Heart valve regurgitation, also known as valve insufficiency, is a condition in which the valve may not close properly and let blood through. This is known as leaky heart valve, which causes uncontrolled blood flow. Due to this leakage, sometimes enough blood is not being pumped to the rest of the body, and may force the heart to work harder. This condition may lead to sudden cardiac arrest, heart failure and death. The causes of regurgitation are enlargement of heart, congenital heart conditions, injury, trauma, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary hypertension, enlarged aorta, etc.
Heart valve regurgitation comes under the category of Hrudaya vikara of ayurveda. According to ayurveda, the heart is the seat of kapha dosha and its functionalities are governed by Vata dosha. When there is vitiation in Kapha and Vata dosha, it leads to manifestation of hrudaya vikara. Further the toxins are concentrated in blood that leads to further complications. Moreover, in this condition the main vitiated doshas are Vata and Kapha, which is due to the fact of weak metabolic fire (Agni).
Thus, the treatment of heart valve regurgitation in ayurveda focuses on balancing the vitiated doshas and strengthening the digestive fire. This is done by various therapies like lamghana, virechana, intake deepen pachan medications, Rasayana and ojaskara oushadhas. The treatment can also opt for panchakarma procedure for complete detoxification of the body and strengthening metabolic fire. The herbs accompanied in the entire procedure are: Arjuna, dalchini, haldi, ashwagandha, brahmi, shankhpushpi, etc. A balanced diet and exercise regimen are suggested to a patient in order to pacify the effect of vitiated doshas and avoid further worsening of condition. This line of treatment helps relief from symptoms and reversal from the condition.
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