The COVID-19 pandemic’s development and endurance had an immeasurable effect on both healthcare delivery and healthcare itself. Cardiovascular patients were especially susceptible due to the virus’s severe harm to their already precarious health, in addition to the overall exposure to its impact.
In addition to arterial and venous thromboses, pulmonary thromboembolism, and inflammatory injury to the heart muscle, many of these cases were either passed over with lasting effects or are still active today.
The negative consequences of the infection were treated in all patients, both during the disease’s active phase and for a longer duration following recovery.
The cause is that Covid has been shown to impact systemic inflammation over the long term and blood characteristics, both of which are linked to elevated long-term cardiovascular risk.
One particular issue is the group of patients in whom COVID 19 was the initial cause of the illness; as a result, even now, after the infection has subsided, they are receiving active treatment for cardiovascular disorders such atherosclerosis, heart failure, and hypertension.
The goods that we had previously categorised as supplementary medicinals are now the mainstay of the therapy from the outset of the patient’s battle and recovery from the illness.
I want to specifically mention the usage of acetylsalicylic acid, vitamin D3, and folate. These guidelines have been formally adopted, and patients will benefit from the preparations for a significant period of time following recovery.
Folate is a general word that refers to all B9 vitamin types. Both in terms of prevention and much more so throughout the healing process, they are crucial. Anemia, which is brought on by a lack of iron, produces symptoms such as weakness, difficulty concentrating, persistent weariness, irritability, and heart palpitations.
Dark green vegetables naturally contain them, however because to the great need for their replacement, supplements are required. Increased alcohol use and some gastrointestinal illnesses both have an impact on decreased folate content.
The fact that over two thirds (58%) of Serbians have an inborn deficiency of the enzyme that activates folic acid, which causes levels of homocysteine to rise, presents a unique difficulty. Homocysteine, a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, is reduced only by folic acid in its active form.
Homocysteine has been well-known and often discussed, but never enough. It is an amino acid that is produced during the breakdown of proteins.
It is known as the “cholesterol of the modern era” due to its detrimental effects on the heart and blood vessels. Because there is an excess of homocysteine when these nutrients are deficient, it is a sign that there is a deficiency of folate and the B group vitamins. More than ten years ago, homocysteine was included in official guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular illnesses.
These are only a few of the statistics that make us consider it: a rise in homocysteine in the blood (3 mol/L) raises the chance of developing cardiovascular illnesses, myocardial infarction by 15%, and stroke by 24%.
In addition to the deficiency in folate and vitamin B previously discussed, ageing and various related disorders, many of which worsen, have an impact on its level (e.g. renal weakness),
Despite coming in a variety of forms, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), more commonly known as aspirin, has a significant market share in the pharmaceutical industry due to its many, scientifically proved health benefits.
Cardiovascular patients are familiar with aspirin and may benefit greatly from it. But a sizable portion of people utilise it without any obvious reason. Only what they “enjoy” is sufficient for some people.
The body’s homocysteine levels rise as a result of acetylsalicylic acid’s increased excretion of folic acid. After then, it interacts with homocysteine and loses its ability to keep blood vessels safe.
Any further increase in its dosage raises the possibility of adverse consequences, namely gastrointestinal bleeding. What is the remedy? The active form of folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, and other dietary supplements will have an impact on the decrease of homocysteine levels, enabling acetylsalicylic acid to have its full protective effect on blood vessels.
The epidemic has given us many negative things, but it has also brought us some positives. It increased our awareness of the significance and need of consuming enough vitamin D. It must be supplemented since it impacts the majority of risk factors for cardiovascular illnesses, arterial pressure, blood glucose levels, bone metabolism, and inflammatory processes, particularly during the winter months.
The fact that almost 70% of individuals have vitamin D insufficiency supports the necessity for it. Cardiovascular problems are twice as likely to develop when vitamin D levels are below 15 ng/ml (heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke).
Because of everything said above, I believe that the combination of folate, vitamin D, and B group vitamins is crucial. My patients should take CARDIVITAMIN FD3 preparation, I advise.
800 mcg of folic acid in its active form, 1000 IU of vitamin D3, and vitamins B1, B6, and B12 are all included in the cardiovitamin FD3. I advise it because these substances have the potential to reduce excessive homocysteine levels, a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.
These active substances may also reduce the development of atherosclerosis by preventing damage to the blood vessel walls. …
The latter is especially crucial since a person’s blood vessels determine their actual age, which is independent of their birth year or how attractive they seem on the outside.
Today, in the era of antiage treatment, many individuals routinely have procedures that just enhance their appearance as they look in vain for the fountain of youth. Every age is attractive and has its benefits, but vigour and longevity are attained “from the inside,” by caring for the heart and blood vessels.