Misunderstood terms about the heart

Appropriate herbs &/or supplements:

Herbs:  there are a variety of herbs that address different types of cardio (& other health) conditions.  For instance, herbs that help the entire cardio system from cholesterol to hi blood pressure to arteriosclerosis to liver/kidney etc and then there herbs that are good for specific issues:  heart valves or strengthening the membrane of the vascular system or thinning or building the blood, etc


Supplements:  again there a variety of supplements that may help you.  However, determining a good one can be difficult :

  • do they have stearates in them; are they full of fillers
  • are they man made (usually mirror images of the real thing) or are they the real thing
  • are they what they claim to be (often Vitamin D3 has 60% D2 in it even though it doesn’t say so & it has magnesium stearates which may will argue : prevent uptake of the active ingredients and is toxic)
  • would you better off with a tincture than taking pills
  • would you better off with a food than taking pills
  • would you better off taking a homeopathic
  • should you be taking a combination

Find a good health practitioner that can determine what is the best for you.  A good alternative practitioner to determine what and how much you need.  Alternative practitioners look at your specific issues in conjunction with the rest of your body and design a protocol specific for you and do not put everyone into one of a few categories.


Symptoms of Heart Failure are:

If you have heart failure, call your doctor if you notice any of these signs:

  • Sudden weight gain (2–3 pounds in one day or 5 or more pounds in one week)
  • Extra swelling in the feet or ankles
  • Swelling or pain in the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath not related to exercise
  • Discomfort or trouble breathing when lying flat
  • Waking up feeling short of breath
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Increased fatigue
  • Mental confusion
  • Loss of appetite