What is Congestive Heart Failure?
Congestive heart failure means the heart’s pumping action is weaker, but it’s also overcompensating due to possible issues. With heart failure, blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate, and pressure in the heart increases. As a result, the heart cannot pump enough oxygen and nutrients to meet the body's needs. The chambers of the heart may respond by stretching to hold more blood to pump through the body or by becoming stiff and thickened. The chambers of the heart may respond by stretching to hold more blood to pump through the body or by becoming stiff and thickened. This helps to keep the blood moving, but the heart muscle walls may eventually weaken and become unable to pump as efficiently. As a result, the kidneys may respond by causing the body to retain fluid (water) and salt. If fluid builds up in the arms, legs, ankles, feet, lungs, or other organs, the body becomes congested, and congestive heart failure is the term used to describe the condition.
What Causes Congestive Heart Failure
There are many causes of this condition and each cause must be treated individually for the best outcome. Blocked arteries, heart attack, alcohol and drug abuse, high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease are just a few of the causes of congestive heart failure.
Let’s use the example of a heart attack. When a heart attack happens and damages part of the heart muscle, that muscle dies. The heart is left with less muscle to give it the power it once had to pump the blood efficiently and effectively. After the heart attack and over time, the heart begins to work harder and overcompensate for the lack of muscular power it once had and congestive heart failure is now on the scene. The heart wears itself out and eventually stops working.
The ANSWER to Reversing Congestive Heart Failure
Yes, there’s an answer to congestive heart failure. With all the advancements in medical science, improvements for congestive heart failure have not advanced at all and that’s a shame. Drugs don’t improve the condition. The medications given are usually diuretics to pull the fluid off the heart and out of the lungs or beta-blockers to further slow down the heart rate leading to fatigue. It’s a catch-22 that never ends and still medical science has ignored a very important molecule we all need to stay alive. That molecule is called D-ribose.
Did you know D-ribose is a healthy nutrient we are all born with and it’s needed for cellular energy and to properly contract and relax our heart and muscles? What many patients do not know is that many of the cardiology hospitals have it in their pharmacies and due to the lack of education of the physicians the patients are missing out on the most profound cure for congestive heart failure.
In Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, D-ribose can aid the recovery of ATP levels and, hence, diastolic function. Clinical trials have shown that ribose supplementation improves ischemic threshold and enhances diastolic function in congestive heart failure. What all that technical talk is telling us is the d-ribose improves the contraction of the heart muscle to pump blood efficiently to the rest of the body and relax properly to refill the heart chambers with blood and to pump it out again.
“We have compelling, but preliminary, data to suggest that D-ribose may be of benefit in congestive heart failure (CHF). CHF patients commonly experience fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance and limitations in activities, all attributable to their dysfunctional cardiac condition. The preservation of, or improvement in, left ventricular diastolic function has been a therapeutic goal in CHF because of its important relationship to improving functional capacity/exercise performance of daily activities. Conventional pharmacological therapy (diuretics, digoxin, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers, etc) is initially employed: however, success is not always guaranteed. No standardized secondary pharmaceutical therapy exists and, therefore, novel therapeutic options are being sought.” Exp Clin Cardiol. 2004 Summer; 9(2): 117–118.
D-ribose is the backbone of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—the source for all cellular energy. Ribose is the starting point and the rate limiting compound in the synthesis of these fundamental cellular compounds and the availability of ribose determines the rate at which they can be made by our cells and tissues. (Bioenergy Life Science 2016) What this means is our bodies can’t replace ribose quick enough with our bodies are taxing the supplies on hand. The cells are working as hard as they can to replenish our ribose stores and this is where supplementing with D-ribose can help speed up the process and get the desired results for those who are dealing with congestive heart failure and those in competitive sports.
But does it work in a non-clinical setting? You better believe it does! I have personally met and spoken too many who use D-ribose for congestive heart failure and the results are astounding! From patients who could barely walk across the room who are now walking the golf course and riding motorcycles.
D-ribose is safe, effective and does not interfere with any types of medications. Many cardiologists are jumping on the D-ribose bandwagon because they see the results before their eyes. There have been a few patients who were on the heart transplant list taken off the list because their heart function became stronger.
D-ribose is taken daily in a powder form. The dose is 5 grams twice a day. A dose of 5 grams three times a day can be used safely. I take it myself for healthy heart and muscular function.
The overall effect upon the patients is not only improving heart function, but they will also feel more energy, stamina and endurance. This simple 5 carbon sugar is giving heart patients a second more powerful lease on life.
For more information on D-ribose go to http://www.bioenergyribose.com