Medication, treatments, and surgeries may be used to treat myocarditis.
Mild myocarditis may merely necessitate rest and medicines. Medication can aid in the removal of excess fluid from the body while also reducing the strain on the heart. According to the severity, the doctor will prescribe you medications.
When the symptoms do not improve the doctor will suggest you to go through some surgeries such as -
To boost the heart's ability to pump fast, medications are administered through an IV.
Ventilator assist device (VAD)
It assists in the pumping of blood from the heart's lower chambers (ventricles) to the rest of the body. It's a treatment for a weakening or failing heart.
Intra-aortic balloon pump
It is a device that pumps air into the aorta. This device improves blood flow and relieves stress on the heart. A tiny tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood artery in the leg and guided to the heart by a cardiologist. In the main artery flowing out of the body, a balloon linked to the end of the catheter inflates and deflates.
An ECMO machine functions similarly to the lungs. It eliminates carbon dioxide from the blood and replaces it with oxygen. This can deliver oxygen to the body if you have serious heart failure. ECMO involves removing blood from the body, passing it through a machine, and then returning it to the body.
In patients with severe myocarditis, an immediate heart transplant may be required.
Lifestyle changes and self-care
In order to treat and recover from myocarditis, it is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Consider implementing the following heart-healthy strategies to manage and prevent Myocarditis -
- Do a physical exercise that is safe for you.
- Avoid certain sports activities for at least 3 to 6 months when you are diagnosed with myocarditis.
- Limit your salt intake.
- Alcohol should be avoided.
- Do not do smoking.
- Take proper sleep of 7 to 8 hours.
- Eat healthy food.
- Avoid oily, fried, fast foods.
Do’s and Don’ts
|Eat a healthy balanced diet.
||Eat fried, oily pr outside food.
|Take your medications timely.
||Wait for your symptoms to get worse.
|Limit your intake of salt in the food.
||Eat foods that are not good for your heart.
|Wash your hands very frequently.
||Come in close contact with a person who has flu or cold.
|Take your vaccinations.
||Forget to seek regular doctor consultation.
Many people who have myocarditis can fully recover from the complications and future health risks. Follow the above do’s and don’ts to manage this condition.