heart health
March 9, 2023

Cardiomyopathy has been in the news recently – especially in Florida – with its link to the COVID infection, as well as with the vaccine. It is a major risk factor and a serious complication of COVID.

What are the symptoms of Cardiomyopathy?

Symptoms of cardiomyopathy include shortness of breath, swelling of the legs, ankles and feet; bloating of the abdomen
due to fluid buildup; coughing while lying down; difficulty lying flat to sleep; fatigue; heartbeats that feel rapid, pounding or
fluttering; chest discomfort or pressure; dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.

Risk factors for cardiomyopathy include: long-term high blood pressure; long term rapid heartbeat; heart tissue damage from a heart attack; heart valve problems; certain infections, especially ones that cause inflammation of the heart; metabolic disorders; obesity; diabetes; thyroid disease; nutritional depletions; iron buildup; use of amphetamines, anabolic steroids, some chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer; drinking too much alcohol for years, and more.

What can we do to prevent and treat cardiomyopathy naturally?

Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, controlling blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, addressing drug-induced nutrient depletions, providing supplements to balance inflammatory response, antioxidants,
as well as pinpointing other underlying issues such as balancing hormones including thyroid and adrenals and digestive health can all help prevent your risk of developing cardiomyopathy.

If you have any questions about cardiomyopathy, contact us at Magnolia Pharmacy today.