Homoeopathy for circulatory system / Heart Health
- Circulatory system is finely tuned, to carry oxygen, nutrients, electrolytes and hormones throughout your body. Heart Blockages and other diseases can affect the heart’s output or muscle pump and can lead to stroke or other ailments.
- Common risk factors include Lack of exercise, being overweight, smoking, alcohol abuse, high level of stress & dietary errors. Family history of heart disease, hypertension and associated other metabolic diseases makes a person vulnerable to a host of illnesses.
Circulatory system diseases:
- High blood pressure
- Atherosclerotic changes or plaque deposition in the vessels, causing coronary artery blockades.
- Heart attacks
- Heart failures
- Strokes happen when a blood clot blocks an artery in the brain and causes tissue damage, which is irreversible.
- Deep vein thrombosis: when plaque formation happens in the vessels of lower extremities causing pain & cramping in the leg.
- Cold hands & feet (Raynaud’s disease)
The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body. This steady flow carries with it oxygen, fuel, hormones, other compounds, and a host of essential cells. It also whisks away the waste products of metabolism. When the heart stops, essential functions fail, some almost instantly.
Given the heart’s never-ending workload, it’s a wonder it performs so well, for so long, for so many people. But it can also fail, brought down by a poor diet and lack of exercise, smoking, infection, unlucky genes, and more.
A key problem is atherosclerosis. This is the accumulation of pockets of cholesterol-rich gunk inside the arteries. These pockets, called plaque, can limit blood flow through arteries that nourish the heart — the coronary arteries — and other arteries throughout the body. When a plaque breaks apart, it can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Although many people develop some form of cardiovascular disease (a catch-all term for all of the diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels) as they get older, it isn’t inevitable. A healthy lifestyle, especially when started at a young age, goes a long way to preventing cardiovascular disease. Lifestyle changes and medications can nip heart-harming trends, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, in the bud before they cause damage. And a variety of medications, operations, and devices can help support the heart if damage occurs.