Myocarditis disease causes inflammation of the cardiac muscle in patients. The inflammation weakens and enlarges one’s heart, creates various scar tissues and forces the heart to work very hard in circulating both oxygen and blood in different regions of the body.

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A major problem associated with myocarditis is that it affects almost every individual, including children, young adults and even in some cases infants. Moreover, myocarditis affects a large number of young athletes, especially those entering puberty to up to 30 years age. Another unique aspect about myocarditis is that it affects males two times as compared to females.

Natural Remedies For Myocarditis

Strictly Avoid Your Involvement in any Strenuous Activity

While your heart recovers from the problem of myocarditis, you should strictly avoid your involvement in any strenuous activity, such as heavy weight lifting, intensive form of aerobic exercise and other similar types of activities, which force your heart to beat at a relatively fast rate.

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In addition, you should discuss with your cardiologist about resuming your strenuous or aerobic physical activities. In most of the cases, doctors recommend avoiding intensive exercises for a period of 3 months to 6 months. However, the exact amount of time depends solely on the severity of your symptoms related to myocarditis.(1)

Follow A Heart Healthy And Low Sodium Diet Plan

Whole grains, green veggies, high fiber fruits, fat-free type of dairy products and lean sources of protein are the few key elements associated with heart healthy diet. Moreover, you should strictly avoid foods, which contain trans-fats, saturated fats, added or artificial sugars and salt/sodium.

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According to experts, you should make sure limiting the intake of sodium to only 2000mg in a day or as per the recommendations given by your cardiologist and general physician both. Other than this, you should strictly avoid the consumption of processed meats in the form of deli meats or bacon, pastries, fries, chips, sweetened beverages, ice creams and similar others.(1)

Reduce Your Alcohol Intake And Stop Smoking

Alcohol interferes with the medicines you intake for the treatment of myocarditis and in some cases, may result in various undesirable side effects, including the problem of nausea and dizziness. Even in some cases, alcohol intake results in the increase of blood pressure and makes the condition worse to cause heart failure. In this situation, your doctor may advice you stop drinking until and unless your heart recovers properly in case you have sustained permanent heart-related damage.

On the other side, cigarette or tobacco smoking results in severe damage of your heart and circulatory system both, while at the same time, it causes harm to your entire health. Hence, you should stop cigarette smoking to achieve a faster recovery of your myocarditis problem.(1)

Viral infections are the prime causes of myocarditis problem in humans. Inflammation in this case takes place at the time of infection and in turn, puts stress on the patient’s heart and it remains even the patient overcomes from the respective viral infection. Furthermore, myocarditis takes place from other contagious diseases, including the bacterial infections and cancer problems. This is because; exposure to various environment-related toxins range from metallic poisons to spider as well as snake venom.

A small group of people experiencing autoimmune conditions may develop the problem of giant cell myocarditis. This variation of the disease also causes rapid deterioration but responds to the treatment successfully, if the patient undergoes with diagnose at the early phase.

Conclusion

To conclude, we should say that natural remedies, like for instance a heart-healthy diet plan are effective to deal with the problem of myocarditis effectively.

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Sheetal DeCaria MD

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Last Modified On: May 23, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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