If you think you’re having a heart attack or having heart attack symptoms: Call 911! However, natural remedies can be helpful at helping to prevent heart attacks or in speeding recovery.
What is a Heart Attack?
A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs as the blood flow is blacked through the coronary artery – the vessel responsible for transferring blood to the heart muscle. The disruption in flow is typically the result of a blood clot and causes the debilitating pain associated with a heart attack. As the attack occurs and the flow of blood is ceased, damage can occur and even destroy a segment of the heart muscle.
Heart Attack Symptoms
The symptoms of a heart attack vary, especially between men and women; however, several common symptoms have been identified. The most indicative signs of a heart attack include intense pressure, tightness or pain in the chest which is often paired with a squeezing or aching sensation that radiates through the chest to the arms, neck, jaw or back.
Additional symptoms include nausea, indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, sweating, anxiety, fatigue, disrupted sleep, lightheadedness and dizziness.
A heart attack is caused by a disruption in the flow of blood to the heart. Several factors are responsible for this type of block. A blood clot and development of atherosclerosis are just two causes of a heart attack. Additionally spasm of the coronary artery can cease the flow of blood to the heart. This disruption is often cause by drugs or substance abuse.
Natural Heart Attack Treatment and Recovery Remedies
The treatment plan and recovery process from a heart attack are dependent upon the severity and cause of an attack.
Nonetheless, several natural treatment options aid in better overall recovery as well as decreased recovery time.
Effective heart attack treatment and prevention revolves around maintaining the overall health of the body and heart.
Apple cider vinegar, honey and garlic can be used to fight infection and support recovery. Cayenne and molasses are also important treatment options. Likewise, lifestyle changes such as eating a heart healthy diet, exercising properly and avoiding stress support recovery and prevent recurrence of heart related issues.
Below, discover more remedies and treatment protocols from Earth Clinic readers.