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Myocarditis is a serious damage to the heart muscle, which occurs as a result of inflammation. To him, as a rule, lead to certain negative events that occurred in your body for the last time, and that his inflamed heart muscle, people will know only when symptoms of myocarditis begin to appear there. In the diagnosis of myocarditis is not only important to establish the fact of inflammation of the heart muscle, but also to find the cause. Then it can be solved and thus ensure recovery, and keep the man from relapses of this disease. I will give an example of one case from the life of my friends. In one not very nice day all of a sudden his sore knee. He did not attach special significance, thinking that the pain associated with injury or perhaps accidentally hurt his leg. Moreover, that very soon it passed. Unfortunately, his joy was premature, as the pain in his knee gave way to the pain in the heart. Turning to the district physician, and passed all necessary laboratory tests, he knew that the pain in the knee joint was a harbinger of terrible disease called myocarditis.
Causes myocarditis diverse, it can cause a variety of diseases. And it is important to identify what exactly was the cause. This will help to establish the type of myocarditis and to identify ways of treatment. Most often diagnose this or that kind of help symptoms: man begins to feel discomfort, pain, infringement of function of the heart. Myocarditis differ on primary and secondary, which appears as a complication of another disease. And are classified as: acute, subacute, chronic and relapsing. Myocarditis often observed in viral infections. The disease can lead to heart failure.

The many faces of myocarditis

There are the following types of myocarditis:

Infectious. Such myocarditis may occur after a person ill with the flu, measles, rubella, chickenpox, smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, severe pneumonia, sepsis. Usually it occurs during or after illness. You may receive General malaise, aching not passing pain in the heart, malfunction, a fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, sometimes there is pain in the joints and body aches. Body temperature may be normal or slightly increased. Early warning signal may be increasing the size of the heart, and the heart rhythm: you receive tachycardia, bradycardia, atrial fibrillation, a feeling of "fading" and "stop".
Rheumatic. In this case, the cause is rheumatism. And fellow travellers myocarditis frequent endocarditis and pericarditis.
Allergic. Inflammation of the heart muscle may also be the consequence of a strong reaction to some medicines, the introduction of sera and vaccines.

Diffuse or system. This type of myocarditis occurs because of the presence of the same name connective tissue diseases, injuries, burns, exposure to ionizing radiation.
Symptoms in allergic myocarditis occur within 12 to 48 hours after administration in the body serum, vaccine or drug. Diffuse myocarditis has a more pronounced and the painful symptoms. It can be recognized by a heavy course of the disease with severe pain, increased heart in size, a serious violation of a rhythm, heart failure, occurrence of blood clots in blood vessels of the heart. In rheumatoid arthritis and systemic diseases characteristic for this type of myocarditis absent manifest General, the above symptoms. In this case, myocarditis is secondary.

