Excerpt from: The Essentials Class
Cardiac Fatigue / Cardiac Stress / Adrenal Hyper Reactivity:
a. Cardiac fatigue, also known as heart fatigue or myocardial fatigue, refers to a condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and less efficient in pumping blood. This can have significant effects on a person’s health, leading to various complications and symptoms. Here are some of the potential effects of cardiac fatigue on health:
b. Reduced Exercise Capacity:
Cardiac fatigue can lead to decreased cardiac output, which is the amount of blood pumped by the heart per minute. As a result, individuals may experience fatigue and reduced exercise tolerance. They may find it more challenging to engage in physical activities or exert themselves without becoming quickly tired.
c. Shortness of Breath:
The weakened heart muscle in cardiac fatigue may struggle to pump blood effectively, leading to fluid buildup in the lungs. This can result in a condition called congestive heart failure, which is characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and a sensation of heaviness or pressure in the chest.
d. Fluid Retention and Edema:
Cardiac fatigue can impair the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently, leading to fluid accumulation in various parts of the body. This can result in edema, which is swelling caused by excess fluid in the tissues. Edema commonly affects the ankles, legs, and abdomen in individuals with heart failure.
e. Increased Risk of Arrhythmias:
The weakened heart muscle in cardiac fatigue may be more susceptible to irregular heart rhythms or arrhythmias. These abnormal heart rhythms can range from mild palpitations to more severe and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as ventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation.
f. Organ Damage:
When the heart is unable to pump blood effectively, various organs and tissues in the body may not receive an adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients. Over time, this can lead to organ damage or dysfunction, including kidney problems, liver issues, and cognitive impairment.
g. Poor Quality of Life:
Cardiac fatigue can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Fatigue, limited physical abilities, and the burden of managing symptoms can lead to decreased mobility, social isolation, and emotional distress.
Single Oils: Inula, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Melissa, Anise, Camphor, Rosemary Camphor, Terebinth, Sylvester Pine
Sustained Inhalation for 3-15 breathing cycles and repeat (done daily)