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Heart attack is one of the major causes of mortality worldwide, accounting for almost 25 to 30% of deaths in most developed countries. It is mainly caused due to a blockage in coronary arteries (arteries that supply blood to the heart). The blockage may occur suddenly due to a blood clot or spasm in the arteries or it could occur due to a gradual narrowing down of arteries due to deposition of fat (atherosclerosis).

Here is the complete detail about the treatment of heart disease.

The major risk factors that can cause heart attack are obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol levels and a family history of heart disease.

The common symptom of heart attack is pain in the chest which may radiate to the jaw or arm. Other associated symptoms include shortness of breath, sweating, nausea and pain that worsens on exertion.

Homeopathy is mind-body medicine that works on the individual’s overall personality as well as specific symptoms. It aids the patient in relaxing both physically and mentally thus helping alleviate most of the risk factors for heart problems. Homeopathic medicines also assist in the treatment of heart diseases and in strengthening heart muscles to prevent heart attack. Based on the totality of symptoms, homeopathic remedies like nux vomica, glonoine, lachesis, sepia, cactus, kalmia, and naja are used to provide relief to heart attack patients.

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  1. Homeopathic medicines for heart attack
  2. Dietary and lifestyle changes for heart attack patient as per homeopathy
  3. How effective are homeopathic medicines and treatments for heart attack
  4. Side effects and risks of homeopathic medicine and treatments for heart attack
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Homeopathic medicine, treatment and remedies for Heart Attack
  • Aconitum Napellus
    Common Name:
    Monkshood
    Symptoms: Patients who benefit from this remedy experience some of the following symptoms:
    • Severe pain that extends from the heart to the left arm
    • Rapid pulse (tachycardia)
    • Loud heartbeats due to anxiety which increase on walking
    • Anxiety so severe that the person fears of dropping dead while moving
    • Pulsations in the arteries of the head and neck that are felt even while sitting
    • Stitching, lancinating pain in the chest, which is worse when standing
  • Arnica Montana
    Common Name:
    Leopard’s bane
    Symptoms: Patients who benefit from this remedy have some of the following symptoms:
    • Severe strain to heart muscles, which can lead to thickening of heart muscle (hypertrophy)
    • Swelling of hand due to exertion
    • Feeling as if the heart is tightly grasped by a hand
    • Chest feels sore and bruised, making the person feel uncomfortable even with the touch of a cloth
    • Heart attack due to exertion
    • Chest pain extending to the left arm
    • Feeble, irregular pulse
    • Such individuals do not prefer too many people around and keep mentioning that they are fine
  • Cactus Grandiflorus 
    Common Name: Night-blooming cereus
    Symptoms: This remedy is extremely beneficial in all types of cardiac complaints and is especially suited to people who have a tendency for blood clots. Patients who benefit from this remedy have some of the following symptoms:               
    • Sensation of constriction of the heart as if by an iron band or a cage
    • Heart attack in people who smoke
    • Pain in the chest region (angina pectoris)
    • Cold sweat and suffocation
    • Symptoms like chest pain come slowly, increase gradually and subside slowly
    • Symptoms that are worse at 11 am and 11 pm
    • Symptoms get aggravated by walking and climbing stairs
    • Symptoms reduce after eating and sometimes with music
  • Digitalis Purpurae
    Common Name:
    Foxglove
    Symptoms: Patients who benefit from this remedy report some of the following symptoms:     
    • Sensation as if the heart has suddenly stopped working
    • Violent palpitations that are felt even with the slightest movement
    • Slow, irregular pulse that is not equal in both arms
    • Swelling of the heart muscle and tissue, as in pericarditis
    • Heart failure following fever
    • Feeling as if the heart will stop if the individual moves
    • Enlargement of heart
    • Blueness of tongue and lips, with suffocation and coldness
    • Symptoms become worse on sitting straight, after meals and with music
    • Constant anxiety about the future
  • Kalmia
    Common Name:
    Mountain laurel
    Symptoms: Patients who benefit from this remedy have some of the following symptoms:        
    • Sharp pains in the chest region that cause breathlessness
    • Pains radiating down to the stomach region
    • Numbness in the left arm
    • Slow, weak pulse
    • Heartbeats that are fast and so hard that it is almost visible through the chest
    • Breathlessness felt right from the abdomen
    • Fast heart beats due to severe anxiety
    • Fast pulse along with pain
    • Symptoms related to bones and joints, that is, rheumatic heart disease
    • Symptoms that increase by bending forwards
  • Kali Carbonicum
    Common Name:
    Carbonate of potassium
    Symptoms: This remedy is suitable for obese people with hypertension and those with anxiety and palpitations. Patients who benefit from this remedy have some of the following symptoms:
    • Sensation as if the heart is suspended
    • Rapid heartbeats
    • Constant feeling of burning in the heart region
    • Weak, rapid pulse interrupted by missed beats
    • Gastric disturbances
    • Constant fear of heart failure
    • Breathlessness, nausea and vertigo
  • Lachesis Mutus
    Common Name:
    Bushmaster or surucucu snake
    Symptoms: This remedy is suitable for obese people with hypertension and those with anxiety and palpitations. Patients who benefit from this remedy have some of the following symptoms:
    • Feeling of fullness in the chest along with irregular heartbeats often described as a bursting sensation
    • Symptoms are worse when falling asleep
    • Pain increases if the person lies on the left side
    • Palpitations with fainting spells
    • Feeling of constriction in the chest
    • Warmth, heat and tight clothes and jewellery are intolerable
    • Cough along with chest pain (angina)
    • Choking in bed that compels the person to sit up
    • Heart-disease related symptoms in women are worse before periods and better as soon as the flow begins
  • Naja Tripudians
    Common Name:
    Virus of the cobra
    Symptoms: Patients who benefit from this remedy experience some of the following symptoms:
    • Anxiety and dragging sensation felt in the heart
    • Sensation of oppression as if a heavy weight is placed on the chest
    • Chest pains (angina) radiating to the nape of the neck, left shoulder and arm
    • Constant anxiety and fear of death
    • Pain in the forehead and temple region
    • Damage to the heart due to recurrent infections
    • Irregular but very forceful pulse
    • Symptoms get worse by lying on the left side
    • Symptoms including pain and breathlessness are reduced by lying on the right side
  • Glonoinum
    Common Name:
    Nitro-glycerine
    Symptoms: Patients who benefit from this remedy report some of the following symptoms:
    • Severe palpitations with visible carotid arteries
    • Severe, pulsating headache
    • A feeling of congestion in the head
    • Heat is intolerable
    • Face and chest become flushed
    • Symptoms become better in cool air
    • Restlessness with pain
    • Fainting spells due to heat
    • Fluttering of heart
    • Difficulty walking uphill
    • Throbbing felt all over the body

