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Can Alternative Medicine Treat Left Ventricular Hypertrophy?

Hello my mother74yrs recently develop enlarged left heart, with pleural effusion she had a medical history of somewhat like silicosis.She is given beta blocker n clovidant tablets.What kind of food she should eat n if I go with traditional herbal medicine with it is it possible to reverse this enlargement?
Fri, 25 Aug 2017
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
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Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern

1. some noticeable points to remember is/are:

i. high blood pressure and heart valve stenosis are the common cause of cardiac hypertrophy so make sure her blood pressure remains within desired value and regular follow up and supervision with Cardiologist is necessary

2. As left ventricular hypertrophy [LVH] progresses, she may experience :
. shortness of breath.
. fatigue, chest pain.
. palpitations, dizziness or fainting..keep a watch over these symptoms and consult your doctor immediately in case such symptoms appear.

3. LVH may be a factor in determining treatment or diagnosis for other conditions like IHD (ischemic heart disease), Aortic stenosis, systemic hypertension, cardiomyopathy, hyper dynamic circulation.
4. please Consult with a Cardiologist who will work up the case for further follow-up and management.
5. Echo will help in determining the type of LVH: concentric or eccentric.
6. Diet:
. salt restricted diet [choose low sodium or Losalt ]
. maintain ideal body weight.
. limit alcohol to moderation and quit smoking
. 30 minutes of active physical exercise [avoid which raises blood pressure]
. eat fresh fruits and vegetables
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
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Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern

1. some noticeable points to remember is/are:

i. high blood pressure and heart valve stenosis are the common cause of cardiac hypertrophy so make sure her blood pressure remains within desired value and regular follow up and supervision with Cardiologist is necessary

2. As left ventricular hypertrophy [LVH] progresses, she may experience :
. shortness of breath.
. fatigue, chest pain.
. palpitations, dizziness or fainting..keep a watch over these symptoms and consult your doctor immediately in case such symptoms appear.

3. LVH may be a factor in determining treatment or diagnosis for other conditions like IHD (ischemic heart disease), Aortic stenosis, systemic hypertension, cardiomyopathy, hyper dynamic circulation.
4. please Consult with a Cardiologist who will work up the case for further follow-up and management.
5. Echo will help in determining the type of LVH: concentric or eccentric.
6. Diet:
. salt restricted diet [choose low sodium or Losalt ]
. maintain ideal body weight.
. limit alcohol to moderation and quit smoking
. 30 minutes of active physical exercise [avoid which raises blood pressure]
. eat fresh fruits and vegetables

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Can Alternative Medicine Treat Left Ventricular Hypertrophy?

** Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern 1. some noticeable points to remember is/are: i. high blood pressure and heart valve stenosis are the common cause of cardiac hypertrophy so make sure her blood pressure remains within desired value and regular follow up and supervision with Cardiologist is necessary 2. As left ventricular hypertrophy [LVH] progresses, she may experience : . shortness of breath. . fatigue, chest pain. . palpitations, dizziness or fainting..keep a watch over these symptoms and consult your doctor immediately in case such symptoms appear. 3. LVH may be a factor in determining treatment or diagnosis for other conditions like IHD (ischemic heart disease), Aortic stenosis, systemic hypertension, cardiomyopathy, hyper dynamic circulation. 4. please Consult with a Cardiologist who will work up the case for further follow-up and management. 5. Echo will help in determining the type of LVH: concentric or eccentric. 6. Diet: . salt restricted diet [choose low sodium or Losalt ] . maintain ideal body weight. . limit alcohol to moderation and quit smoking . 30 minutes of active physical exercise [avoid which raises blood pressure] . eat fresh fruits and vegetables