Home Remedies Series – Angina

– Difference between blood demand and supply. Though demand is normal, supply of blood to the heart decreases due to narrowing of arteries or obstructive coronary vascular disease
– Fatty deposits on the blood vessels of the heart causing restriction of regular or required blood flow to the heart causing reduced blood supply to the heart
– Formation of blood clots that may partially or fully block the artery
– Other causes include: uncontrolled blood pressure, diabetes, anemia, polycythemia, heavy smoking or use of cocaine, heavy meals, physical exertion, emotional stress, diseases related to thyroid glands and other types of heart diseases

Remedies for Angina

– Initiating lifestyle modifications such as: eating healthy and well balanced meals, quitting smoking, exercising regularly and being physically active. It is also advisable to lose weight incase of obesity
– Treating existing disorders that may lead to angina such as: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other heart related conditions
– Medicines and other options in surgery are also available to treat angina in serious cases

Diet for Angina

– Avoid eating cholesterol rich food and consuming light and preferably vegetarian foods
– Boost intake of Vitamin A, C and E rich foods to prevent and control the onset of angina
– Intake of vegetables, fruits and whole grains ensure your body receives the required nutrients

Other suggestions and Tips

– A regular exercise program as supervised or indicated by the doctor
– Follow a weight-loss program for over-weight or obese persons
– Regular check to maintain levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes
– Avoid stress and ensure a relaxed sleep
– Eat a well balanced, cholesterol free meal