Common Heart Diseases

Heart is one of those major organs of the body, on which depends the life. Out of all the important organs, people are more conscious about this organ. Upon diagnosis of a heart related ailment, they become excessively cautious and worried. This is because the heart can fail suddenly, leaving no time for evacuation to a hospital. In certain cases, by the time the medical care is available the patient passes away. Therefore, becoming careful is fine, one should, but undue worry is not required. It can only aggravate the problem.

Common Complaints

There are many diseases/ailments related with heart. Some of the common complaints are Angina Pectoris, Coronary Thrombosis, Tachycardia, Bradycardia, Excessive (even violent) Palpitation, Hypertension (not necessarily due to a heart disease), Hypotension (not necessarily due to a heart disease), Ischemic Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Dilation (enlargement or hypertrophy of heart) which is usually the result of persistent hypertension, pain and uneasiness in heart area, Atrophy of heart, High systolic pressure with a comparatively low diastolic pressure, diseases related with valves including stenosis and regurgitation, Septal Defect (mostly by birth, found in children), Endocarditis, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Heart Murmur and Dyspnea or palpitation on little exertion etc.

Each disease has its own symptoms associated with it but at times there may be no visible symptom. I have seen a patient (over 50 years of age) of coronary thrombosis playing cricket regularly but feeling nothing abnormal. The condition was detected during a thorough medical check up when he had it done thinking that since he has crossed 50 years of age, he should have himself checked up. So, while the symptoms are a good indication of what is happening, clinical tests may be necessary for diagnosis in certain cases. Take care of your heart but do not worry or be too much conscious of it. Have your medical check up done for timely information if anything unwanted is brewing.

Coronary thrombosis is a common condition found mainly in those who eat meat in excess particularly fried and roasted meat. Spicy food, acidic drinks, excessive use of tea and coffee, and food containing too much of fats have also been found to contribute towards this ailment. Some years back "heart bypass surgery" was perhaps the only quick cure for coronary thrombosis available with orthodox medical system but in the recent years new techniques have come up that can cure it. Coronary thrombosis can also be effectively cleared by homeopathic medicines as well as simple home remedies.