Heart disease is a major killer in the United States and around the world. Heart disease refers to a large number of conditions that affect the heart’s ability to pump blood, including coronary artery diseases such as angina or myocardial infarction (heart attack). Heart disease can lead to hospitalization and even death if not treated properly.
In this article, we will discuss what causes heart disease, how to prevent heart disease as well as treatment options available from Dr. Naval Parikh.
Types Heart Disease
Heart disease can be divided into several types. Here are some of them:
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
CAD is the most common type of heart disease and involves blockage of any one or more arteries that supply blood to your heart. This condition affects people who are over 40 years old, with a family history of cardiovascular diseases (e.g., Heart Attack).
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the walls of arteries are thickened due to the accumulation of fat, cholesterol and other cells. This causes decreased blood flow through vessels causing heart disease Symptoms.
Congenital heart diseases are present in children born with heart problems. These abnormalities can increase the risk of a heart attack at an early age, causing death due to a lack of oxygen supply to organs and tissues.
Cardiomyopathy is heart muscle disease in which heart muscles are abnormally enlarged, thickened or stiff. This condition reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood and supply oxygen/nutrients to other organs of the body resulting in heart failure.
Heart infections (endocarditis) are heart diseases caused by infection of the heart’s inner surface. This condition is more common in people who have heart valve replacement surgery and intravenous drug users using dirty needles or having unprotected sex with multiple partners.
There are many other heart diseases such as heart tumors, heart valve problems and other heart conditions that can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood leading to heart failure.
Heart Disease Causes
The major Heart disease causes include:
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Diabetes Mellitus or high blood sugar
- Heart attack or myocardial infarction
- Heart failure
- Heart valve disease or malfunctioning of the heart’s valves
- Heart defects present at birth (congenital heart defect)
Symptoms of Heart Disease
There are many symptoms associated with heart disease.
Shortness of breath is a common symptom in heart patients when walking or performing any physical activity, even at rest. This happens due to the accumulation of fluid in the lungs and other body tissues causing difficulty breathing. Other symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Fainting spells (syncope)
- Cold hands/feet
- Heart palpitations
- Abnormal heartbeat rhythm
People suffering from heart disease should consult a doctor to rule out any other health-related problems. If a heart disease is detected at early stages, it can be treated successfully either through medication or with lifestyle changes.
How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?
Prevention of heart diseases includes following heart-healthy habits:
- Regular Exercise.
- Stop smoking and alcohol consumption if you already have heart disease.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Eat heart-healthy food like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Limit your intake of red meat and high-fat foods such as cream or butter in your diet.
- Avoid trans fats found in fried foods and other processed foods.
- If you have heart disease, avoid taking certain medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
- Avoid excessive use of pain relievers that can increase heart attack risk if already have heart failure or heart problems.
Treatment of Heart Disease By Dr. Naval Parikh
If a heart disease is detected at early stages, it can be treated successfully either through medication or with lifestyle changes.
Heart diseases are reversible if diagnosed before heart failure takes place. Dr. Naval Parikh specializes in treating heart disease naturally without taking any medications which include:
- Heart transplant
- Heart valve replacement
- Heart stent placement
Dr. Naval Parikh offers the best treatment for heart disease without any side effects by using a combination of various therapies to treat heart diseases including:
- Acupuncture therapy
- Naturopathic medicine
- Nutrition therapy
- Yoga Therapy
- Reiki healing treatment for heart patients suffering from heart diseases.
Dr. Naval Parikh also offers heart disease prevention programs to help people suffering from heart problems improve their health and live a better life without any side effects or medication.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Naval Parikh Clinic:
Address: 1 West Sample Road, Suite 201. Deerfield Beach, Florida. 33064.
Phone: (954) 782-3170