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BROKEN HEART SYNDROME
This is now a recognised ailment by the modern medicine. It is also refered to as stress cardiomyopathy, and is a non -ischemic cardiomyopathy. There is a sudden weakening of the heart muscles which is usually triggered by a sudden emotional stress like a death of a spouse/loved one or a financial loss etc. Hence the name “Broken Heart Syndrome”
It has been identified as a condition which can even mimic a heart attack. There is a severe chest pain, breathlessness, sweating, quite like a heart attack. But the difference being that there is no structural damage like those seen in heart attacks. There is a sudden pain in the chest with a bulging of the apex of the left ventricle of the heart. The possible cause is the release of high levels of adrenaline which is triggered by stress of various kinds; which causes a vascular spasm. An angiography at this stage does not reveal any blockages. However a major attack of this kind can be serious and may take as long as 2 months for the ventricle to come back to its original functioning. Otherwise the recovery can be within hours to a few days.
But what an irony! Homeopathy recognised this syndrome much before it got its name : Broken Heart Syndrome ! The only thing is that the Modern Medicine has now given a new name to this problem.
So our Homeopaths have to be prepared to treat such a condition since it does not come with any preceding symptoms...the heart "breaks" suddenly !
To deal with such a condition we have a host of rubrics in our Repertories and symptoms in the Materia Medica .
To mention a few:
MIND- Ailments from :
Grief, Dissappointed love, Loss in business, Death of loved ones, Honor wounded and many others..
As far as the medicines, they may be nearly a hundred. To mention a few Ignatia , Nat.Mur, Staph . Aconite and so on.
I am sure most of us may have experiences in treating such a condition. Do share your experiences with the members of HWC.
Our aim is to mend the broken hearts and keep it beating before it breaks!
-Dr. Rajiv Chopra