Heart failure reversal therapy (HFRT) is scientifically researched integration of Ayurveda and modern medical science. It is specially designed to enhance the condition of your heart and lungs (your cardio respiratory fitness).
HFRT is a combination of the best of the modern diagnostics, ayurvedic panchakarma therapies, diet & exercise physiotherapy.
It uses techniques described in panchakarma namely Snehana (massage), Swedana (fomentation therapy) and Basti (type of enema) along with Hrudayadhara (thoracic dripping therapy).
Heart failure is a condition in which your heart can’t pump blood well enough to meet your body’s needs all the time.
It can develop gradually (chronic), or it may start suddenly (acute).
Heart failure can develop suddenly, for instance after a heart attack or due to certain heart rhythm problems. This is known as acute heart failure. It should be considered a medical emergency requiring immediate intervention
But it usually develops gradually over time as a result of a different medical problem, such as persistent high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, obesity, heart blockages etc. This is known as chronic heart failure.
Before initiating HFRT therapy, doctor will take your detail medical history and will assess for the presence of comorbidities.
Your baseline clinical status will be determined by measuring your blood pressure, weight, BMI, Abdominal Girth, lipid profile, HbA1c, ECG, ejection fraction (as measured by 2D Echo) and VO2 Max (measured by 6 MWT/Stress test).
Accordingly, doctor will recommend you the HFRT treatment plan, diet kit/diet charts.
Depending upon the investigations and clinical findings, doctor will recommend you the HFRT plan.
Diet kit will be started according to the guidelines given or you will be provided with diet charts. Dietician will also call you and take the dietary recall.
You will have cardio exercise session in the clinic and during every session doctor will take out your ECG before and after the exercise session, to assess improvement in your exercise tolerance.
Doctor will consult you and check your medicines. Depending upon your health improvement and parameters (like VO2max, EF, weight, BMI, abdominal girth) he will taper down your allopathy medicines.
At the same time, he will guide you about mib PULSE application; how to use it, how to enter the values, photos of your plate, how to do exercises and listen to meditation audios by using mib PULSE app, because depending upon those values doctor will decide when to taper or stop your allopathy medicines.
In clinic set up, you will be administered panchakarma therapies, twice weekly with each sitting lasting up to 65-70 mins. While in case of Hospital set up, you will be administered HFRT (60-75 minutes) with minimum 7 sittings over 7 days.
As panchakarma treatment used in HFRT therapy helps to remove excess of sodium, after and metabolic wastes out of the body, your symptoms like difficulty in breathing on exertion and swelling over both legs will reduce down, your heart rate and blood pressure values will get normalized and you will start recovering from your disease condition.
If you are diabetic and on diet kit, your HbA1C values will get normalized.
The snehan-swedana therapy (oil massage & fomentation therapy), will also help to reduce symptoms of body stiffness, muscle pain etc.
It helps to improve your VO2 max value (the amount or volume of oxygen the body uses when you exercise as hard as you can), thereby improving your cardio respiratory fitness.
Depending upon the improvement in parameters or symptoms, dose of allopathy medicines can be tapered down or stopped completely and side effects associated with the use of those allopathy medicines can be prevented.
It helps to reduce the stress put on your heart muscles (cardiac workload) by eliminating metabolic wastes, excess of salt and water out of the body.
It helps to improve the strength of your heart muscles, thereby improves pumping capacity of your heart.
It helps to rejuvenate body, thereby improves your quality of life.
After HFRT treatment you will see improvement in the parameters like your blood pressure, weight, BMI, Abdominal Girth, lipid profile, ECG, ejection fraction (as measured by 2D Echo) and VO2 Max (measured by 6 MWT/Stress test).
If you are diabetic your HbA1c levels will also get improved.
You should follow up with your treating doctor after one month. Because, in one month time period most of your symptoms will get alleviated and accordingly he can suggest the modification of existing allopathy medicines.
But in case, if you find any health issues you may visit your doctor before the expected day of follow up.