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You will have to describe your symptoms to your doctor in order for him or her to diagnose which heart disease you have, if any. An examination will then take place along with listening to the heart itself for clues.If heart disease is suspected, further tests will be performed.
It is best to seek conventional medical treatments if there is any suspected heart disease. Alternative remedies should also be used but as supplements or in addition to your conventional treatment.The basis of conventional care is the use of drugs and surgery as well as to help make the correct changes to your diet and lifestyle.Relaxation - Focus on techniques to help the body to relax and reduce stress and consequently avoid, control or prevent heart disease. Relaxation reduces stress, and stress has been identified as a likely risk factor for coronary heart disease.Chinese Medicine - Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine generally view heart disease as arising from heart weakness or blocked energy flow. Depending on the symptoms, standard treatment would involve prescribed herbal remedies plus massage, acupuncture, and dietary recommendations.Herbal Therapies - The plant world is full of herbs that can affect the heart. The therapeutic properties of some have been tested and trialed with positive results.The effects of others, such as motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium), are not as well researched yet perhaps no less effective. Certain herbs, such as foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) and lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis), contain compounds that make them particularly potent. Because of their potentially dangerous side effects, they should be administered only by a Professional.Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) is a highly effective heart healer. However, any herbal treatment of the heart should be supervised by a Health Professional and approved by your doctor.
You should make certain adjustments to your lifestyle if you want to avoid this disease:* If you smoke, quit.* exercise* drink alcohol in moderationDietary ConsiderationsIt is vitally important that your diet is low in fat and salt, high in fibre.There are also specific vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, such as magnesium, potassium, niacin (vitamin B3), many other B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine (an amino acid), and the fatty acids in fish oils, that specifically protect against heart and arterial disease.Prevention* Eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains, and fewer foods that are salty, high in fat, or fried.* Exercise regularly* Drink alcohol in moderation, if you do drink.* Don't smoke.* Learn to control stress.When to seek further professional advice* you experience unusual chest pain, particularly if it persists or recurs.* if your heat beat is consistently irregular .* you become suddenly dizzy, light headed, weak, or faint.