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Have an enlarged heart, high ESR and cholesterol levels. Suggest natural treatment?

My Mother ( South Indian) is 69 years old. Very weak. Recently we had an ECG done. The Cardiologist asked us to do a 2D Echo for her and after seeing the report, the Doctor said she has an Enlarged heart in the left ventricle . Her Ejection Fraction is 55%. She has no BP (130/80) and her FBS is 140. Her ESR is 50 and her Cholesterol levels were high, but has now been controlled. to below 200. She is extremely sensitive to any Allopathic medicines and is very allergic to cooked food and lives only on Semi Cooked food and liquids Hence She needs to get over this Heart Enlargement problems without Allopathic medicines and preferably through natural ways. Please suggest treatment methods for my mother
Asked On : Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
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Your mother is having enlarged heart and high cholesterol levels, and she has diabetes (FBS is 140 mg/dl).
Even though her blood pressure is normal she needs to go through complete checkup and treatment.
You should consult your doctor and check her Post prandial levels of sugar and then diabetic diet and exercise may help but if sugar values are high she will need anti diabetic therapy.
Same is for Cholesterol level if dietary restriction and exercise brings to desirable level or drug therapy with statin will be required.
Her enlarged heart could be part of Diabetic cardiomyopathy or other form of cardiac muscle disease. Even a Coronary angiogram to rule out Ischemic problem may be done.
If you want alternative therapy consult proper expert,.
Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Milan Ashokkumar Mehta's  Response
i think you need to be more concerned about diabetes , FBS 140 , IF YOU GET FBS >125 ON SECOND OCCASION THAN IT INDICATES DIABETES, ALSO YOU CAN DO HBA1c , IF MORE THAN 6.5 IT INDICATES DIABETES. DIABETES HAS EFFECTS ON MULTIPLE SYSTEMS IN BODY IF LEFT UNTREATED. TOO LOT EXTENT IT CAN BE CONTROLLED BY DIET AND LIFE STYLE CHANGES.
COMING TO CARDIAC ISSUE, GIVEN THAT SHE HAS EJECTION FRACTION OF 55% , LVEF OF 55% OR MORE IS NORMAL, WAS ENLARGED HREART CONFIRMED ON 2D ECHO, AS CHEST X RAY CAN FALSEY SHOW ENLARGED HEART , I'VE SEEN IT NUMEROUS TIMES ALMOST EVERY OTHER DAY.
YOU CAN REFER TO 2D REPORT, SEE IF IT MENTIONS LVIDd/EDD WHICH IS NORMAL IF LESS THAN 57mm , AND LVIDs/ESD WHICH IS NORMALL UPTO 40mm.
IS THERE HYPOKINESIA ? (PART OF HEART WALL CONTRACTING LESS YHAN ONRMAL).
NATURAL REMEDIES HELP ONLY IN MILD CASES , SO YOU SHOUD BE OPEN TO ALLOPATHIC MEDICATION IF REQUIRED.
IF I ASSUME THAT SHE HAS ENLARGED HEART , SHE MAY GET SYMPTOMATIC RELIEF BY USING DIURECTICS.
TEA AND COFFEE ARE GOOD NATURAL DIURECTICS, HOWEVER TAKE CARE OF SUGARS
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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