Therapy depends on the cause

Treatment of myocarditis depends on the form and severity of the disease. In many cases, the disease is virtually asymptomatic and will result in full recovery. Treatment of myocarditis in such forms as acute and subacute, more than 35% of the cases also completed a full recovery. However, after the treatment may be a complication in the form of cardio. In some cases, even a mild case of myocarditis rapidly develops and progresses, and eventually leads to heart failure.
Treatment treatment depends on the cause of myocarditis. It is aimed at destruction of heart failure, recovery rhythm of the heart, eliminating the pain.
Myocarditis can be cured simple herbal and then individual herbs. First, I recommend you start with the collection: the four table spoons of the crushed Valerian root, add 3 spoons of leaves of peppermint, 2 tablespoon fennel fruit and 1 tbsp. of flowers, Lily of the valley, all of this mix. One dessert spoon collection brewed Cup of boiling water, put in a pre-prepared boiling water bath with padding at the bottom of dishes and soar 20 minutes. After an hour, filter, pressing steamed grass, dolivayut boiled water to the previous volume and drink during the day in 3 divided doses before meals.
After three weeks, I recommend to replace it in this collection: Lily of the valley flowers -2 tablespoons, fennel fruit - 4 of art. spoons, Valerian root -8 table spoon. 2 tbsp. chopped collection pour one Cup of boiling water, to heat the water bath for 15 minutes, cool for hours, strain. Pity 1/3 Cup 3 times a day. This collection used to cure diseases.
Along with the fee myocarditis can be treated also with the help of simple cooking broths, which are very effective in "fight" as with symptoms and possible consequences of the disease. Very famous folk remedy in the treatment of myocarditis is a decoction of the sea Holly. To make it, you must have one spoon grass-brand and a glass of water. Chop and pour the grass, and then bring to a boil and boil for five minutes. Use decoction need two tablespoons four times a day.
Myocarditis is customary to drink another broth - young shoots of blueberry. Berries she edible and tasty. Blue with glaucous bloom, they look like blueberries, only bigger. Young shoots with leaves, dried, crushed, 1 tbsp poured a glass of boiling water, in the most quiet boil cook 10 minutes, after half an hour, filter. Drink two tablespoons 3 times a day.
Among infusions I tincture of centaury: one tablespoon of this herb on a pint of water. For cooking it is necessary to fill a small centaury boiling water and let stand for about an hour. Take the infusion before meals for three weeks.
There were many cases when the disease by eating herbs retreated after a month, together with its negative consequences. But remember that and after treatment needs to continue to be decoctions and infusions for at least one month, and the number be reduced by half. Also for a long period strictly limit all kinds of physical activity.

If myocarditis flows accompanied

In case, if myocarditis accompanied by a General sclerosis, hypertension, drink the infusion of flowers Arnica Montana. 2 tablespoons flowers pour 0.75 cups of boiling water, insist 1 hour and take 1 tbsp. spoon (with milk) 3 times a day after meals. Arnica tincture is prepared as follows: 2 tbsp. Arnica flowers pour a glass of vodka and infuse for 12 days in a cool place. Filter and drink on 40 drops for the same reasons.
When myocarditis, accompanied spasmodic phenomena, as well as firming, sedative, recommend tincture skullcap. It is prepared by 70 %alcohol. To prepare this infusion you need root skullcap. One tablespoon of chopped root pour 0,5 glasses of alcohol and insist two weeks in a dark cool place. Take 30 drops 3 times a day.
In the treatment of myocarditis and the presence of a defect of the heart, chronic cardio-pulmonary insufficiency recommend to take the juice of a wallflower. He is a member of drugstore drug of cardiovalena. For the treatment applied also leaves tincture of wallflower (1:10). In the presence of heart pain, along with this recipe, I recommend to take the seeds of spinach on 3 g 3 times a day for half an hour before meals. Drink warm water.
Myocarditis, defects of the heart and cardiac neurosis strongly recommend motherwort tincture (1:10) take 25 drops 3 times a day.
If the disease is accompanied by cardiac arrhythmia, it is necessary to take calendula tincture (1:10) 20 drops 3 times a day.
At occurrence of cardiac edema, as well as for strengthening the muscles of the heart, to drink the following composition: a glass of birch juice, honey, 1 St. spoon, a small lemon juice. Mix and drink 1 reception. The course of treatment is 2 weeks.
From all kinds of myocarditis should focus on the most frequent form-rheumatic myocarditis. Rheumatic myocarditis is always a consequence of the earlier attacks of rheumatic fever. This form is rarely accompanied cardiovascular insufficiency. The main complaint is pain in the heart. They are usually long, arise periodically and worse with physical activity. But do not give such a picture as angina, and are dull and constant. Rheumatic heart disease is an inflammation of all the membranes of the heart. It can be argued that this complication of rheumatic fever. But if rheumatism first damaged the joints, while rheumatic heart disease with even heart, mainly, his muscular layer. Due to the delayed treatment of the disease, accompanied by frequent rheumatic attacks, develops mitral heart disease heart, subsequently leading to cardiovascular insufficiency, with all the ensuing consequences.

