Myocarditis

Myocarditis is a caused by inflammation of the heart muscle. It may be a complication during or after various viral, bacterial, or parasitic infectious diseases, such as polio, influenza, rubella, or rheumatic fever. The most common cause is a viral infection , and the most common virus being an enterovirus. Over many years, a chronic enterovirus heart infection and the body’s response to that infection can lead to irreversible heart muscle damage and heart failure. Some cases of myocarditis may progress to congestive heart failure.

Myocarditis is often caused by various diseases such as syphilis, goiter, endocarditis, or hypertension. It may appear as a primary disease in adults or as a degenerative disease of old age. It can contribute to dilation (enlargement due to weakness of the heart muscle) or hypertrophy (overgrowth of the muscle tissue).

In acute myocarditis, individuals may experience fever, as well as the symptoms of chronic myocarditis, i.e. chest pains, palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue.

 


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Myocarditis

Symptoms - Cardiovascular  

Heart racing/palpitations



Symptoms - General  

Constant fatigue



Symptoms - Metabolic  

Having a slight/having a moderate/having a high fever



Symptoms - Respiratory  

Deep chest pain



 

Easily being short of/always being short of breath or normal breathlessness




Conditions that suggest Myocarditis

Symptoms - Cardiovascular  

Absence of myocarditis




Recommendations for Myocarditis

Drug  

Conventional Drugs / Information

Hypersensitivity myocarditis has been associated with the use of methyldopa, hydrochlorothiazide, ampicillin, furosemide, digoxin, tetracycline, aminophylline, phenytoin, benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants. [Archives of

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, August, 1991;115: pp.764-769]



Mineral  

Calcium-2AEP

Dr. Hans Nieper, in Germany, developed Calcium EAP. He considers it a sort of cell membrane sealant which protects cell membranes from toxins and immune system aggression without inhibiting the transport of nutrients into the cell. According to Dr.Nieper, electron microscopy, done in a German university, confirmed this. Dr. Nieper used it to treat cases of myocarditis among other conditions.



Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Very strongly or absolutely counter-indicative
May do some good
May have adverse consequences

Glossary

Virus

Any of a vast group of minute structures composed of a protein coat and a core of DNA and/or RNA that reproduces in the cells of the infected host. Capable of infecting all animals and plants, causing devastating disease in immunocompromised individuals. Viruses are not affected by antibiotics, and are completely dependent upon the cells of the infected host for the ability to reproduce.

Chronic

Usually Chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.

Congestive

Pertaining to accumulation of blood or fluid within a vessel or organ.

Syphilis

A sexually-transmitted disease, with symptoms in the early contagious stages being a sore on the genitalia, a rash, patches of flaking tissue, fever, a sore throat, and sores in the mouth or anus.

Goiter

A chronic enlargement of the thyroid gland produced by the body in an attempt to increase hormone production from limited amount of iodine. It is not due to cancerous growth.

Hypertension

High blood pressure. Hypertension increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure because it adds to the workload of the heart, causing it to enlarge and, over time, to weaken; in addition, it may damage the walls of the arteries.

Hypertrophy

Increase in the size of an organ due to enlargement of its cells; frequently with a corresponding increase in functional capacity.

Acute

An illness or symptom of sudden onset, which generally has a short duration.

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