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Homeopathy for Enlarged Heart Treatment

Dr. Manisha Bhatia
Written by Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Enlarged heart disease, information about enlarged heart symptoms, enlarged heart causes, treatment with homeopathy medicine or homeopathic treatment for enlarged heart problems.

Enlarged heart is medically termed as cardiomegaly. Cardiomegaly is a situation where the maximum width of the heart shadow is greater than 50% of the maximum internal width of the thorax.

Causes of enlarged heart

Hypertrophy – caused by an increase in after load of a particular chamber (e.g. aortic stenosis, hypertension).

Dialatation – secondary to toxic, metabolic, or infectious agents causing myocardial damage.

Hypertrophy of either ventricle does not usually enlarge the heart shadow unless there is synchronous dilatation. Cardiomegaly or enlarged heart is usually abnormal except athletes, and is associated with other cardiovascular pathology.

A globular shape occurs with pericardial effusion on generalized cardiomyopathy.

Left ventricular dilatation causes lengthening and rounding of the left heart border and a downward extension of the apex.

Right ventricular dilatation lifts the apex off the hemidiaphram.

Left atrial enlargement causes a double density along the right heart border. Comprising the left and right atrial edges. Other signs include left atrial appendage prominence and bronchial splaying of the bronchi at the carina.

Enlarged heart symptoms

Clinical manifestations of enlarged heart

An enlarged heart is less efficient in providing adequate blood flow to the body and itself. Therefore, clinical manifestations of enlarged heart are primarily to those of heart failure (e.g., dyspnea, dizziness, fatigue). Additional symptoms are arrhythmia, angina, and sudden death. Other manifestations are sign and symptoms particular to the specific disease causing the cardiomegaly.

Diagnosis for enlarged heart

Complete history and physical examination

  • Associated symptoms may include fatigue, dyspnea at rest and/or on exertion, palpitations, dizziness, or syncope
  • Note use of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Family history of heart disease or sudden death

Chest X-ray and ECG

Echocardiogram is indicated in all patients to evaluate for valvular disease, chamber size, wall motion abnormalities, and ventricular function.

Stress testing of coronary artery disease is suspected.

Cardiac catheterization may be indicated to evaluate for coronary artery disease and valvular disease.

Laboratory studies may include CBC, ESR, electrolytes, BUN/creatinine, glucose, TSH, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.

Blood culture are indicated in some cases.

Homeopathic treatment for enlarged heart

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat enlarged heart symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat enlarged heart symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of enlarged heart symptoms:

Aurum Met, Aconite, Aurum Iod, Bromium, Cactus G, Crataegus, Digitalis, Kali Carb, Kalmia, Lithium Carb, Rhus Tox, Spigelia, Spongia, Amyl Nitrosome, Arnica, Arsenic Album, Aurum Mur, Causticum, Ferrum Met, Gloninum, Graphites, Hepar Sulph, Iodium, Kali Bi, Lycopodium, Naja, Natrum Mur, Phosphorous, Pulsatilla, and many other medicines.


About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

BHMS, M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy physician working in Rajasthan, India. She has studied with George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur and has been practising since 2004. She is Asso. Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College, Jaipur. Find more about her at https://www.doctorbhatia.com/asha-homeopathy/


  • a real case study and discussion would have made the page more interesting and valuable..

  • I was diagnosed in 2011 with severe heart hypertrophy (after echography etc.) but I have not any symptom. Age 76
    I took Lycopodium LM1, Naja and Spongia. LYC for general profile, Naja and SPO for their indications of heart dilatation. Any comment?

  • i am having enlarhed heart problen after using allopathic medicine the shortness of breathness necome lesser and the swelling of my feet become less i want u to try now homeopathic medicine if it cures or become my heart to its normal size

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