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Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarcation)


About
The death of heart muscle due to the loss of blood supply. The loss of blood supply is usually caused by a complete blockage of a coronary artery, one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart muscle.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Angiotensin, Beta Blockers, Anticoagulants, Calcium, Diuretics and Central adrenergic inhibitors are medications prescribed by doctors for heart disease.
  • Chest pains, indigestion feeling, some are silent are the most common symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Every house hold should have someone who is trained in CPR.
  • Exercise and diet can help prevent arteriosclerosis.
  • Gallbladder attacks, gastro esophageal, and fibromyalgia can be mistaken as a heart attack with chest pains. Always see a doctor if you experience chest pains.
  • Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in women.
  • Heart attacks can be caused by the arteries having spasms and cutting off the flow of blood to the heart.
  • Heart Failure is not the same as a heart attack. A heart attack can lead to heart failure.
  • Other conditions are related to heart attacks like hypertension and circulatory problem and ect.
  • People with heart disease should not take high dosages of Vitamin D, it can be dangerous.
  • You can reduce LDL cholesterol levels with plant sterols and stanols.


Advice
  • Arnica, a homeopathic remedy, can aid in healing after a heart attack.
  • Cleansing and detoxification are important parts of your health routine. Three days of fasting per month is recommended.
  • Find ways to stay relaxed. Lavender, ylang ylang, and sandalwood are essential oils that ease stress and help with relaxation.
  • In case of heart attack: Immediately sit down. Try to keep yourself calm. If the pain continues after a few minutes, call for help and let the other person know you might be having a heart attack. Let someone else drive you to the hospital; do not attempt this on your own. Make sure the emergency assistants have your name and address so they know how to find you. Then call a friend or family member who can come and help you. In order to inhibit a blood clot, chew one aspirin. Nitroglycerine tablets should be taken in five minute increments (limit intake to three tablets). If someone is able to be with you and provide assistance, they should monitor your pulse and breathing. CPR should be used if breathing stops. Once you have been examined, if it was a false alarm, have your doctor assess the possibility of a future heart attack occurring.
  • Stay away from smoke and refrain from smoking yourself.
  • The following tests are recommended for those who want to assess their risk for heart attack: Antibodies for H. pylori and C. pneumoniae; antioxidant level; C-reactive protein (CRP); Fibrinogen level; Cholesterol levels (LDL and HDL); homocysteineee level; Lipoprotein a) (Lp[a]); Thyroid hormone level; and Triglyceride level.
  • Those who have had a heart attack and those who are at risk for having a heart attack should eat a well-balanced diet. Include a lot of fiber in your diet. Whole-grain breakfast cereals are the best source of fiber. Include fruits and leafy green vegetables in your diet so you get enough vitamin B6 and B12. Breakfast cereals, beans, chickpeas, asparagus, and spinach provide you with needed folic acid. Brewer's yeast, sesame seeds, almonds, and grains are beneficial. Include red onions in your diet. Fresh vegetable juices are recommended, along with sea vegetables and kelp. Only steam-distilled water is acceptable. Stay away from red meat, sugars, white flour, salt, coffee, black tea, fried foods, colas, and other stimulants. Soy protein can help reduce cholesterol. Alcohol should be used sparingly. Barley water can promote healing.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Choline and Inositol
Importance: Very High
Comments: These supplements help to eliminate fat from the liver and bloodstream.
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Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances flow of oxygen to the heart muscle. Could help in the prevention of additional heart attacks.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Very High
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Enhances circulation. Blood thinner. Decreases risk of clots.
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Selenium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Lack of selenium may contribute to heart disease.
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Grape seed
Importance: Very High
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Use with phosphatidyl choline for best results.
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Acetyl-L-carnitine or L-carnitine plus L-cysteine and L-methionine
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases levels of blood lipids. Boosts cellular glutathione and coenzyme 10. Prevents lipid peroxidation. Helps break down fats, protecting against fatty buildup in the arteries. Enhances circulation to the heart.
