Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are still among the most common causes of disability and death worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases affect heart and blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillary blood vessels). Elderly people are more frequently disposed to cardiovascular diseases, yet initial changes in cardiovascular system start much earlier. Cholesterol deposits in cardiac blood vessels gradually making them narrower, and this leads to development of atherosclerosis. Development of cardiovascular diseases is most commonly caused by high blood pressure, diabetes malitus, overweight, thyroid gland dysfunction, increased blood lipid level, as well as fast food and continuous stress.

Coronary diseases or ischemic heart diseases (stenocardia, miocardial infarction) are caused by chronic changes in the blood vessels that supply oxygen to myocardium. Stenocardia is the most common first symptom of coronary heart disease. Atherosclerosis of heart arteria is the prime cause of stenocardia. In case of stenocardia, short-term pain occurs in heart area due to oxygen deficiency in cardiac muscles. Typical symptoms of stenocardia include transitory squeezing, pressing pain behind the breastbone, eventually innervating in upwards direction and to the left side, to the neck, left hand or mandibula. The pain attack are transient and lasts about 2 - 5 minutes.

Miocardial infarction means sudden squeezing, pressing or smarting pain or discomfort in chest area. The pain usually innerves to the left hand, left shoulder, neck, mandibula, or back. Acute miocardial infarction or heart attack is sudden, critical decrease of blood flow in some part of the heart. It results in oxygen deficiency in myocardium tissues that can cause damage or losss of tissues. Other symptoms may include fatigue, short breath, nausea, cold sweat, paleness, dizziness or loss of conscience. Consequences of the disease may include attacks of stenocardia, infarction, and even a sudden death.

Insultus is among the key causes of disability worldwide. Insultus means sudden blood flow disorders in cerebral vessels caused by damage of cerebral tissues. Insultus manifestations depend on which cerebral area is affected and on severity of damage. Ischemic infarction is the most common type of insultus (60 – 70% of all occasions) caused by blood clot in a cerebral vessel. Another type, hemorrhagic insultus is caused by occlusion in a cerebral vessel and proliferation of blood into cerebral substance. 30% of patients die in spite of treatment.

Characteristic symptoms of insultus occur suddenly and develop rapidly. The most frequently observed symptoms include feebleness in one side of a body: weakness in hand and leg, prolapsus of mouth line on one side, unilateral numbness and/or loss of sensibility. Coordination disorders develop in a hand or leg, equilibrium disorders, dizziness and/or sickness, sudden vision disorders and image diplopia, eventually also sudden deglutition disorders. Less common symptoms include sudden severe headache, depressed level of consciousness, in particular in case of cerebral stroke. First medical aid is crucial in the very first hours from the onset of insultus. The longer is treatment delayed, the higher is probability of permanent cerebral damage, and the higher is risk of death of disability.

Arrhythmia means deviation from normal heart rate. The most common causes of arrhythmia include blood circulation disorders in heart, deficiency of minerals in blood, such as Sodium or Potassium, changes or scars in cardiac muscle (as a consequence of infarction, for example), thyroid gland problems, and stress. In case of arrhythmia, the heart rate may be too fast, too slow, or irregular (the feeling that a heartbeat is omitted, vibration occurs or the heart beats too intensive or too fast). Changes in heart rate pose no harm on most occasions, yet on some occasions these may pose serious threat to human life. If arrhythmia occurs, the heart may be unable to supply blood to the body thus causing damage to brain, heart and other organs. Quite often no explicit symptoms are observed in case of arrhythmia. On some occasions symptoms may include anxiety, weakness and dizziness, nausea and sickness, loss of conscience or feeling of passing out, sweating, short breath or chest pain.

Arterial hypertension means increase of blood pressure above the norm. Hypertension is among the key risk factors in case of cardiovascular diseases. About 75% of population experience increased blood pressure at the age of 60 – 70. Blood pressure means the power exerted by circulating blood on arterial walls. The optimum norm means blood pressure equal to or under 120/80 mmHg, and increased blood pressure means pressure above 140/90 mmHg. Increased blood pressure overloads the heart and blood circulation, and it may cause serious health disorders. Increased blood pressure is dangerous in particular because it produces no warning symptoms and eventually no complaints for years. Certain non-specific complaints include headache, fatigue, nose bleeding, minor dizziness, nervousness or sleep disorders. Explicit symptoms occur in case of hypertensive crisis if arterial blood pressure suddenly increases over 180/110 mmHg, commonly felt as sudden severe headache, nausea, sickness, chest pain, short breath, vision impairment, and abdominal pain. Increased blood vessel may cause serious heart, brain and liver disorders with eventually lethal outcome. 