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Do’s

  • A person who suffers from chest pain and is unable to carry out routine work must take adequate rest.
  • To maintain a healthy life, regular physical activity and consumption of healthy food and drinks is necessary. This will help the person lose weight and remain stress-free.
  • During acute complaints, individuals generally crave certain things. It is important to provide them with all those things. It will help them revive and provide temporary relief.

Don’ts

  • Keep homeopathic medicines away from sunlight and strong-smelling substances as these can affect the efficacy of these medicines.
  • Avoid any kind of physical or mental stress to the individuals who are at high risk of getting a heart attack.
  • Items in the diet and regimen that can react with the medicines should be avoided. These include:
    • Strong-smelling foods and drinks like coffee, herbal teas, fine liquors prepared with medicinal spices and spiced chocolate
    • Medicinally compounded tooth powders and mouthwashes
    • Highly seasoned foods and sauces
    • Raw herbs on soups, medicinal herbs in foods
    • Celery, parsley, stale cheese and meat

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Homeopathy helps in treating the symptoms of heart attack and in improving body’s response to the risk factors for heart attack, including high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Several clinical studies demonstrate the efficiency of homeopathic medicines in the treatment of heart conditions and conditions such as obesity and hypertension that act as risk factors for heart attack. Of note, spigelia anthelmia has a positive effect on the heart and is prescribed for conditions such as pericarditis (where the thin layer that covers the heart is inflamed), angina and palpitations. Evidence also shows the efficacy of this remedy in valve disorders and heart murmurs.

Kali carbonica is yet another remedy effective for obese people having hypertension and palpitations.

When combined with a healthy lifestyle and a proper diet and exercise routine, homeopathic remedies are useful in the prevention and management of heart attack.

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No documented side effects have been reported with the use of homeopathic medicines. However, it is necessary to consult a qualified homeopathic doctor instead of self-medicating. A doctor will prescribe a dosage based on the totality of your symptoms and individual miasms.

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Heart attack is a medical emergency caused due to loss of supply of blood to certain parts of the heart. However, it is interesting to note that no two heart attacks can be the same; each will show different symptoms. Homeopathic medicine is selected on the basis of individual symptoms.Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle further reduces the risk of heart attack.

It is important to look out for the warning signals and periodically monitor one’s health with the help of blood tests and electrocardiograms. Consult a qualified homeopath who will take a proper case history and prescribe the right remedy based on the totality of symptoms. It will not only prevent heart attack but also improve health.

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Dr. Moumita Sahana

Dr. Moumita Sahana

Homeopathy
23 Years of Experience

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Dr. Girija Pramod Mangade

Homeopathy
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Dr. Jyoti Pal

Dr. Jyoti Pal

Homeopathy
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Dr. Rashmi Singh

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Homeopathy
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References

  1. Pawan Satyanarayan Chandak. Myocardial Infarction and its Homoeopathic Management. Homeopathe International; [Internet].
  2. Batra M. Heart Health and Homeopathy. J Homeop Ayurv Med 2:135. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000135, 2013.
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  5. Wenda Brewster O’really. Organon of the Medical Art. 1st edition 2010 , 3rd impression 2017.
  6. Better health channel. Department of Health and Human Services [internet]. State government of Victoria; Heart attack.
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