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How to treat Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a serious condition in the case of people around the age of 60 which requires at most care and rigorous treatment. Various supplements along with lifestyle change the symptoms can ease to a considerable extent.
• This is the condition of the heart wherein the heart literally fails to pump the blood efficiently.
• As a result of which the required amount of oxygen do not get delivered to all parts of the body leading to cell damage and ultimately leading to cell death.
• CHF typically gets worse as time prolongs.
• As blood flow from the heart slows down, the blood returning to the heart backs up, leading to congestion in the tissues.
• This may lead to accumulation of fluid in the lungs causing shortness of breath.

Causes:
• High blood pressure.
• Atherosclerosis.
• Chronic lung disease.
Alcohol consumption over a long period of time.
• Infections of the heart muscle or valves.

Symptoms:
Weakness.
• Fatigue.
• Shortness of breath.
• Severe cough that produces reddish brown sputum.
• Irregular heartbeat.
• Swelling of the extremities mainly the ankles and feet.

Treatment:
• Vitamin C / Vitamin E – 1000mg vitamin C 3 times a day. 500IU vitamin E daily with food. It is advised to consult a doctor if you are taking anticoagulant drugs.
• Coenzyme Q10 – 100mg twice a day with food. Capsules may be more effective than tablets.
• Hawthorn – 100-150mg 3 times a day. It must be standardised to contain 1-3% flavonoids.
• Carnitine – 1000mg L-carnitine twice a day on an empty stomach. For longer usage for more than a month add a mixed amino acid complex as per package instructions.
• Taurine – 500mg L-taurine twice a day on an empty stomach. For longer usage for more than a month add a mixed amino acid complex as per package instructions.
• Magnesium – 400mg twice a day with food. It is advised not to take magnesium if you have kidney related problems.
• Ginkgo biloba – 1000mg twice a day. It must be standardised to contain 24% flavone glycosides.
• Thiamine – 200mg a day. It is nothing but vitamin B1.

Other remedies:
• Take rest and do not undertake heavy exercise.
• Eat foods that need only less energy to digest.
• Salt intake must be reduces.
• Avoid caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.

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