Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. CVD includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack). Other CVDs include stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, carditis, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, thromboembolic disease,
There are 4 main types of CVD’s
Coronary artery disease (CAD): is characterized by disease within the arteries that supply the heart muscle. The disease typically develops due to atherosclerosis (hardening) and plaques (sections of calcified material) within the blood vessels. As a result, the coronary arteries often cannot carry blood as efficiently as they should and may even become completely obstructed (blocked off). CAD is caused by lifestyle factors such as smoking and lack of exercise, as well as medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Stroke:A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed. Like all organs, your brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to function properly. This is provided by the blood, so if your blood flow is restricted or stopped, brain cells will begin to die. This can lead to brain damage and possibly death.
Therefore, a stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment, the less damage is likely to occur.
The main stroke symptoms can be remembered with the word FAST which stands for:
- Face – the face may have drooped on one side, the person may not be able to smile or their mouth or eye may have drooped
- Arms – the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift their arm and keep it raised due to weakness or numbness
- Speech – the person’s speech may be slurred or garbled, or they may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake
- Time – it is time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms
Peripheral arterial disease:Peripheral arterial disease, also known as peripheral vascular disease, occurs when there is a blockage in the arteries to your limbs (usually your legs).
The most common symptom of peripheral arterial disease is pain in your legs when walking. This is usually in one or both of your thighs, hips or calves.
The pain can feel like cramp, a dull pain or a sensation of heaviness in the muscles of your legs. It usually comes and goes and gets worse during exercise that uses your legs, such as walking or climbing stairs.
Aortic disease: The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. It carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body.The most common type of aortic disease is aortic aneurysm, which is where the wall of the aorta becomes weakened and bulges outwards. You will usually experience pain in your chest, back or abdomen (tummy).
Causes of CVD’s
There are many causes of circulatory problems. They can be classified into 5 groups: traumatic, compressive, occlusive, tumors/malformations and vasospastic (spasm of the artery, which reduces its diameter and thus its blood flow). Circulatory problems may occur more commonly in individuals with certain diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, or kidney failure, or in dialysis patients. Occupational exposure (vibrating tools, cold) can be a factor, and smoking also can aggravate and cause circulatory disease.
Management of Circulatory Disorders
Life style modification
Losing weight, a healthy diet that is low in fat and salt and high in omega 3 and vitamin E, regular exercise and not smoking can help circulatory disorders but patients with severe problems may require surgery.
Risk Factor Management
Controlling conditions like Hypertension , Hyperlipidemia , Diabetes Mellitus
Treatments at our centre
Ozone therapy strongly stimulates both proper circulation (delivery of oxygen), and proper energy generation (utilization of oxygen). The cells in your body, including the heart (angina), muscles (claudication pain) generate their own energy for use. Oxygen is vital to this process. If the cells can generate enough energy, there will be less fatigue and less pain. Ozone helps with both oxygen delivery and with the way the cells use oxygen once it has been delivered
Acupuncture can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 80%. Steps to prevention include managing high blood pressure and cholesterol, quitting smoking, eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, physical activity, reducing stress and improved sleep – all of which can be helped with acupuncture. Acupuncture treatments for smoking cessation focus on jitters, cravings, irritability, and restlessness; symptoms that people commonly complain about when they quit. It also aids in relaxation and detoxification. Acupuncture is a powerful tool for more serious emotional problems including depression, anxiety and panic disorders, and addiction. Many of these afflictions involve imbalances of other neurotransmitters including dopamine, melatonin, and serotonin. acupuncture has a “regulatory” effect on these substances.
Chelation therapy Chelation therapy is an FDA-approved therapy—for treating mercury, lead, and other types of heavy-metal poisoning, as well as for iron overload (hemochromatosis) and some types of anemia. A chelating agent infused into the bloodstream binds to these toxins. The kidneys filter out the chelating agent and bound metals, which are then urinated away.
chelating agent (usually ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA]) binds to calcium in fatty plaques lining arteries. When it pulls out the calcium, plaque is supposedly swept away too, clearing arteries in much the same way that a drain cleaner opens clogged pipes.Thus reduce heart attacks, strokes, deaths, hospitalizations for chest pain, and artery-opening procedures. Chelation therapy removes metals that have built up in the body. Its proponents claim that this can rejuvenate the heart and blood vessels, improve liver and kidney function, increase blood flow to the brain, and more.
Many patients find:
- less medication is required
- they can do much more physical activity (walking, exercise, gardening)
- they can think much more clearly
- life becomes more normal