An atrial myxoma is a tumour that can be found in the top chambers (atria) of the heart. A tumour is a mass of abnormal tissue that grows too large where it shouldn’t. Around three quarters of atrial myxomas occur in the left atria. They tend to grow on the wall (septum) that separates the right and left sides of the heart.
They’re benign, which means they don’t spread around the rest of the body like cancerous tumours. However, if the tumour grows too large it can affect how the heart works. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms (when your heart is beating too fast, too slow or irregularly) and problems with the pumping action of the heart muscle.
Overall, heart tumours are rare. Sometimes small pieces of the tumour can break off and enter the blood stream. If this happens, they can block an artery in another part of the body such as the brain (which could cause a stroke), or in the lungs (causing a pulmonary embolism).
Symptoms will vary depending on the size and position of the myxoma. They may include:
It’s not known what causes atrial myxoma but around 10% of them seem to be inherited (passed down through families). These are known as familial cardiac myxomas. They tend to occur in more than one part of the heart at a time, and often cause symptoms at a younger age than other myxomas.
There are some risk factors that make you more likely to get an atrial myxoma, such as:
If you visit your GP, your doctor will listen to your chest with a stethoscope. Atrial myxoma can cause heart murmurs, which are extra or unusual sounds your doctor might hear when listening to your chest. The sounds may change if you change position, for example if you are lying down or if your doctor asks you to sit up.
Homoeopathic treatment requires a deep constitutional analysis. The history of the disease, the family medical history, physical and mental characteristics of the patient, the likes and dislikes, medication details are all taken into consideration. This approach stands in consonance with the homoeopathic convention. Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for ATRIAL MYXOMA treatment.
Latrodectus: This homeopathic remedy used for heart disease with symptoms of precordial pain in the body.
Aurum metallicum: Aurum metallicum is used in treating symptoms of weakness in the muscles of the heart.
Aconitum: This Homeopathic Remedy is used when a person is having a heart attack.
Spigelia: Spigelia is used in the treatment of irregular heartbeats which may cause sharp pain in the chest.
Cactus grandiflorus: This Homeopathic Remedy is used in treating angina pectoris, which is characterized by symptoms of pain caused by decreased blood flow to the heart.
Crataegus oxyacantha: This homeopathic treatment is used in treating coronary insufficiency in people. This disorder cause problem in a heartbeat.
Digitalis: This homeopathic treatment is used in treating cardiac muscle failure. This disorder causes palpitation, tightness in the heart muscles, and a suffocating sensation.
Kalmia latifolia: This Homeopathic medicine is effective in treating cardiac hypertrophy, which causes the heart muscle to thicken, resulting in size reduction of the ventricles. This treatment is very effective in treating cardiac hypertrophy that results after rheumatism.
Glonoinum: This homeopathic treatment is prescribed to treat symptoms of plaque buildup in the artery, which causes hypertension.