Heart Attack: Overview, Cause & Home Remedies

 

Cardiovascular diseases or heart-related diseases are some of the leading diseases that lead to death. As per the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019, more than 17.9 million (1.79 crores) people died because of heart-related disease or cardiovascular disease. Every year around 32% of the total deaths in the world are due to cardiovascular disease or heart disease. Cardiovascular has many categories in it including heart attack and stroke. Heart attack and stroke predominantly cover 80% to 85% of total cardiovascular diseases. On another side, India solely loses more than 3 million (30 lakh) people every year because of heart attacks and strokes. The statistic shows the drastic growth in the deaths caused by cardiovascular disease. According to the report of NCRB, India registered a drastic growth of 53% in heart attack and stroke caused deaths in a time span of 5 years from 2014 to 2019.

 

 

What is a heart attack?

When our blood does not reach the heart due to the blockage in the coronary arteries, that causes a heart attack. Whatever we eat and think our body produces the same from it and affects all of our body. If we are intaking healthy foods and thinking positive then our body will result in the same, our body will keep us far from the diseases the includes the severe diseases like heart attack and stroke. Unhealthy consumption and stress increase the cholesterol in the body, cholesterol is responsible to make plaques. Plaques gradually flow in the bloodstream and stuck in the arteries; plaque creates a blockage in the arteries due to which the problem of heart blockage occurs. Heart blockage stops blood to reach the heart due to which heart attack occurs.

 

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

These are the following symptoms mentioned below that any heart patient can feel if he can experience a heart attack-

  • Discomfort and pain in the chest
  • Cold sweat (Especially at night)
  • Pain in arms, neck, jaw, and in between the shoulder blades 
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Light head
  • Heart burning 
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Heart palpitations
  • Feeling of pressure in the chest
  • Breath shortness
  • Anxiety

 

What are the causes of a Heart attack?

There are the major causes of heart attack mentioned below, the occurrence of below stated things can lead to death-

  • Heart blockage
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity or overweight 
  • Family history of heart attacks
  • Physical inactivity
  • Stress in life
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Medications 
  • High consumption of tobacco products
  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Consumption of unhealthy food like fat-rich food including fried food, packaged and processed food
  • Increasing age

 

 

What are the complications of a heart attack?

Heart attack itself is a big complication, heart attack creates the following complications mentioned-

  • Heart attack increases the possibilities of future heart attacks
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Heart failure: Heart attack can cause complete failure of the heart, which means death

 

Dos and Don’ts for heart attack?

Follow the tips stated below to cure heart attack at home- 

  • Avoid the consumption of tobacco products
  • Lose your weight if you are overweight or obese
  • Increase the physical activity like yoga, exercise, and walking
  • Live a happy and positive life
  • Avoid unhealthy food including fried food, packaged food, and processed food
  • Eat food that is healthy for the heart
  • Quit smoking
  • Take a good quality sleep
  • Take a proper treatment of diseases like heart blockage, high cholesterol, and diabetes
  • Use olive oil to cook food

 

Home remedies for heart attack

Ayurveda has several treatments for different kinds of diseases, Ayurveda cures the root cause of any disease so that it never rises again. Follow the home remedies for heart attack mentioned below to treat heart attack possibilities at home-

 

First home remedy to cure heart attack-

 

Ingredients- ½ cup Garlic juice, ½ cup Ginger juice, ½ cup Lemon juice, ½ cup Apple cider vinegar, and ½ cup honey.

 

Step 1: clear the garlic peels and ginger peels cleanly and boil them on a low flame separately with less water, after boiling it, strain them to get the juice.

Step 2: Keep honey aside and mix all 4 ingredients properly.

Step 3: Boil the mixed ingredient till it becomes 1/3rd of its initial quantity.

Step 4: Cool the boiled mixture and mix honey properly and gently. (The colour of the last mixture will be whitish-yellow)

Instructions- Take 1 spoon of this liquid regularly in the morning on the empty stomach.

 

Second-home remedy for heart attack-

 

Ingredients- Dry watermelon seed and a glass of normal water

Instruction- Roast the seed of watermelon and grind it properly to make powder. Mix one spoon of powder in the glass of water and stir it. Drink this liquid one time a day.

 

Third home remedy for heart attack-

 

Ingredients- Basil leaves (Tulsi leaves), and Maragosa leaves (Neem leaves)

Instruction- Take a fresh leave of tulsi and neem and crash it in a traditional method (do not use blender, mixer or grinder) after crashing it, extract the sap of leaves into a glass of water or juice, and drink it once a day.

 

Fourth home remedy for heart attack-

 

Ingredients- 3 cloves of garlic, a small piece of ginger, 6 strands of coriander leaves, ¼ spoon of salt, ¼ spoon of black pepper, and 10 leaves of green tea.

 

Instruction- Crush garlic and ginger in a traditional method, after crushing put them into the boiling water with finely chopped coriander strands, heat the mixture till it becomes half of its initial quantity. Then add salt, black pepper, and green tea leaves in the mixture, stir it properly and stop heating the mixture, let the mixture aside for 10 minutes and then strain it and drink it on an empty stomach for 2-3 months regularly.

 

Fifth home remedy to prevent heart attack-

 

Ingredients- 1 Clove Garlic, 1 Apple, 1 Spoon Olive Oil, 1-inch Piece of Turmeric, 2 Snap Black Pepper, 2 Snap Red chilly (Cayenne pepper), ½ Cup Water, and Sap of ½ Lemon.

Step- Blend all these ingredients together with water for 5 to 10 minutes.

Instructions- Drink this liquid daily for a week and then alternatively after 2 days.

 

Sixth home remedy to decrease the heart attack-

 

Ingredients- Ginger, Garlic, and Lemon

Step 1: Smash the ginger and garlic properly.

Step 2: Boil the smashed ingredients in water, and then strain it.

Step 3: Squeeze the lemon sap into the liquid.

Instruction: Drink this concoction liquid any time in the evening, this helps the flow of the blood.

 

Seventh home remedy to reduce the heart attack-

 

Ingredients- Banana, Cranberry or (Strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and other berries can also be taken), Yogurt, Almonds, and orange.

Step 1: Take an equal quantity of cranberry, yogurt, and almonds. Take one apple and one banana.

Step 2: Blend all these 5 ingredients together using a blender.

Instructions: Drink this concoction regularly once a day

 

 

Eighth home remedy for heart attack-

 

Ingredients- Coriander leaves, garlic, and onion

Instruction- Start consuming coriander leaves, garlic, and onion with lunch, breakfast, and dinner.

 

Top 5 best food for the heart to consume:

  • Bottle gourd
  • Green leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek etc.
  • Whole grains including brown rice and whole wheat
  • Legumes (Beans)
  • Tomatoes and garlic

 

Top 5 best drinks for the heart:

  • Bottle gourd juice or soup
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Bitter gourd juice
  • Ginger tea, lemon tea, and green tea
  • Tomato juice or soup

 

Top 5 best fruits for the heart:

  • Berries such as strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry
  • Avocadoes and pomegranates 
  • Nuts like walnuts, chestnuts
  • Almonds 
  • Flaxseeds and sunflower seeds 

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