Rheumatic myocarditis recommend first of all to refer to the hawthorn and motherwort, using juice these plants or water infusions. The juice should be taken on 0,5 glasses 3 times a day for 1.5 hours after a meal. For infusion mix six spoons motherwort and hawthorn and pour 1,5 l of boiling water for two hours. Infusions to drink one glass half an hour before meals.
Treatment of rheumatic heart disease need to be supplemented by taking decoctions of dioecious nettle and ephedra Dukascopy. Take one tablespoon dry stems and leaves of a nettle and add 1.5 cups of water. Put on low heat in enamelware and after boiling slow fire to a minimum and Tomita so ten minutes. Then close the broth, cover and let sit overnight. In the morning, strain and drink warm 0.5 cups thirty minutes before meals three times a day during a month.

One full teaspoon ephedra dallascowboy pour a glass of cold water, close the lid, put on fire and bring to boil, then was evaporated on a small fire until, until it boils away half. Drain. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before meals for two to three months. This tool effectively at all rheumatic lesions of the body, including the heart. However, there are contraindications. Ephedra increases sugar content in the blood, therefore, it is excluded in diabetes. You should not take her and the heavy losses of organic heart, atherosclerosis. Including hypertension increases the pressure.
If rheumatic heart ill diabetic, it would fit Siberian ginseng. I usually one third of banks roots of Eleutherococcus fill up with vodka and infuse not two weeks, as recommended, not less than one month, and no filter almost to the full use of infusions. The average dose - 30 drops, and drink before meals 3 times a day. But I had to watch when some people couldn't take more than 15 drops, while others quietly, without any unpleasant subjective sensations drink 1 teaspoon - so that the dosage should be individualized. It is established that the reception on 40 drops 3 times daily before meals within 14 days lowers blood sugar on 20 mg% in patients with unstarted form of diabetes. Hypertensive patients Siberian ginseng is not suitable. People who are prone to high blood pressure, it is best to use the above drugs hawthorn, motherwort.

