Atherosclerosis (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस) is a disease in which the inside of an artery narrows due to the build-up of plaque. Initially, there are generally no symptoms. When severe, it can result in coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease, or kidney problems, depending on which arteries are affected. Symptoms, if they occur, generally do not begin until middle age. Almost all people are affected to some degree by the age of 65. It is the number one cause of death and disability in the developed world. Though it was first described in 1575, there is evidence that the condition occurred in people more than 5,000 years ago. Taking into account the risk factors, Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System appeals to our readers to read this article till the end and enhance the knowledge. Needy may kindly adopt the Siddha methods explained for wellbeing.
Atherosclerosis Definition (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस की परिभाषा)
The following terms are similar, yet distinct, in both spelling and meaning, and can be easily confused: arteriosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, and atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a general term describing any hardening of medium or large arteries (from Greek ἀρτηρία (artēria), meaning ‘artery’, and σκλήρωσις (sklerosis), meaning ‘hardening’); arteriolosclerosis is any hardening of arterioles (small arteries); atherosclerosis is a hardening of an artery specifically due to an atheromatous plaque (from Ancient Greek ἀθήρα (athḗra), meaning ‘gruel’). The term atherogenic is used for substances or processes that cause the formation of atheroma.
Atherosclerosis Symptoms (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस के लक्षण)
Signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis only occur after severe narrowing or closure impedes blood flow to different organs enough to induce symptoms. Most of the time, patients realize that they have the disease only when they experience other cardiovascular disorders such as stroke or heart attack. These symptoms, however, still vary depending on which artery or organ is affected.
Typically, atherosclerosis begins in childhood, as a thin layer of white-yellowish streaks with the inner layers of the artery walls and progresses from there.
Noticeable signs can begin developing at puberty. Though symptoms are rarely exhibited in children, early screening of children for cardiovascular diseases could be beneficial to both the child and his/her relatives. While coronary artery disease is more prevalent in men than women, atherosclerosis of the cerebral arteries and strokes equally affects both sexes.
Clinically, given enlargement of the arteries for decades, symptomatic atherosclerosis is typically associated with men in their 40s and women in their 50s to 60s. Sub-clinically, the disease begins to appear in childhood and rarely is already present at birth.
Marked narrowing in the coronary arteries, which are responsible for bringing oxygenated blood to the heart, can produce symptoms such as:
- Chest pain of angina and shortness of breath
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Breathlessness or palpitations
Abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias—the heart beating either too slowly or too quickly—are another consequence of ischemia.
Carotid arteries supply blood to the brain and neck. Marked narrowing of the carotid arteries can present with symptoms such as:
- Feeling of weakness
- Not being able to think straight
- Difficulty speaking
- Becoming dizzy and difficulty in walking or standing up straight
- Blurred vision
- Numbness of the face, arms, and legs
- Severe headache and losing consciousness
These symptoms are also related to stroke. Stroke is caused by marked narrowing or closure of arteries going to the brain; lack of adequate blood supply leads to the death of the cells of the affected tissue.
Peripheral arteries, which supply blood to the legs, arms, and pelvis, also experience marked narrowing due to plaque rupture and clots. Symptoms for the marked narrowing are numbness within the arms or legs, as well as pain.
Atherosclerosis Risk factors (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस के जोखिम कारक)
The atherosclerotic process is not well understood. Atherosclerosis is associated with inflammatory processes in the endothelial cells of the vessel wall associated with retained low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles. This retention may be a cause, an effect, or both, of the underlying inflammatory process.
- Diabetes mellitus
- Trans fat
- Abdominal obesity, Obesity
- Western pattern diet
- Insulin resistance
- Abnormal cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia)
- High blood pressure
- Family history
- Unhealthy diet
- Advanced age
- Family history
- Genetic abnormalities
Lesser or uncertain (कम या अनिश्चित)
- South Asian descent
- Saturated fat
- Excessive carbohydrates
- Elevated triglycerides
- Systemic inflammation
- Sleep deprivation
- Air pollution
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Arsenic poisoning
- Chronic stress
- Periodontal disease
The relation between dietary fat and atherosclerosis is controversial. Prof Walter Willett (Harvard School of Public Health, PI of the second Nurses’ Health Study) recommends much higher levels of fat, especially monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. These dietary recommendations reach a consensus, though, against the consumption of trans fats.
Rancid fats and oils taste very bad even in small amounts, so people avoid eating them. It is very difficult to measure or estimate the actual human consumption of these substances. Highly unsaturated omega-3 rich oils such as fish oil are being sold in pill form so that the taste of oxidized or rancid fat is not apparent.
The health food industry’s dietary supplements are self-regulated and outside of FDA regulations. To properly protect unsaturated fats from oxidation, it is best to keep them cool and in oxygen-free environments.
Atherosclerosis Diagnosis (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस का निदान)
Areas of severe narrowing, stenosis, detectable by angiography, and to a lesser extent “stress testing” have long been the focus of human diagnostic techniques for cardiovascular disease, in general. However, these methods focus on detecting only severe narrowing, not the underlying atherosclerosis disease.
Besides the traditional diagnostic methods such as angiography and stress-testing, other detection techniques have been developed in the past decades for earlier detection of atherosclerotic disease. Some of the detection approaches include anatomical detection and physiologic measurement.
