Atherosclerosis

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Atherosclerosis treatment

Atherosclerosis occurs when arteries are narrowed due to excess formation of plaque, risking the flow of oxygen. Arteries are thin layers which carry the blood vessels containing oxygen and nutrients from the heart to all parts of the body. When arteries lose the elastic consistency that supports the blood circulation, they may stiffen or thicken the inner surface and compromises blood circulation. Plaques are made up of cholesterol, Calcium, lipids, and large cells called macrophages

Atherosclerosis treatment in Ayurveda

Plaques can also cause sudden rupture or clot blood in the arteries. They weaken the wall of the artery by enlarging it, which may cause severe internal bleeding. Atherosclerosis may cause other medical problems such as peripheral artery disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

Atherosclerosis may not have exact symptoms or signs until there is a medical emergency. Atherosclerosis can be evaluated based on the type of arteries it affects.

Carotid Arteries: These arteries supply oxygen-filled blood vessels to the brain. Blockage of carotid arteries leads to carotid artery disease.

Coronary Arteries: These arteries supply oxygen-filled blood to the heart. Narrowing of these arteries leads to ischemic heart disease.

Renal Arteries: They supply oxygen-filled blood vessels to kidneys. If plaque narrows, these arteries may develop chronic kidney disease.

Peripheral Arteries: It is a major artery which supplies oxygen-filled blood to legs, arms, and pelvis. Blockage or narrow of these arteries may cause peripheral artery disease.

Symptoms of Atherosclerosis

Erectile Dysfunction

Heart Attack

Mini-strokes (transient ischaemic attacks)

Strokes

Pain in the legs

Poor immunity

Causes of Atherosclerosis

Smoking

High amounts of Fats and Cholesterol

High Blood Pressure

Diabetes

Obesity

Unhealthy diet

Family history

Old age

AYURVEDA Treatment for Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a type of cardiovascular disease. Hruday (heart) is known as the vital organ of our body. Ayurvedic medicines help in preventing atherosclerosis by controlling various forms of artery diseases. Therapies are a sort of healing process which connects us to spirit. With deep relaxation and energy flow to the muscles and mind, our entire body gets healed. Every individual body is different thus based on the person; specific ayurvedic therapies need to be applied. Panchakarma is the traditional ayurvedic therapy to relieve and relax the body. The components used in panchakarma treatment helps in nourishing the skin by relaxing muscles and purifying the skin. The common ayurvedic therapies to enhance energy flow are:

Abhyanga: Ayurvedic herbs and oils combine in this therapy. These warm herbal oils used in the massage of the entire body. It helps in maintaining good health.

Shirodhara: In this therapy, Warm oils and herbs are streamed over the forehead to stabilize and relax the mind.

Nasya: Facial massage with specific heat therapy performs on the forehead to increase mental focus. Later, particular oil passes through nasal point for curing and purifying sinus problem.

Marma Point Massage: Marma Point Massage uses the 107 energy points in the body; this massage brings balance to mind, body, and spirit.

Along with a few panchakarma therapies, herbs such as Amalaki, Triphala, and Kutki help reduce blood cholesterol and fats.

The ancient Indian treatment popularly known as Ayurveda is the process to cure diseases with natural therapies and Ayurvedic medicines. With two decades of excellence in Indian ayurvedic treatment across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, we at Vardhan Ayurvedic Hospital have been serving more than four Lakh patients till now. It is our solemn responsibility to continue forward the Ayurveda, which has been a pride of Indian treatment.

"Let your HEART to beat healthily with AYURVEDA."

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