The heart is a vehicle for nutrients that come from different parts of our body. It`s an extremely vital organ starting from when we were in our mother’s till the moment it stops. Our heart works tirelessly; the heart gives us the ability to live.

People who will not take very good care of their hearts will often develop some kind of heart disease. There are many types of heart diseases is the pulmonary heart disease or cor pulmonale.

There are instances that a person would look for body reconstruction and enhancement. It is important that one should understand the process, know its positive and negative output.

Here Are Some Heart-Healthy Strategies:

Lower your salt intake. This is the first step to control your blood pressure. Exercise consistently… exercise will strengthen the heart muscles, it will improve blood flow, and therefore it will reduce your high blood pressure, raise your HDL cholesterol “good” cholesterol” and it will control blood sugars thereby helping with your body weight.

pulmonary diseaseWater is the “stream of life”. Being hydrated makes you feel energetic and it helps you to eat less! Try to drink 32 to 64 ounces of fresh water daily, (unless, of course, you are fluidly restricted).

Enjoy your meals and snacks. Your motto should be to eat healthy and natural and definitely not to deprive yourself of food. You will feel more positive about living when you learn to enjoy your food. This helps you feel better and you will be less likely to overindulge.

Cor pulmonale – A Failure Of The Right Side Of Your Heart

Any situation that will lead to extended raised blood pressure in your arteries in your lungs will be poorly tolerated by your right ventricle in the heart. If your right ventricle fails or if it`s not able to pump properly with this abnormally high pressure, this is called cor pulmonale.

Prevention:

Avoiding bad habits that lead to chronic lung disease (particularly cigarette smoking) may stop the eventual development of cor pulmonale.

Careful assessment of childhood heart murmurs could also prevent cor pulmonale caused by some heart defects

Tests that may help diagnose cor pulmonale: Echocardiogram, also known as heart ultrasound, Chest x-rays – talk to your doctor, CAT scan of your chest if warranted, Pulmonary function tests are also available, and, here are some others: Swan-Ganz catheterization, V/Q scan can), Measurement of blood oxygen by arterial blood gas (ABG), Lung biopsy (rarely performed), Blood antibody tests and Blood test for brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) Treatments:

  • A doctor will prescribe an anticoagulant to be taken long-term if he/she sees the need
  • A diet low in sodium will often be recommended.
  • Diuretics will remove excess fluid from the body.
  • A doctor may give you calcium-channel blockers, these may be given to treat pulmonary heart disease.

Surgery may be an option depending on your circumstances.