be mainly caused by a variety of “risk factors”.
In addition to hereditary factors the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease are:
- Excess stress and over-activation of the “fight or flight” response
- Overweight and inactivity
- Too much saturated and trans fats in the diet
- Sugar intolerance and diabetes
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure and
- Cigarette smoking
Virtually all of these factors are determined by lifestyle issues of diet, exercise, substance abuse, and the amount of health promoting regimens in daily life. It is vital to address cardiovascular disease through lifestyle and prevention.
The Ayurvedic approach to removing the causal imbalances of cardiovascular disease differs markedly from the standard modern medical approach of matching specific drugs to symptoms. Drugs often just eliminate or masks symptoms but do not really cure and heal. Rather, they leave the root imbalances in place and often further deteriorate the body’s natural healing response through the side effects they create. For example, blood pressure, cholesterol reducing, and anti-anxiety medications provide only temporary improvement, as the risk factor or symptom promptly returns if the medication is discontinued.