Did you know our hearts beats (expands and contracts) 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood on an average. Amazing! Right?
Quite a dare! This daunting task is performed by your little organ (heart) on daily basis. Over 70 years, an average human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times!
In this post, we shall guide you on — How to deal with sudden onset of heart attack. Do follow these easy home remedies. We are positive if you follow these remedies, you can manage your heart health well.
What is heart attack?
In layman language, a heart attack usually occurs when blood clot or clots blocks blood flow to the heart. Without sufficient blood, the tissues lose oxygen and hence dies.
Why is heart important?
Heart is the center of our cardiovascular system. It is similar to a generator that pumps electricity. With every movement of the heart called heart beat, we feel alive. The heart pumps blood through the blood vessels. Blood supplies the body with oxygen and necessary nutrients. It is therefore imperative to keep your heart in best of its health.
Atherosclerosis starts with damage to the Endothelium.
This happens due to high blood pressure, smoking, too much intake of alcohol, rise in cholesterol. This damage damage leads to the formation of plaque. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. When bad cholesterol crosses over the damaged endothelium, the cholesterol enters the wall of the artery creating further nuisance.
Your arteries are the lanes to your blood. When it gets hardened and narrowed, that is when heart attack or stroke occurs!
Protect your heart Health!
High blood pressure, smoking and too much cholesterol and triglycerides cause the damage to your arteries. Other factors that contribute to this condition are junk eating habits, lack of exercise, diabetes, stress, obesity. Did you know that Men are at greater risk especially those with big bellies.
A heart attack hits a person about every 43 seconds. Many people believe that the symptoms of a heart attack are inevitable, clear but in fact they can be subtle and occasionally confusing with other conditions.
If blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked due to the plaque build up as discussed above, you may have Angina (Chest pain or discomfort) or a heart attack.
However, before an attack our body always gives us early warnings where we can save ourselves quickly from heart blockage:
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath is another signal your body can send before a heart attack due to the reduce blood flow and the narrowed arteries mainly the lungs did not receive the needed blood in order to work properly. Since the lungs and the heart function together if a function of one of them is impeded it will affect the other body.
Chest discomfort or pressure
Please pay attention to any chest discomfort you come across on daily basis. If the discomfort is recurring or originates in the Center of the chest, seek medical attention. Also, note does it subside while resting and reoccur when you are active? Such symptoms should be carefully monitored. These signs of blockage may occur hours even weeks before an acute heart attack.
Pain in arms,Back, Neck or Jaw
Now, this type of pain is far more common in women than in men.
It may confuse women who expect their pain to be focused on their chest and left arms. Any pain in the back or jaw that is gradual or sudden, should be monitored. Do not let it grow intensely unbearable. If you are asleep, the sudden pain may wake you up. You should note and report any “not so common or unexplained” symptoms in any part of your body above your waist to your healthcare provider.
Wondering how can stomach pain be related to heart attack? It is quite often that people mistake stomach pain that signals a heart attack with heart burn, indigestion, flu of the stomach or an ulcer.
At times, women experience severe abdominal pressure that feels like someone pinching and hitting your stomach hard. Do discuss any such symptoms with your doctor.
Cold and Flu
Do not take your common cold and Flu lightly if it exceeds a week.There are evidences and studies that a lot of people had suffered from cold and flu just prior to a heart attack. So, deal with the nasty cold and cough before it takes charge of you!
visit our article for learning on how to deal with a nasty cold and flu.
This has been reported by many people who have suffered their first attack. This symptom can indicate that you have poor blood circulation which affects the brain and heart and slows it down. if you are feeling faint, light – headed or dizzy it may be due to a reduction of blood flow to the brain. hence, any such symptoms should be reported to your health care provider
Do you rest enough and still feel drained? Some people who have had heart attacks in the past reported feeling extremely tired, even when they did not move much or had been sitting idle.
Sweating is good as it flushes out the toxins and waste from your body but if you are not regularly exercising, and sweat more or profusely, it could be an early sign of heart problem.
