Myocarditis is a collection of diseases of infectious, toxic, and autoimmune causes characterized by inflammation of the heart.
- Viral – Coxsackie B, but a wide range of enterovirus, echovirus, adenovirus, polio, influenza.
- Rickettsiae – Chlamydia and coxiella (Q fever)
- Toxoplasma – infants and immune-compromised adults
- Trypanosomiasis – T. cruzi (Chagas’ disease of S. America)
- Bacteria – often toxin-mediated, e.g. diphtheria
- Physical – radiation, severe hypothermia
- Drugs and poisons – emetic, carbon monoxide.
Myocardititis symptoms and sign
The symptoms of Myocarditis depend on the degree of myocardial damage. The Clint may be asymptomatic. Nonspecific manifestations of inflammation such as fever, fatigue, general malaise, dyspnea, palpitations, and arthralgias may be present. A nonspecific febrile illness or upper respiratory infection often precedes the onset of Myocarditis symptoms. Abnormal heart sound such as muffled S1 and S3 murmur, and pericardial friction rub may be heard. In some cases, manifestations of myocardial infarction, including chest pain, may occur.
Diagnosis is made on the basis of history and an ECG, which may show a variety of arrhythmias, conduction defects and myocardial injury with ST and T wave abnormalities. An echocardiogram is helpful in diagnosis and shows reduced ventricular contractility.
Endomyocardial biopsy is occasionally necessary to make the diagnosis. This technique is used obtain a small piece or myocardium for histological examination.
In acute myocardititis there is a marked lymphocytic and inflammatory cell infiltrate. Necrosis is myocytes is seen and, often, interstitial fibrosis, later in the disease the histological appearance become less marked and merge into those of congestive (dilated) cardiomyopathy.
Homeopathic treatment for Myocarditis
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Myocarditis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat Myocarditis that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of Myocarditis:
Spigelia, Aconite, Arsenic Iod, Bryonia, Cactus G, Carbo Veg, Crataegus, Digitalis, Lachesis, Naja, Veratrum V, Vipera, Adonis Vernalis, Aesculus, Apis Mel, Apocynum, Aurum Mur, Cannabis Sativa, Causticum, Colchicum, Gloninum, Phosphorous, Psorinum, Sulphur, and many other medicines.