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Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy heart rhythm and blood pressure. Chelate form is recommended.
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Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy heart rhythm and blood pressure. Chelate form is recommended.
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Chromium
Importance: High
Comments: Increases levels of HDL, good cholesterol.
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Essential fatty acids (primrose oil and salmon oil are recommended)
Importance: High
Comments: Keeps heart muscles safe and healthy.
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Garlic
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy heart. Enhances circulation. Lowers high blood pressure.
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Multienzyme complex
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances digestive process. Protects against heartburn.
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Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: High
Comments: Eases inflammation. Protects arteries from free radical damage.
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Sea mussel
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy cardiovascular, endocrine, and lymphatic systems.
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Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Protects arteries from free radical damage. Emulsion form is easiest for body to use quickly.
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Beta carotene
Importance: High
Comments: Forerunner of Vitamin A.
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Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances effectiveness of thiamine. Balances with copper. Chelate form is recommended.
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Copper
Importance: High
Comments: Lack of copper can contribute to heart disease.
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Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances flow of oxygen to heart tissue.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: B vitamins enhance each other.
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Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Lack of thiamine in the heart muscle can contribute to heart disease.
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Vitamin B12
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Lack of vitamin B12 can contribute to heart disease.
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Folic acid
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Lack of folic acid can contribute to heart disease.
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Pycnogenol
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Negates free radicals. Improves effectiveness of vitamin C. Fortifies connective tissue and cardiovascular system.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Blood thinner. Protects against blood clots and free radical damage.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Black Cohosh, Oat Straw, Passionflower, Valerian Root, Skullcap, and Wood Betony
Type: Internal
Purposes: These six herbs contain flavonoids that act as natural sedatives and stimulates the brain to produce endorphins, thus inducing a feeling of calm that is believed to help regulate arrhythmias.
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Butcher's Broom, Hawthorn Berries and leaf, Motherwort, and Red Sage
Type: Internal
Purposes: These four herbs contain properties that are said to make the heart stronger.
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Cordyceps
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cordyceps reportedly lowers serum cholesterol and triglycerides. This action inhibits cholesterol plaques in the arteries, that helps to promote overall circulation, thus helping to combat a heart attack.
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Gotu Kola, Primrose, and Rosemary
Type: Internal
Purposes: These herbs stimulate circulation and act as mild sedatives that promotes a calming effect in the body that is beneficial in managing angina.
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Turmeric (Curcumin)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Turmeric contains curcumin and is beneficial for its anti-inflammatory properties that is said to lower cholesterol.
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Alfalfa, borage Seed, Horsetail, Nettle, and pau d'arco
Type: Internal
Purposes: These five herbs have beneficial qualities such as silica in horsetail that maintains the elastic connective tissue of the arteries. Alfalfa leaves reduce blood cholesterol levels borage Seed, Nettle, and Pau d'arco contains valuable minerals and essential fatty acids needed for proper cardiovascular function.
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Cayenne (capsicum), Ginger Root, and Ginkgo Biloba
Type: Internal
Purposes: Ginkgo Biloba is said to reduce heart attacks due to its ability to improve blood flow to other vital areas of the body, which may prevent the blood cots that cause them. Ginger is a natural blood thinner and it is thought that it aids in the prevention of strokes, heart attacks, and hardening of the arteries. Cayenne is also believed to regulate heart and blood pressure. All three of these herbs have properties that help to reduce pain.
Cautions: If taking blood thinning medications consult your physician before taking ginkgo biloba.
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Green Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Green tea is rich in natural antioxidants and it is believed by the Chinese to revitalize and prolong life. It has been stated that drinking 10 to 20 cups of tea a day may protect against heart disease as well as other illnesses.
Cautions: If taking blood thinning medications consult your physician before taking green tea in capsule form. Vitamin K induces blood clotting and green tea capsules contain large amounts of Vitamin K.
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