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Clogged Arteries: Steps to Clear Them from Plaque
- Clogged arteries can cause numerous health problems. If you want to avoid surgery to clear them, it’s best to be proactive
- Symptoms of blocked arteries include: trouble breathing, chest pain and pain the legs and arms
- Artery plaque builds up over time. It happens when the inner walls of the artery hardens
- To help the body repair itself: quit smoking, lower your blood pressure, exercise regularly, control blood sugar and lower LDL cholesterol
Clogged arteries can cause numerous health problems, many of which may be severe enough to require surgery. If you wish to avoid surgery to clear arteries you need to be proactive to stop arteries blood pressure from climbing. Before you can do that, however, you need to understand what clogs are and how plaque develops. Symptoms of blocked arteries include trouble breathing, chest pain, and pain in the legs and the arms. Without cholesterol arteries treatment of some form, these problems can escalate into heart attacks and strokes.
Clogs are areas on the walls of the arteries that start off small and build over time. These clogs are made of plaque that doctors believe are formed by free radical damage and too much cholesterol in the arteries. Hypertension, smoking, carbon monoxide, saturated and hydrogenated fats, vitamin deficiencies, and mineral deficiencies are all ways arteries and blood pressure can be affected. The more these items build up on the inner wall of the artery, the more the artery hardens. Cholesterol arteries will then develop micro injuries such as nicks and cracks, and our bodies will try to repair this damage. The more patches that are made to the artery, the less the blood with flow until the artery is completely blocked.
Blockages develop over many years and arteries treatments should include the reduction to free radical exposure. This can be done by adding antioxidants into the body to prevent damage and help break down the clogs that have formed. You can add antioxidants into your body by taking vitamins and supplements as well as eating foods that are rich in them as well. As it takes years for clogs and plaque to form, it will take time to repair and rejuvenate the arteries. You need to carefully balance your nutritional formula in order to help dissolve the blockages while feeding the arteries and the surrounding tissues. Vitamins to include: A; B1; Niacin; Pantothenic acid; B6; Choline; Inositol; C; E; Calcium; Magnesium; Potassium; Chromium; and Iodine. Vitamin D, folic acid, manganese, selenium, betaine hydrochloride, and L-cysteine hydrochloride help the other vitamins work better.
Additionally, to help the body rejuvenate and repair itself, you should also do the following:
- Quit smoking as soon as possible. Women who smoke are two to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack due to blocked arteries than a non-smoking woman.
- Lower your blood pressure by following a strict diet as recommended by your doctor or taking medication as prescribed by your doctor.
- Exercise regularly and lose weight if you are overweight. 30 minute of moderate activity every day or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise every three days will help keep the heart pumping and the body fit.
- Control your blood sugar if you are a diabetic.
- Lower your LDL cholesterol level through medication or diet to reduce risk of heart disease.
- Keep triglycerides in check by avoiding fatty foods.
- Reduce your homocysteine levels by supplementing your diet with the appropriate minerals and vitamins.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Blood Circulation12 Feb 2009|