Aortic disease also known as aortic valve disease is a type of valvular heart disease in which the valve between the lower left heart chamber (left ventricle) and the main artery to the body (aorta) doesn't work properly.
The aortic valve helps keep blood flowing in the correct direction through the heart. A damaged or diseased aortic valve can affect blood flow to the rest of the heart and body.
Aortic valve disease includes:
Aortic valve disease may be present at birth (congenital heart disease), or it may occur later in life due to other health conditions.
Treatment for aortic valve disease depends on the type and severity of disease. Some people may need surgery to repair or replace the aortic valve.
Some people with aortic valve disease may not notice symptoms for many years. Signs and symptoms of aortic valve disease may include:
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Aortic valve disease may be caused by a heart defect present at birth (congenital heart defect). Other causes of aortic valve disease later in life include:
To better understand the causes of aortic valve disease, it may be helpful to know how the heart valves typically work.
The heart has four valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction. These valves are:
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Each valve has flaps (cusps or leaflets) that open and close once during each heartbeat. Sometimes, a valve doesn't open or close properly. This can reduce or block blood flow through the heart to the rest of the body.
In aortic valve disease, the valve between the lower left heart chamber (left ventricle) and the body's main artery (aorta) doesn't work properly. The valve may be thickened and stiff (stenosis) or it may not close properly, causing blood to flow backward.
Many things can raise the risk of aortic valve disease, including:
Potential complications of aortic valve disease may include:
Homeopathic medicines are the medicines which are given to the people by using drugs in a smaller quantity. Homeopathic medicines are considered as safe and also effective remedy for treating any disease. These homeopathic remedies don't cause any side effects as they are made from the products obtained naturally. These medicines help in treating the diseases from their roots and also they provide effective results. Many homeopathic medicines are there which help in preventing heart valvular disease.
The various homeopathic medicines to treat aortic disease are as follows:
Adonis Vernalis : Adonis Vernalis is a homeopathic medicine used for the treatment of aortic disease. These medicines help in regulating the pulse and also helps in controlling the rate of the heart. These medicines give the best result in the cases when any aortic disease is caused due to the chronic aortitis, aortic regurgitation which causes the traumatic rupture of the valve or rheumatic endocarditis. You should take this medicine only after consulting the doctor.
Spigelia anthelmia: Spigelia anthelmia is another homeopathic medicine used to treat heart valvular disease. During heart valvular disease, the valve of the heart becomes damaged. This medicine is given in a situation when there are the symptoms of heart valve disease such as irregular pulse, weakness, palpitations etc. along with the headache. These medications help in preventing the heart valvular disease and also helps in proper functioning of the valves. These medicines can be given to the person if they are having the symptoms of aortic disease.
Kalmia: Kalmia is another homeopathic medicine used for curing heart valvular disease. These medicines help in controlling the rate of the heart. These medicines help in the treatment of valvular disease when it is caused due to rheumatic fever that leads to the problem in the opening and closing of the valves. When there is a difficulty in opening and closing of the valves then it can lead to the problem in the flow of blood to the heart and also from the heart, causing aortic disease. These medicines are also considered as safe because they are made using herbs.
Aurum Metallicum: Aurum Metallicum is another homeopathic medicine used for curing the aortic disease. Aortic disease is a type of disorder of the heart in which the valve of the heart does not function properly. Aurum Metallicum is given in a situation when aortic disease is caused due to the palpitations, rheumatic fever, pericarditis, chest pain etc. These medicines do not have any side effects and are also considered as effective for curing heart valvular disease.