Prevention of myocarditis begins from childhood

To prevent myocarditis allows prevention of infection, timely treatment of these foci of inflammation. In time, your dentist, especially in children. Dental health is important, since against the background of caries develop chronic foci of infection. In winter, you must ensure that no hypothermia of the body: long influence of low temperatures causes inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, especially dangerous frequent sore throat and tonsillitis. A huge role in the prevention of myocarditis have hardening, water sports, physical training, sufficient food fortification, and if this is not possible and a diet to follow fails - vitamin preparations. If myocarditis clinically already developed, very important condition is regular reception of the above medicinal plants, which prevent the re-development of inflammation of the heart muscle.
As you can see, it is not difficult to help themselves in the fight against this disease. "Not so bad as you paint". But, unfortunately, it often happens, when incorrect diagnosis, and sensations of the patient, similar to those found in most other diseases not allow time to deal with mirdita. And this and quite often, it turns out, not suddenly leads to such dangerous diseases as myocardial infarction.
Going conversation about the heart attack, I want to remind of the beginning: the emergence of attack intense and prolonged pain in the sternum or in the left side of the chest. Patients describe the pain as compression, choking, razbiraus, burning. It usually pays to the left shoulder, arm and shoulder blade. The symptoms of myocardial infarction can be confused with angina pectoris. However, you should know that chest pain during a heart attack more pronounced lasts more than an hour and goes after rest or nitroglycerin under the tongue. With heart attacks also are nausea, severe weakness, dizziness and sweating. First of all the person who is next to the patient, it is necessary not to panic. Before the arrival of the emergency services should adhere to the recommendations. So, it is important to facilitate patient breathing, it is necessary to remove or undo loose clothing. Next you need to give it maximum peace be applied so that your upper body was higher then the load on his heart will be less calm (you can offer sedatives). When choking it is necessary to ensure supply of fresh air. When a heart attack is important periodically (every 5 - 7 minutes) to check the blood pressure of the victim and frequency of the pulse. With a sharp decrease in pressure nitroglycerin not valid, and if the pressure is normal, then it is possible to give to the patient under the tongue nitroglycerin (more than two times to apply it is not necessary). The victim should be chewed 1 aspirin. Aspirin thins the blood and, consequently, improves metabolic processes through the ischemic area of the heart muscle. In the absence of consciousness, breathing, and pulse of the patient should be put on the floor and immediately start resuscitation measures. We are talking about short strong blow in the sternum area, indirect massage of the heart (only to be done on a hard, flat surface!) and artificial respiration. After every 15 "Kachkov" heart to do two inhalation and exhalation, and to check the pulse. If he does not, the rescue operation to repeat. If after 5 to 7 minutes, the victim is not regain consciousness, further assistance requires the intervention of professionals and special equipment. Treatment of myocardial infarction is the influence of nitrates. The combination of these measures, especially if they are accepted in the first hours of the disease, aimed at limiting the size of the damaged myocardium infarction and periinfarct areas. If angina state nitroglycerin apply without delay, at first many times with an interval of 2 to 3 minutes, until then, until the intensity of angina pain will significantly weaken, meanwhile, set up a system for the on/in the drip infusion and continue the effects of nitroglycerin by using the on/in a continuous its introduction. Should not rush of hypotensive therapy for hypertension in the early hours of a heart attack. Nitroglycerin - when it is impossible in/in its introduction continue to produce tablets, supporting antianginal effect of the drug by the application on the skin ointment with nitroglycerin.
After receiving first aid simply need to connect medicinal herbs. I recommend to prepare proven collection of herb St. John's wort, chamomile flowers and immortelle, birch kidneys, taken in equal quantity - 100 grams each. Mix all herbs, finely chop. The medicine is prepared from the evening: 1 tablespoon of the mixture brew 0.5 liters of boiling water and insist 20 minutes. Immediately filter through linen, grass press. Immediately drink a half infusion with one teaspoon of honey. Warm up in the morning the rest up to 35 - 40 degrees and drink for 20 minutes before Breakfast. Treatment is available daily until full use of the mixture. Taking this collection cleanses the body from fat and calcium deposits disappear noise in the ears and head, lost headaches, General condition improves, restored his sight, rejuvenates the entire body.
In addition to collecting recommend to resort to the help Sophora. Used buds and fruits. Sold in pharmacies spirit tinctures of fruits Sophora fit for outdoor usage, so you have to cook it yourself. Pour half of the banks Sophora, pour the brim of strong vodka or diluted to 50 deg alcohol, infuse it in a dark place in the Cabinet at least a month. Tincture is obtained gustomesovo color. The use of tincture inside scheme of Tibetan medicine. Dripping have a pipette in a tablespoon of water and take 3 times a day on the rise: 1 drop in the morning, at lunch, 2, before dinner 3. On the second day, respectively 4 - 5 - 6 drops, on the 3rd day - 7 - 8 - 9, and so you have to bring up to 15. From the sixth day to subtract one drop: 15 - 14 - 13, the seventh day - 12 - 11 - 10 and so on - to one source drops. Break 10 days, after which the course of treatment repeat. You can spend three to five of these courses. It strengthens blood vessels and capillaries, resolves internal bleeding and heals formed vessels "holes", serves as a reliable prophylaxis to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
And from dastupnasci plants in the period of rehabilitation after heart attacks almost no opponents common dandelion. In spring and summer should not be lazy and pressing from a fresh plant juice. The sheets washed with running water, then half an hour stand firmly in salted water, again washed and scald. Having passed through a meat grinder, a lot of press, the resulting juice of half dilute with water and bring to a boil, after 3 minutes, remove from fire. Drink 3 times a day for 1 / 3 Cup for 20 minutes before eating. Dried leaves insist rate of 1 tablespoon per Cup of boiling water, can withstand 2 hours, strain and drink 2 tablespoons of up to a quarter Cup 3 times a day before meals. In winter it is best to dry the roots. Pound them in a mortar or grind in a coffee grinder to a fine powder and take a teaspoon. Hold it in your mouth envelop with saliva, then swallow, sipped a SIP of water. If this is hard to do, then roll with honey in pills. Take 3 times a day before meals. At least 2 teaspoons of chopped root to fill in for the night cold water in the morning, bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drink this broth during the day, divided into 3 portions. But good for the heart, dandelion helps at illnesses of a liver and kidney, hypertension, hemorrhoids, anemia, their influence on water-salt exchange, tones up the nervous system.

