Heart care-Ayurveda Dr. Gayatridevi Ayurvedic Consultant
What is heart? <ul><li>A fist shaped organ located in the left side of the chest </li></ul><ul><li>A miraculous organ that...
What it does? <ul><li>Circulates oxygen rich blood to each and every cell of our body. </li></ul><ul><li>Right side—collec...
Why does it break? <ul><li>Coronary arteries supply oxygenated blood to heart muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>Any block in the ...
Block!! Why? <ul><li>Fats get deposited in the inner walls of the arteries-called plaques.  </li></ul><ul><li>Plaques are ...
Risk factors <ul><li>Fixed factors </li></ul><ul><li>Inherited factors </li></ul><ul><li>Medical factors </li></ul><ul><li...
Fixed factors <ul><li>Gender-men more prone than pre menopausal women. </li></ul><ul><li>Age—more prone after 45 years </l...
Inherited factors <ul><li>Chances high if there is family history of first degree relative with coronary heart disease </l...
Medical factors <ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Peripheral artery disease </li></...
Life style factors <ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Weight control </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Stress  <...
Smoking  <ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>lowers good cholesterol,  </li></ul><ul><li>lowers body’s natural anti oxidants...
Weight control <ul><li>BMI- higher than 25 increases risk </li></ul><ul><li>Waist circumference-more than 40 inches in men...
Exercise <ul><li>Exercise is like diet </li></ul><ul><li>Regular, vigorous exercise-prevents CHD </li></ul><ul><li>Regular...
Stress  <ul><li>Stress increases blood pressure and heart rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress is a risk factor for CHD </li></u...
What Ayurveda says <ul><li>Hridroga= Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Hridrogas-5 types </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vataja </...
Causative factors <ul><li>Sarira karanas—certain health problems like fevers, ama sandharana (rheumatism), mada (intoxicat...
Prevention of Heart diseases –Ayurvedic care <ul><li>1. Nidana parivarjanam-avoid the causative factors. </li></ul><ul><li...
Ahara <ul><li>Have –old rice, green gram, barley, meet of animals with less fat, horse gram, snake gourd, bitter gourd, as...
Vihara <ul><li>Snehabhyanga (oil massage) & sweda (steaming) –improve circulation.  </li></ul><ul><li>Regular exercise—the...
Swasthavritta <ul><li>Follow the dinacharya/ daily routine properly-to maintain healthy body </li></ul>
Sadvritta  <ul><li>Follow the mental discipline to have a healthy mind to have a healthy body. </li></ul>
Herbs to reduce cholesterol <ul><li>Pushkaramula </li></ul><ul><li>Kushtha </li></ul><ul><li>Guggulu </li></ul><ul><li>Aja...
Herbs to reduce hypertension <ul><li>Durva </li></ul><ul><li>Palandu-onion </li></ul><ul><li>Bhringaraja </li></ul><ul><li...
Herbs for stress <ul><li>Aswagandha </li></ul><ul><li>Brahmi </li></ul><ul><li>Sankhapushpi </li></ul><ul><li>Jatamansi  <...
Herbs for heart  <ul><li>Arjuna </li></ul><ul><li>Aswagandha </li></ul><ul><li>Amalaki </li></ul><ul><li>Guggulu  </li></ul>
Thank you <ul><li>Dr.Gayatridevi </li></ul><ul><li>Arogyapeetham </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbai-Hyderabad  </li></ul><ul><li>Ph:...
