Diseases of the heart and blood vessels cause disability and death. Over the past decade, mortality from the heart has become very young.
Factors that negatively affect the heart:
- sedentary lifestyle;
- vascular disease;
- diabetes mellitus;
Methods of treatment
In folk medicine, tinctures and decoctions of berries, medicinal herbal preparations, fruits and vegetables are used.
For example, valerian (for stress, nervous tension, brew and drink like tea. The course is 3 months); hawthorn (has a choleretic and diuretic effect, stabilizes the cardiovascular system. The course is a month, 1/3 cup three times a day); Amosovs mixture (honey, dried apricots, walnuts, 2 lemons with peel in equal proportions. The course is a month, a tablespoon a day).
Preventive measures to keep the heart in good shape: monitor weight, control blood pressure, reduce salt, proper nutrition, avoid stress, regular exercise, good sleep, giving up bad habits.
If drug therapy is insufficient, then stenting is used. A container is introduced into the vessel, on which a metal mesh frame is fixed, which takes the desired shape. When introduced into the narrowing site, the balloon is deflated, the stent is fixed on the walls and retains its shape.
In severe cases of atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, transmyocardial laser myocardial revascularization may be offered. The surgeon aims a laser at the affected area, creating channels that give rise to new vessels, providing the myocardium with oxygen.
Bypass surgery is performed to replace damaged vessels with another implant, such as your own leg vein.
There are more and more other methods, for example, external muscle counterpulsation - a method that facilitates the work of the heart and improves the nutrition of the heart muscle, due to increased blood flow in the vessels.
The latest methods of heart treatment: prosthetics, genetic therapy, stem cells (using a catheter, a tiny capsule with stem cells is placed into the damaged heart muscle), pacemakers, an artificial heart, a micropump (implanted in a patient and working together with the heart, providing reliable blood circulation).
Medicine does not stand still and every day there are new medicines and methods of treating the heart. Contact the experts in time.