Food myocarditis

Undoubtedly important and objectives of the diet is to contribute to reduction processes in the muscle of the heart, improve blood circulation and metabolism, to eliminate the burden on the cardiovascular and Central nervous system, provide for the sparing of the digestive system and normalization of the motor function of the intestine. Diet therapy should correspond to the periods of the disease (acute, subacute, scarring) and motor activity of the patient, to consider related disease, in particular diabetes, complications (heart failure, constipation and other), drug therapy.
In General, in myocardial infarction is necessary to adhere to such principles of clinical nutrition:
1. Reduction of Energocentre diet with regard to reduced energy consumption sick in bed and polumetallam mode.
2. Limit saturated fat (animal and hydrogenated), especially when data expressed as human lipid exchange. The inclusion in the diet of vegetable oils.
3. Appropriate partial substitution of sugar to honey, and xylitol (10-15 g per day).
4. The exclusion of products, causing intestinal fermentation, gas, its swelling (rye and any fresh bread, whole milk, cabbage, cucumbers, beans, grape juice, sodas, and other).
5. The inclusion of products, softly enhances motor function and bowel movements (decoctions, infusions, fruit compote of dried fruits, beet, carrot and apricot juice, puree beets, carrots, apples, yogurt and other).
6. Restriction of salt and free fluid with consideration of the period of a disease, condition of blood circulation and blood pressure. Long sharp restriction of salt unreasonably, as it leads to unwanted side effects in the circulatory system, loss of appetite. It is advisable to use its substitutes containing potassium and magnesium, - preventive or curative-prophylactic salt. In the absence of heart failure sharp restriction of salt, you can stop after 2 - 3 first days of treatment and at the background of salt-free food given to the patient 4 to 5 g of salt on hand (incomplete teaspoon) for podsalivaya food as desired.
7. Ensuring 6-7-time meals in the first days of the acute period, then 5-6 meals a day, and the next 4-5 meals a day. Easy digesting give food in small portions, warning that hindering work of the heart rise of the diaphragm.
8. The exception is very hot and cold food, although recent clinical studies have not confirmed the validity of this prohibition for most patients.
9. Use to improve appetite and taste unsalted food, citric acid, table vinegar, sour-sweet fruit, lemon and tomato juice, vanilla and other "soft" (sharp and not burning) spices.
Some hospitals in the first 4 to 24 hours from the moment of receipt of the patient is not allowed to take food ("starvation diet"), others in the first 2 days of even severe heart attack on 7 - 8 times a day are 50 - 75 ml mild sweet tea with lemon, slightly warm and diluted juices of fruits and berries, broth hips, liquid from compote, liquid jelly, cranberry juice, alkaline mineral water without gas.

We should not forget about physical therapy. But this is a separate issue. Exercises are performed under the guidance of specially trained physician and consist of several stages. The patient is transferred to the next stage only at the end of the previous and if enough improve their health. In recent years in the rehabilitation of patients with myocardial infarction has found wide application and laser radiation. Good therapeutic effect also have a pulse currents by the method sleep (with pulse frequency up to 20 Hz). It causes sedation, ischemia episodes of tachycardia.

Vyacheslav VARNASI,
the doctor, phytotherapeutist.