Once the cold season and extreme low temperatures get stabilized, not only respiratory diseases but also problems like flu and cold can affect the human body. In the cold season, there exist the conditions of weak immunity and appearance of a number of chronic conditions. People diagnosed with heart diseases and those with diabetes or anemia are more prone to affect with cold season. Cold weather causes modifications in blood composition, which may get thicken as well as there may be the risk of blockage of blood vessels due to high content of fat. In addition, cold conditions may decrease the white blood cell count (cells of defense) and antibodies. During the cold season, one of the most common problems in people suffering from cardiac conditions is cardiac decompensation due to intercurrent respiratory infections. The presence of fever and infectious condition increase heart activity, resulting in increasing oxygen consumption by myocardial cells. In this case, the infection is a factor that triggers an episode of decompensation of preexisting heart failure. Hence, prevention of intercurrent respiratory problem is an efficient measure than their treatment, because in the latter case, it becomes difficult in the persons with patient with multiple associated diseases.
Also, we should not forget about the patients with arterial and venous circulation disorders of the inferior membrane as chronic ischemic pain is a predisposing factor in the occurrence of chilblains even at temperatures around 0°C. Superinfection of these lesions is a real therapeutic problem, so the recommendation of avoiding the appearance is mandatory. Patients with ischemic heart disease, peripheral circulatory disorders and cardiac insufficiency are advised to avoid worsening of these diseases by limiting the contact with the cold air and cold atmosphere as much as possible and compliance with minimum preventive measures.
However, affected persons may comply with a number of measures to prevent the worsening of the condition. First, heart patients should avoid the exposure to cold temperatures or more specifically, to avoid outings in early morning and late evening, limited exercise during the cold period because the cold may increase blood pressure, people may be prone to suffer a coronary spasm (mild heart attack or stroke). In case, if outing is not possible to be avoided, it is recommended that the transition from inside to outside temperature should not be sudden. The transition from inside to outside and vice versa can be done with an intermediate passage (the person can wait a few moments at the building stairs, for example.). The human body needs a constant temperature of 36-37 °C for the proper functioning of organs and their other mechanisms. When the body is exposed to cold weather/atmosphere, it strives to cope with low temperatures. Therefore, once a person leaves the house, the person is indicated to be well dressed with warm clothes and to protect the respiratory airways to prevent the entry of cold air with a scarf wrapped around the neck, covering mouth as well as nose.
Cardiac patients are advised to always have nitroglycerin tablets permanently with them, in their pocket while going outside, and if they feel some kind of heart trouble, it is better to sit on the sidewalk or on a bench and sublingually administer a nitroglycerin tablet. Among the preventive measures to be followed by this category of patients include: daily consumption of 2 liters of fluid and reduction in the consumption of salt and salty foods, some animal fats. Additionally, the diet should include lentils, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, salmon, mackerel, beef, chicken, goose or rabbit meat, skim milk, cottage cheese or fresh cheese. Fruits are also recommended, especially citrus fruits as they are rich in vitamin C.
Natural remedies suitable for this period are those that maintain the quality of blood and ensure the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
To maintain the quality of blood, we recommend brand Ayurmed natural dietary supplement MARGUSA. This dietary supplement contains two of the most popular herbs with cleansing and antioxidant properties, namely Azadirachta indica and Glycyrrhiza glabra. This combination ensures the product with a powerful effects on liver detoxification, blood cleansing, providing anti-inflammatory benefits, effectively relieving joint pain. MARGUSA invigorates and energizes the body and helps to boost the immune system. This natural supplement is administered in doses of 1-2 tablets 2-3 times daily, 30 minutes before meals, contributing to better liver and blood purification, skin health, providing anti-inflammatory, immuno-stimulating and regenerating effects.
Ayurmed brand natural dietary supplement LYON HEART helps maintain the normal functionality of the heart by increasing the strength and efficiency of cardiac muscle contraction by normalizing heart rate and reducing coronary spasms. LYON HEART improves coronary circulation which is essential to avoid angina pectoris. Has diuretic and sedative effect, thus contributing to normalize high blood pressure. Regenerating, adaptation to stress and hypolipidemic effects of the product contribute to its efficiency. LYON HEART contains: Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna), Rosa centifolia (Rose, Satapatrika), Withania somnifera (Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha) Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Tribulus terrestris (Gokhru).
Ayurmed brand natural dietary supplement PRESSURE DOWN contains herbs that help normalize high blood pressure by reducing vascular spasms, improving heart activity, expelling excess of water from the body, calming nervous system and improving the body’s ability to adapt to stress.
PRESSURE DOWN also has regenerating, immuno-stimulant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying benefits. The natural dietary supplement contains herbs like Tribulus terrestris (Gokhru), Withania somnifera (Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha), Allium sativum (Garlic), Leptadenia reticulata (Jivanti). The systematic use of natural herbal remedies associated with allopathic cardiovascular medication attenuates the secondary effects and can lead to dose reduction which is necessary for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.