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Heart Care Ayurveda

  1. 1. Heart care-Ayurveda Dr. Gayatridevi Ayurvedic Consultant
  2. 2. What is heart? <ul><li>A fist shaped organ located in the left side of the chest </li></ul><ul><li>A miraculous organ that beats 70 times in a minute in adults. </li></ul><ul><li>Starts beating from 23 days age of intra uterine life—and keeps beating until…. </li></ul><ul><li>It beats 1,00,000 times a day and 2.5 billion times in life time (on average) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What it does? <ul><li>Circulates oxygen rich blood to each and every cell of our body. </li></ul><ul><li>Right side—collects oxygen poor blood from the body and sends to lungs to get more oxygen and get rid off carbon di oxide. </li></ul><ul><li>Left heart receives oxygen rich blood from the lungs & re circulates it to the muscles and organs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why does it break? <ul><li>Coronary arteries supply oxygenated blood to heart muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>Any block in the arteries  chest pain/ death depending upon the block level. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Block!! Why? <ul><li>Fats get deposited in the inner walls of the arteries-called plaques. </li></ul><ul><li>Plaques are combination of </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cholesterol </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cell waste products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proteins and scar like tissues. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Risk factors <ul><li>Fixed factors </li></ul><ul><li>Inherited factors </li></ul><ul><li>Medical factors </li></ul><ul><li>Life style factors </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fixed factors <ul><li>Gender-men more prone than pre menopausal women. </li></ul><ul><li>Age—more prone after 45 years </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity—Indians are in the list of prone groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inherited factors <ul><li>Chances high if there is family history of first degree relative with coronary heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>One parent has CHD- 50% chance that the child might get CHD </li></ul>
  9. 9. Medical factors <ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Peripheral artery disease </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic infections </li></ul>
  10. 10. Life style factors <ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Weight control </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul>
  11. 11. Smoking <ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>lowers good cholesterol, </li></ul><ul><li>lowers body’s natural anti oxidants, </li></ul><ul><li>make the arterial walls more prone to plaque and rupture, </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the tendency of blood to clot  CHD, heart attack and stroke </li></ul>
  12. 12. Weight control <ul><li>BMI- higher than 25 increases risk </li></ul><ul><li>Waist circumference-more than 40 inches in men, 35 inches in women-increase the risk </li></ul>
  13. 13. Exercise <ul><li>Exercise is like diet </li></ul><ul><li>Regular, vigorous exercise-prevents CHD </li></ul><ul><li>Regular exercise can put you on a road to cure </li></ul>
  14. 14. Stress <ul><li>Stress increases blood pressure and heart rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress is a risk factor for CHD </li></ul><ul><li>Two choices </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce stress in life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to handle stress better—through breathing techniques, meditation or exercise </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What Ayurveda says <ul><li>Hridroga= Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Hridrogas-5 types </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vataja </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pittaja </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kaphaja </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tridoshaja </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Krimija </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Causative factors <ul><li>Sarira karanas—certain health problems like fevers, ama sandharana (rheumatism), mada (intoxication with alcohol), vega dharana (suppression of natural urges), bashpa nigrahana (suppressing tears) </li></ul><ul><li>Manasika karanas—cinta (worry), bhaya/trasa (fear or frightening) </li></ul><ul><li>Vihara karanas—vyayama (exercise), srama(strain), gurubhara vahana (carrying heavy weights) </li></ul><ul><li>And so on… </li></ul>
  17. 17. Prevention of Heart diseases –Ayurvedic care <ul><li>1. Nidana parivarjanam-avoid the causative factors. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Ahara vihara </li></ul><ul><li>Oshadhis </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ahara <ul><li>Have –old rice, green gram, barley, meet of animals with less fat, horse gram, snake gourd, bitter gourd, ash gourd, butter milk of goat and sheep, old jaggery in regular diet </li></ul><ul><li>Have more vegetables and fruits-high fibre diet reduces the risk </li></ul><ul><li>Large quantities of onion and garlic  decrease blood lipids and glucose, increase clot dissolution </li></ul><ul><li>Limit coffee consumption—coffee increases-BP, LDL cholesterol, TG and heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Stop alcohol consumption-alcohol increases blood pressure, weakens heart muscle, increases TG. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit salt intake-kidney conserves sodium, excess salt in diet increases hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Can have fish-helpful in reducing the risk </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce saturated fats, small quantity of home made pure ghee is good anti oxidant. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Vihara <ul><li>Snehabhyanga (oil massage) & sweda (steaming) –improve circulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular exercise—the harder you work the stronger your heart muscle gets, controls triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid smoking- </li></ul><ul><li>Regular practice of Yoga-regulates heart rate, controls hypertension, reduces stress  prevents CHD </li></ul>
  20. 20. Swasthavritta <ul><li>Follow the dinacharya/ daily routine properly-to maintain healthy body </li></ul>
  21. 21. Sadvritta <ul><li>Follow the mental discipline to have a healthy mind to have a healthy body. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Herbs to reduce cholesterol <ul><li>Pushkaramula </li></ul><ul><li>Kushtha </li></ul><ul><li>Guggulu </li></ul><ul><li>Ajamoda </li></ul><ul><li>Haritaki </li></ul><ul><li>Lasuna </li></ul>
  23. 23. Herbs to reduce hypertension <ul><li>Durva </li></ul><ul><li>Palandu-onion </li></ul><ul><li>Bhringaraja </li></ul><ul><li>Nagakesara </li></ul><ul><li>Sigru- drumstick </li></ul><ul><li>Aswagandha </li></ul><ul><li>Sarpagandha </li></ul>
  24. 24. Herbs for stress <ul><li>Aswagandha </li></ul><ul><li>Brahmi </li></ul><ul><li>Sankhapushpi </li></ul><ul><li>Jatamansi </li></ul>
  25. 25. Herbs for heart <ul><li>Arjuna </li></ul><ul><li>Aswagandha </li></ul><ul><li>Amalaki </li></ul><ul><li>Guggulu </li></ul>
  26. 26. Thank you <ul><li>Dr.Gayatridevi </li></ul><ul><li>Arogyapeetham </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbai-Hyderabad </li></ul><ul><li>Ph: 022-22183149 </li></ul>
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