CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
The most common cause of heart failure is CHD (Congestive heart failure). In CHD, the blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced as a result of narrowing of the coronary arteries leading to limited supply of oxygen to the heart. In CHD the heart is unable to pump sufficient amount of blood to meet the needs of all areas and organs in the body.
High in bad fats and sugar diet, nutritional deficiencies, stressful lifestyle and lack of physical inactivity lead to high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. These factors lead to insufficient production of ATP, the energy that fuels the heart progressively and gradually weaken the heart muscle eventually triggering Congestive heart failure or slow and inefficient blood supply in the heart.
Congestive heart failure is one of the most devastating forms of cardiovascular disease and it is very common in the UK. In US almost 6 million people are affected by this condition.
Research suggests that those who are diagnosed with CHD have a 50/50 chance of being dead within five years!
However, although the odds don’t look good there are excellent ways able to change them. It is true that drugs such as popular statins may be effective but they lead to dangerous side effects. On the other hand, there are natural remedies that are very effective and harmless at the same time.
One of the best supplements able to significantly reduce the risk of death from CHD is CoQ10 which is essential for transferring energy from food into ATP molecules. Studies show that supplementation with CoQ10 strengthens heart and supports vascular function, and prevents damage from cardiovascular disease.
CoQ10 helps prevent low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from oxidizing and from triggering arterial plaque formation.20 2016 study on patients with heart failure demonstrated a dramatic outcome of 50% reduction in heart attacks and strokes in response to proper CoQ10 supplementation.
According to another study heart attack survivors who took 120 mg of CoQ10 on a daily basis for one year significantly raised beneficial HDL cholesterol while reducing the risk of heart attacks and rate of total cardiac events by 45 %.
It also looks like adding aged (black) garlic to CoQ10 may lead to even better results as according to one experiment participants who took a combination of 120 mg of CoQ10 and 1,200 mg of aged garlic extract every day for one year had four times lower atherosclerosis progression! At the same time the markers of atherosclerosis-promoting inflammation were significantly reduced.
Studies also demonstrated that CoQ10 is effective in addressing causes of endothelial dysfunction (especially prevalent in diabetics) of the very thin interior cell layer lining of arteries (endothelium), which is a regarded as a major early risk factor for the cardiovascular disease development of atherosclerosis and.21,22 For instance, according to one study supplementation with 200 mg a day of CoQ10 significantly increased arterial endothelial function in patients with diabetes after a period of only 12 weeks. In patients with mild-to-moderate heart failure, 300 mg a day of CoQ10 improved endothelial function 38%, an effect comparable with that of exercise training.
CoQ10 is safe and is regarded as the most vital supplement that everyone should take to support cardiovascular energy management.
Apart from CoQ10 there are other excellent herbal formulas and supplements which used together with Q10 and improved diet and lifestyle will lead to recovery:
– HeartMax Omega 3 EPA/DHA > – an excellent formula containing all best heart remedies
Due to the fact that we gradually lose CoQ10 with age and because most of us do not get enough of CoQ10 from food some experts recommend that even relatively healthy individuals under 60 should take 30mg of oil-based Ubiquinone form of CoQ10 every day.
However, Supplementation of CoQ10 for those who are over 60 or those who are on statins should be increased to 100 – 200 mg a day as this very popular drug (statins) greatly increase the risk of CoQ10 deficiency. Some specialists maintain that the use of statins can reduce the production of CoQ10 in our body by 50% within only two weeks!
In order to learn more details about how to recover from CHF using natural methods, proper diet and remedies go to CHOLESTEROL, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, HEART DISEASES, STROKE >
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