This condition is related to congestive heart failure. A weak heart can either be associated with genetic factors, heart muscle damage, nerve weakness, smoking, and/or old age.
Treatment Plan for Heart, weak
Doctors often prescribe digoxin or other digitalis-like drugs to stimulate the heart muscle. However, an herbal approach using heart-stimulating whole plant extracts in combination with the much milder heart tonic hawthorn is preferred. This regime seems to cause much fewer side effects. Heart tonics are often recommended by herbalists and can be given in conjunction with pharmaceuticals in many cases. Be sure to consult with your doctor, herbalist or other qualified health-care practitioner first.
Herbal Remedies for Heart, weak
Related Heart, weak conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.