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Effect of Diabetes on Heart

One of the demerits of diabetes is that it affects various body functions. The body is directly degenerating in diabetes due to various physical functions. Lets us see how the increased amount of blood sugar affects various body functions:

It is directly related to atherosclerotic particles or excessive blood clotting which could cause heart attack. In simple words it means the arteries providing blood to the heart of a diabetic patient is more prone to get clogged or damaged in comparison with a healthy person. In comparison to those, who do carry the chances of being a diabetic but are not suffering from it. It happens almost 10 years earlier in the diabetics. The quantity of V.L.D.L Cholesterol and Triglycerides is quite high wherein the quantity of H.D.L. Cholesterol is much less. The standard and healthy level of cholesterol in blood is about 100 – 150 mg per 100 ml.

Due to atherosclerotic particles small granules of fatty acids form in the blood vessels reducing the blood supply and terminally closing the blood vessels or arteries. Patients suffering at this stage have been found to have around 250 mg of cholesterol in blood samples. But only this identification is not enough. As the fear of heart attack is not just because of the amount of cholesterol in the blood but which type of cholesterol is predominant in blood is also important. In common men’s language liver where cholesterol is generated embarks cholesterol particles on the Lipoproteins. Those atoms which carry the cholesterol particles to different body parts are called as V.L.D.L (Very low density lipoproteins) and after delivering their carriage (cholesterol) to their destination these convert into L.D.L (Low density lipoproteins) thus collecting inside our blood vessels. If the H.D.L (High density Lipoproteins) do not scrub them, clearing the blood vessels sending them back to the lever then these L.D.L clog the blood vessels completely.

And so, common sense tells us that the best diet is that which contains more amount of fatty acids which in turn increase the amount of H.D.L’s and reduce L.D.L’s. The chances of heart attack is directly proportional to the ratio of L.D.L. and H.D.L. the ideal level of L.D.L is lower than 120 mg and that of H.D.L should be more than 30 mg per 100 ml. New researches have clarified that even low level of cholesterol with low level of H.D.L. raise risk of heart ailments, especially people over 70 years of age. Tests on animals have confirmed that H.D.L Cholesterol not only stops atherosclerotic cholesterol clots but also repels them and removes them. As far as L.D.L is concerned, it has been found heart arterial ailment and atherosclerotic related stages like N.I.D.D.M and family hyperlipidemia have more quantity of condensed L.D.L in comparison with light L.D.L. heredity, obesity, bad dietary habits or smoking may raise the condense L.D.L.

The relation between condensed L.D.L and atherosclerotic specifies that condense L.D.L is oxygenated more on the fatty acids. In other words, it is important what happens to the fat consumed by us. When the diet lacks in resistant and oxygenation obstructing elements like vitamin ‘A’, ‘C’ and ‘E’ and salts like zinc then there are greater chances of fat dissemination due to free oxygen and hence results in heart attack or paralysis.

The severity of excessive condensed L.D.L is due to delay in the assimilation of triglycerides rich lipoproteins in the blood. A strong connection has been found in between the triglyceride level and heart ailments. And so keep an eye on the L.D.L. and H.D.L. is not enough, but also to keep a check on triglyceride rich fatty clots, which burst easily. High density of blood glucose raise the level of triglycerides too which then leads to decrease in the number of H.D.L. Contrary to this reduction in blood glucose level reduces the total cholesterol and also increases H.D.L cholesterol which helps in reducing the risk of heart ailments.

Diabetic patients suffer from damaged blood arteries due to high blood glucose and thus cholesterol and other dangerous particles present in blood start protruding into body through the burst arterial walls hence clogging the arteries. It leads to thickened arterial walls damaging the internal linings of the arteries and it helps and promotes blood clotting. This is due to uncontrolled diabetes. The blood clot could partially or completely clog the artery. If it is partial clogging then the heart muscles live for some time asking for added blood supply. This pain is called as ‘Angina’ and it increases during hard physical work. The closure of the artery could lead to Heart Attack.

Diabetes patients have typical symptoms of heart arterial ailments. The chest pain may be missing but it may happen in some other body part and may not be conventional. In other patients it is either represented by chest pain, high blood pressure or ‘Arrhythmia’ (irregular heart beat). It has been found that most of the diabetic patients pass away accidentally especially during sleep. This is the reason that diabetics should go for regular checks like E.C.G., blood pressure and if possible then the heart arterial complexities should be resolved on priority.

Hyperinsulinimia found in N.I.D.D.M and insulin resistance is another risk factor in athero-sclerotic cases and also severely damages the arteries. High diabetic patients with high blood pressure are at 40% higher risk to die due to heart attack. High blood pressure happens due to kidney disorder’s which generally happens in neglected cases of diabetes. Many other complications may be present in diabetic patients. Arteries supplying blood to various heart muscles might be clogged partially or completely. When the heart muscle is hurt directly it leads to enlarged heart shape. The heart is like a damaged pump in this stage and is also called as ‘Diabetes Cardiomiopathy’. Swelling of limbs is its primary symptom which happens in the evening only at the beginning, leading to complications in breathing and chest pain even.

As per the prescription letter by ‘Patanjali Yogpeeth’ diabetic patients should use Arjunksheer Paak, Madhunashini Vati, Hridyamrut Vati, Chandraprabha Vati, Moti Pishti, Akeek Pishti, Yogendra Ras and Amrutasat etc. Their quantity must be prescribed by a ayurvedic practitioner only.

Home Remedies Treatment of Diabetes

  1. Diabetes is controlled with consuming juice extracted from cucumber, bitter gourd, tomato one each early in the morning on empty stomach.
  2. The powder of black berry seed, one spoon each twice daily in the morning and evening on empty stomach.
  3. 7 leaves of Neem must be chewed or consumed after making their paste early in the morning on empty stomach also helps in diabetes.
  4. 7 flowers of Sadabahar should be chewed early in the morning and consumed with water for benefits in diabetes.