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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

How air pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases?

Currently, the problem of today's era is pollution that may be either air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, and so on. The problem of pollution has increased within a few years and affected the individual grossly, worldwide. The pollutants in the environment produce various hazards for humans as well as for other species. Nowadays, air pollution have become the cause of the death of various lives. The pollutants can be in gaseous, solid particles or liquid forms. Mostly carbon monoxide, sulfuric oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, ammonia, etc. And the major cause of these pollution are human beings themselves such as over exploitation of natural resources.

air pollution, cardiovascular diseases, increase the risk

Breathing is a vital function of the body without which we can't survive. During respiration we are inhaling the number of pollutants that accumulates in the body and develop various side effects. These pollutants directly affect the respiratory system and the Cardio Vascular System as inhaled pollutants enter in the lungs and through that into bloodstream i.e enters into cardio vascular system.

Cardiovascular system is a major system in the body on which each and every tissue and organ is dependent because they get nourishment through the blood. This system is highly susceptible to develop various problems. Moreover, air pollution exacerbates the existing heart diseases.


The cardiovascular issues that arise due to air pollution are -

  • Breathlessness – The first and the foremost symptom of the cardiovascular diseases is breathlessness. This happens due to increased load of the pollutants in the blood stream.
  • Angina – Cardiac pain may arise due to over load of the toxins in the blood stream that obstructs the proper supply of the blood to the heart muscles.
  • Arrhythmia – Irregular heart rhythm that arises due to irregular pumping of the heart i.e sometimes heart beats very fast or very slow.
  • Stroke – Air pollution is not the direct cause stroke but it acts as a predisposing factor that triggers the stroke.
  • Hypertension – Often air pollution is a precursor for high blood pressure.


  • Use masks, whenever exposing to external environment.
  • Avoid exposure to highly polluted areas.


Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal and mineral products that are useful in managing this problem:

1. Arjuna Capsules

These capsules are composed of pure extract of Terminalia arjuna that is helpful in treating the cardiovascular problems. It helps to manage the structural and functional deformities of the heart. Even supports the other systems.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

2. Immune Booster

These capsules help in increasing immunity of the body. It increases the functions of the immune system and improves the lymphatic drainage thus, eliminates the toxins from the bloodstream and protects the heart from its effects.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Haridra herb has immune modulatory property thus, modulates the functions of cells of respiratory tract and cardio vascular system and hinders the penetration of the pollutants in the mucosal layers of the organs.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

4. Aller-G Care

As pollutants develop allergy, to combat it Planet Ayurveda's Aller-G care capsules are quite effective. Thus widely used in case of cardiomegaly if occurs due to any infection.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

5. Arjuna Tea

Arjuna tea, a healthy drink that not only enhances functions of the cardio vascular system and also maintains the functions of other systems in our body.

Dosage: 1 cup of tea can be consumed once or twice daily.

“Quality Of Air Matters For Health” So “Plant trees and Purifyair”.

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