PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION
by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 17, 2023
WHAT IS PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION ?
- Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. It occurs when the small arteries in the lungs become narrowed, blocked or damaged making it harder for blood to flow through. This increased pressure can strain the right side of the heart and lead to symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pain.
CAUSES OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION :
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be idiopathic (of unknown cause), hereditary or associated with various conditions such as:
- Connective tissue diseases
- Congenital heart diseases
- HIV infection
- Liver disease
- Blood clotting disorders
- Chronic lung diseases
- Left heart failure
SYMPTOMS OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION :
Symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can include:
- Shortness of breath, especially during physical activity
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Rapid heartbeat
- Dizziness or fainting
- Swelling (edema) in the ankles and legs
- Bluish discoloration of lips or skin (cyanosis)
DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION :
The diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) typically involves a combination of medical history review, physical examination and various tests. Common diagnostic steps include:
- Medical History and Physical Exam.
- Blood Tests: Blood tests can be conducted to check for conditions that can contribute to PAH, such as connective tissue diseases or clotting disorders.
- Imaging Studies: Tests like echocardiogram and chest X-rays can help assess the heart and lung function.
- Pulmonary Function Tests: These tests measure lung function and help determine if an underlying lung condition is contributing to PAH.
- Right Heart Catheterization: This is a key diagnostic procedure where a thin tube (catheter) is inserted into the pulmonary artery to directly measure pressure in the heart and lungs.
- CT or MRI Scans: These imaging studies can provide detailed pictures of the heart and lungs, helping to identify any structural abnormalities.
AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION
Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine, offer supportive measures for individuals with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
- Dietary Recommendations: Emphasizing a balanced and wholesome diet with an emphasis on foods that promote respiratory health, such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Herbal Remedies: Certain herbs for cardiovascular benifits can be recommended, such as :
- Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
- Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa)
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Lifestyle Modifications: Ayurveda often emphasizes lifestyle factors, including stress management through practices like yoga and meditation.
- Panchakarma: This is a detoxification process in Ayurveda that aims to purify the body.
- Patra potli pind sweda
CAC TREATMENT FOR PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION
PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION CARE KIT
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides you the all over management of this condition with natural herbs and medicines. We introduce ‘Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Care Kit’, which can be treated left-sided failure using medicines like – Navaka Guggulu, Panchasakar churna, Detox premium powder, Trikatu tablet.
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
- Nerve up tablet:
These tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation. Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha. It acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in Backache, knee pain, headache, bronchitis, depression. It shows carminative, analgesics, and anti-inflammatory medicinal properties to prevent several health problems. It reduces the cholesterol level in the body naturally especially triglycerides & provide good results in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.
- Cough Go Tablets:
These herbal tablets are beneficial in cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. Cough Go Tablets are ayurvedic formulation containing Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), etc. All these ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, & expectorant properties. This is very beneficial in fever due to phlegm and treats the chronic cough. It helps in reducing cough, headache, rhinitis, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
- Panchasakar Churna:
This is an ayurvedic remedy that mainly consists of five ingredients like Shunti, Haritaki, Pippali, Trivrit, and Sauvarchala lavana. It mainly acts as a Vata-kaphahara. By its detoxification properties it helps in elimination of the toxins from the body and reduces swelling of ankles, legs, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful daily with warm water at bedtime.
- Kapha Powder:
This powder contains a mixture of natural herbs that are very beneficial in reducing the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. The powder contains – Gandhak rasayan, Yavakshar, Shwet parpati, Sudhyog, Jahar mohra etc. This formulation mainly helps in reducing the chest pain, fatigue, dizziness, chronic cough, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
- Trikatu Tablet:
Trikatu tablet stimulates the enzyme activity that is responsible for healthy digestion. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. Ayurveda for enhancing effects and increasing the absorption of Ayurvedic medicine. Other properties of the tablet have an anti-inflammatory, fat burner, hypolipidemic, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily before meal.
- Makar rasayan:
It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, guduchi satva, shudha shilajeet, ras sindoor, moonga bhasma, shankh bhasma, praval pishti etc. These ingredients shows antioxidant, aphrodisiac, analgesic and immune modulator properties. It helps to rejuvenate body tissues and act as an immune modulator, Immunity booster, Improves vitality, improves the overall health of an individual, Act on Central Nervous System, Help reduces stress and anxiety.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.