Anatomical detection method (शारीरिक पहचान पद्धति)
Examples of anatomical detection methods include:
- Coronary calcium scoring by CT
- Carotid IMT (intimal media thickness) measurement by ultrasound
- Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
Physiologic measurement method (शारीरिक माप की विधि)
Examples of physiologic measurement methods include:
- Lipoprotein subclass analysis
Both anatomic and physiologic methods allow early detection before symptoms show up, disease staging and tracking of disease progression. Anatomic methods are more expensive and some of them are invasive in nature, such as IVUS. On the other hand, physiologic methods are often less expensive and safer.
Atherosclerosis Prevention (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस की रोकथाम)
Up to 90% of cardiovascular disease may be preventable if established risk factors are avoided. Medical management of atherosclerosis first involves modification to risk factors–for example, via smoking cessation and diet restrictions. Prevention then is generally by eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, and maintaining a normal weight.
Healthy Diet (स्वस्थ आहार)
Changes in diet may help prevent the development of atherosclerosis. Tentative evidence suggests that a diet containing dairy products has no effect on or decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A diet high in fruits and vegetables decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Evidence suggests that the Mediterranean diet may improve cardiovascular results. There is also evidence that a Mediterranean diet may be better than a low-fat diet in bringing about long-term changes to cardiovascular risk factors e.g. lower cholesterol level and blood pressure.
Aerobic exercise (एरोबिक व्यायाम)
A controlled aerobic exercise program combats atherosclerosis by improving the circulation and functionality of the vessels. Exercise is also used to manage weight in patients who are obese, lower blood pressure, and decrease cholesterol. Often lifestyle modification is combined with medication therapy.
If the combined efforts of risk factor modification and medication therapy are not sufficient to control symptoms, a physician may resort to interventional or surgical procedures to correct the obstruction.
Atherosclerosis Treatment (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस का उपचार)
Treatment of the established disease may include medications to lower cholesterol such as statins, blood pressure medication, or medications that decrease clotting, such as aspirin. A number of procedures may also be carried out such as percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass graft, or carotid endarterectomy.
Medical treatments often focus on alleviating symptoms. However, measures that focus on decreasing underlying atherosclerosis—as opposed to simply treating symptoms—are more effective.
Non-pharmaceutical means are usually the first method of treatment, such as stopping smoking and practicing regular exercise. If these methods do not work, medicines are usually the next step in treating cardiovascular diseases and, with improvements, have increasingly become the most effective method over the long term.
The key to more effective approaches is to combine multiple different treatment strategies.
The group of medications referred to as statins is widely prescribed for treating atherosclerosis. They have shown benefit in reducing cardiovascular disease and mortality in those with high cholesterol with few side effects.
Surgery (शल्य चिकित्सा)
When atherosclerosis has become severe and caused irreversible ischemia, such as tissue loss in the case of peripheral artery disease, surgery may be indicated. Vascular bypass surgery can re-establish flow around the diseased segment of the artery, and angioplasty with or without stenting can reopen narrowed arteries and improve blood flow.
There is evidence that some anticoagulants, particularly warfarin, which inhibit clot formation by interfering with Vitamin K metabolism, may actually promote arterial calcification in the long term despite reducing clot formation in the short term.
Atherosclerosis & Free Siddha energy remedies (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस और नि:शुल्क सिद्ध ऊर्जा उपचार)
1. Siddha preventive measures (सिद्ध निवारक उपाय)
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with atherosclerosis or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha energy remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision making power, intellectuality and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for earthing the negativity of our body
- Field Cleaning – cleans energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha Brain Exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted to the word ‘free‘, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding Siddha preventive measures, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog (सिद्ध शक्तीदाता योग)
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to atherosclerosis with free Siddha energy remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation or might be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana (सिद्ध कल्याण साधना)
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of atherosclerosis are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice in a day. To know more, please click on this link.
4. CCPE products (CCPE उत्पाद)
These products work on the concepts of ‘Conceptual Creative Positive Energy’ (CCPE) within the provisions of the ‘CCPE Life System’ and the theory of Quantum Technology to a certain extent. However, the products get activated only whenever touched by a human and then they become capable of solving the problem and achieving health. However, please use these products for atherosclerosis as mentioned below:
CCPE Extractor: The CCPE Extractor should be gently moved over the Agya Chakra in a circular motion at least for 30 to 60 seconds, thereafter, follow the same process on the head, heart, naval for another 30 to 60 seconds, which finishes within almost 3 – 6 minutes.
CCPE Booster: Keep one Booster over the Agya Chakra and another one each over the head, heart, naval for 3 minutes. You may need to have 4 Boosters, which establishes positivity.
5. A daily routine for atherosclerosis (एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस के लिए एक दैनिक दिनचर्या)
In general, a daily routine to manage atherosclerosis:
- Carry out all medical checks as suggested above and follow the advice of your doctor
- Apply free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- Do regular aerobic exercises
- Adopt healthy diest, sattvic diet as a lifestyle changes
- Perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible
- In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day, however, don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 30 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System (स्वामी हरदास लाइफ सिस्टम का प्रशिक्षण)
Any problem with regard to health, peace, and progress can be solved independently without money and medicines by undergoing training of Swami Hardas Life System. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
In view of the above, I am confident that you have learned about atherosclerosis, definition, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. You also learned free Siddha energy remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence its right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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