About one third of population experience chronic venous insufficiency in legs. Venous varicose is among the most common diseases that equally affects women and men. Women in the period of hormonal disbalance experience venous pathologies more often. Characteristic symptoms of venous diseases include feeling of discomfort, heaviness, pain, swelling in legs, night cramps in calf-muscles. Chronic venous insufficiency is accompanied by oedema, brown pigmentation patches and white scarring patches on leg skin, as well as varicose veins and venous trophic ulcers. Small superficial vessels may develop as well as large venous twists. The veins in legs are distinguished between superficial veins and deep veins. Deep veins are not visible, yet they perform the main function ensuring about 85% blood reflux from legs. In case of deep veins, oedema is initially the only manifestation of damage. Calf-muscles are primarily responsible for pumping blood to the heard overcoming the resistance of gravity. Bicuspid mitral valves located in veins at 10 cm intervals enable blood flow to the heart and prevent their flow in direction to feet. If the valves are damaged or vein walls are extended, incorrect direction of venous blood flow may occur. This is the prime cause for development of chronic venous insufficiency. If veins are extended, a thrombus may develop and block the blood flow, fully or partially. It is called thrombophlebitis in case of superficial veins or vein thrombosis in case of deep veins.

Cardiovascular diseases caused by atherosclerosis are the most common cause of death responsible for every third death. Atherosclerosis is among the most common chronic vascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is often the cause of thrombus formation in arteries. Narrowing of heart blood vessels caused by atherosclerosis is responsible for insufficient blood supply to heart on more than 90% occasions. It develops from cholesterol buildup in blood vessel walls that causes thickening or pangus, so that blood vessels are narrowed, loss elasticity or become fully closed. Atherosclerosis may cause serious diseases, such as infarction or insultus. Development of atherosclerosis can start at the age of 30–40 without visible symptoms, and lead to disorders at the age of 50–60. Damage of cerebral blood vessels can produce symptoms including deterioration of memory, transitory dizziness or insultus and palsy. Progressing atherosclerosis leads to development of magistral artery diseases, condition of blood vessels affects oxygen supply to bodily organs and brain thus contributing to development of coronary heart diseases (stenocardia, miocardial infarction, cardial failure), insultus, narrowing of arteries in legs, peripheral artery diseases, etc. The symptoms most often produced by atherosclerosis in legs include fatigue or pain in legs during walk; it may also cause gangrene in legs. Atherosclerosis in extremities cause narrowing or closure (obliteration) of magistral arteries. Intestinal atherosclerosis can cause chronic pain in stomach after each meal.

Atherosclerotic disease is characterized by gradual development, and therefore observation of risk factors is crucial: smoking, overweight, increased blood cholesterol and glucose, continuous stress, abuse of alcohol, and unhealthy food.

Healthy food plays a crucial role in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Fiber can successfully minimize the adverse effect of the above-listed factors. According to medical studies, daily consumption of 16 - 20g  fiber can decrease the risk of cardial disease development by 70%.

RTS FIBER complex of soluble and insoluble  fiber effectively decontaminates intestinal tract and ferments to form short - chain fatty acids that directly reduce the level of low density lipoproteins in blood this effectively reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. Fiber facilitate the activity of digestion system and regular abdominal outlet thus notably reducing the risk of hemorrhoid formation. Consumption of soluble and insoluble fiber in proper proportions helps to restore intestinal microbiom, improve peristaltics, reduce fatty liver and produce favorable effect on health of cardiovascular system by restoring elasticity of blood vessels. RTS FIBER complex of soluble and insoluble fiber helps to improve the activity of pancreas thus reducing the blood glucose level and to improve kidney and liver activity. It supplies the required minerals and vitamins to the body and improves metabolism processes. RTS FIBER complex of soluble and insoluble fiber  contains  1,3 - 1,4 beta glucan that has powerful immuno-modulating and anti - cancer properties.

We recommend to use RTS FIBER complex of soluble and insoluble fiber for treatment and preventing of cardiovascular diseases. RTS FIBER W helps to detox intestinal tract, improve digestion and prevent fat from depositing in blood vessels. RTS FIBER APi helps to carefully remove parasites from human body, to decontaminate blood and reduce inflammatory processes. RTS FIBER B helps improve activity of pancreas, regulate blood glucose level, contributes to liver detoxification and to prevent constipations. RTS FIBER G helps to strengthen heart and blood vessels, reduce the risk of thrombus formation, improve activity of thyroid gland and reduce the risk of hemmorhoid formation. RTS FIBER Y activates metabolism processes and helps to maintain vitamin D level in blood; it contains squalene that attracts and supplies oxygen to bodily tissues and organs.

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