Let’s make notes of some of the nutritional blockbusters or home remedies that fight Atherosclerosis and reduce your chances of an attack:
Garlic has been reported to have worked like magic to promote heart health. Eat fresh garlic clove every day in the morning. Having it raw will be more beneficial. Garlic contains sulfur compounds. This herb does not only help to control raised cholesterol and triglycerides but also lowers blood pressure. Remember to please consult your doctor or healthcare provider if you are on medication for any other health issue.
Alfalfa leaves contain essential vitamins including the entire range of B-vitamins, A, D, E and K. Drink a glass of juice of Alfalfa leaves. It helps to treat cardiovascular diseases and also blocks the absorption of cholesterol for a good heart health.
This super spicy pepper is known to prevent heart attack in less than 5 minutes and also this method works to save lives in the long run. Cayenne pepper is the most effective remedy for avoiding a heart attack. For this, you only need one tablespoon of cayenne pepper and a glass of warm water. Boil some water and then put the pepper, cover and let it stand for a while. Once it is ready, have it. If emergency strikes, it is taken at once with hot water and you can use it only once. If you are allergic to pepper, kindly refrain from using it.
Beans are high on protein and certainly fat-free. It does not contain any cholesterol and is loaded with necessary fiber, iron, calcium, and potassium. Diet including beans may reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers too. SO, make beans your friend and have it regularly to prevent the heart attack.
Lemon, Ginger, Garlic mix
What a powerful combination of superfoods! Take few lemon slices and a blender jar, add lemon slices and ginger pieces and few garlic cloves to it and then start blending. After blending this mixture in a pan, add 1-liter water in it and then boil it 10-15 minutes. Drink this mixture a glass every day twice a day on an empty stomach. After boiling filter this mixture and let the drink cool down before serving.
It helps to treat congestion of the arteries and enhance the immune system and cleanse the liver which prevents a heart attack.
Olive oil and Lemon
Olive oil is abundant in healthy fatty acids which regulate and improve blood flow. These fatty acids are beneficial for eliminating bad cholesterol levels.
Lemon juice on its own is rich in vitamin C and many other vitamins and minerals. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is extremely good for your heart. Take one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice and mix them well. Drink this mixture on empty stomach early morning.
This amazing combination can prevent the heart attack. It also helps in dealing with Arthritis and improves liver and gall bladder function.
I am in love with this spice! Turmeric commonly used in Indian household has an active ingredient called curcumin that helps to maintain heart problems by reducing cholesterol. It helps reduce Plaque buildup and clot formation. It also helps lower bad cholesterol and contains anti-inflammatory properties. Use turmeric regularly in cooking your favorite dish. You can also add one tablespoon of turmeric in a cup of boil water or milk. Drink it once or twice daily for few months and share your results with us.
Blueberries and the others from berry family are powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation. It also contains high levels of Vitamin C and Potassium that helps regulate blood pressure maintain and contribute to a healthier heart!
Say yes to Nuts!
Did you know that consuming nuts can work wonders for your heart as well?
This can help lower overall cholesterol levels as it contains a great balance of monounsaturated fats as compared to saturated fats. Walnuts and other varieties of Nuts like almonds are extremely beneficial for heart health as they are crammed up with magnesium. It is better to have organic and salt-free nuts. It is a great choice for evening snack as well. So, grab it next time when you think of protecting your heart and skin.
These wonderful tiny seeds are low on calorie, high on fiber and contain omega-3 fatty acids. You should definitely add chia seeds to your regular diet. This helps reduce your chances of developing atherosclerosis and reduces plaque buildup in your arteries.
I love this delicious delicacy. These yummy fruits reduce bad cholesterol and strengthen your immune too. High on antioxidant, avocados should be a perfect addition to your daily diet.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Need I say any more?
Apple contains pectin, that helps block the absorption of cholesterol in the body. At the same time due to its high fiber content it helps eliminates excess cholesterol and toxin from the bloodstream.
NOTE – Healthy and active lifestyle can also prevent you from an attack. Exercise regularly, Avoid fast foods, Quit smoking, and avoid high saturated fats like biscuits, cakes, hard cheese, cream, ghee, butter. Take adequate sleep to help build immune.
Cheers to good health!