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Dr. George Yang
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Artery (Overview)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; lungs to left heart).


Dr. George Yang
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Artery (Overview)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; lungs to left heart).


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What's artery disease?

What's artery disease?

Artery Disease: Artery disease is the broad term for the disease of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by the buildup of plaque. Most applied to the blood vessels that supply the heart, hence the term coronary artery disease (cad). It is assumed if you have narrowing of the vessels within the heart, then you have artery disease throughout your body. Artery disease is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke. ...Read more

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Artery (Tip)

Canola oil lowers your cholesterol, but much more important is it raises hdl! Cleans arteries! ...See more

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Can you unclog your arteries?

Can you unclog your arteries?

Maybe: With surgery or angioplasty for sure. Look at the writings of dr. Caldwell esselstyne for info on plaque reducing diet. ...Read more

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Does salt harden the arteries?

Does salt harden the arteries?

For short yes: High salt intake "especially in salt sensitive people" is linked to increase in your blood pressure, and having high blood pressure for a long time can harden your arteries... ...Read more

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Artery (Tip)

Extra virgin olive oil is used as a preventive for stroke and coronary artery disease. ...See more

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What really clogs your arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Most common cause is atherosclerosis which is disease of the wall of the artery caused by multiple factors including high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, smoking, family history and other causes. Occlusion in the arteries could happen from other diseases like vasculitis, fibromuscular dysplasia, dissection and others. ...Read more

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What is cardioid artery disease?

What is cardioid artery disease?

Carotid Art Disease: Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke. ...Read more

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Does chocolate clog your arteries?

Does chocolate clog your arteries?

No: Studies have shown a reduced incidence of cardiovascular adverse event in users of chocolate. There are antioxidants in chocolate that are beneficial. Enjoy! (but be careful of the calories). ...Read more

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What is plaque buildup in arteries?

What is plaque buildup in arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Narrowing or 'hardening of the arteries' seems like the body's way of planned obsolescence--or complete wearing out. Over time our arteries become more narrow and certain conditions speed up the process: smoking, diabetes (and overweight/metabolic syndrome), hi blood pressure, and hi cholesterol. Exercise can slow down the process. Plaque build up in arteries leads to heart attack and strokes. ...Read more

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How does plaque form in the arteries?

Calcium and platlets: Theory is bacteria damage internal lining of arteries causing small ulcers next invaded by white blood cells and coat of fats (cholesterol), calcium, & a mat of blood platlets, all called plaque. It is as if the arteries have their own patch repair kit. Overtime plaque cracks and process recurs causing buildup that blocks ready passage of blood &, if bore of artery closed off, an heart attack. ...Read more

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Why does plaque form in the arteries?

Family practice: As we age our arteries develope small cracks on its walls. Many things can speed up this process. Smoking, diabetes, hypertension and family history. Cholesterol comes along and tries to patch these areas up. Over time it justs builds up. If we have a high cholesterol or triglyceride the build up is faster. So it is important to correct all those factors to help prevent stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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What can help clear clogging arteries?

What can help clear clogging arteries?

Start w/ these: Tx generally start with a healthy diet, & regular exercise, both of which can help achieve & maintain ideal weight. If you use any tob products, then stopping all of it is very important. Start to read food labels. Choose more veggies. Avoid soda, all fast food. Limit juice. Choose fish (tuna/salmon) often. Work w/ proactive doc for complete eval, other tx and monitoring. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does inflammation damage arteries?

How does inflammation damage arteries?

Clot formation: Inflammation in the blood vessels, from any cause, usually leads to clot formation, thrombosis, in the blood vessels. Depending on the type of vessel, artery or vein, site or organ involved, the end-organ damage varies. Inflammation in the arteries damages not only the blood vessel but also the tissue/organ supplied by the artery and may result in infarction in the organ. ...Read more

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Does zinc help clean out the arteries?

Does zinc help clean out the arteries?

Probably not: You can overdo zinc which will lead to a copper deficiency and neurological problems. There is a reason we need micronutrients. Micro meaning small amounts. Large amounts of any nutrient can be harmful. Be very careful with supplements, they can interact with medications and with each other. Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing. ...Read more

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Does an angiogram show all my arteries?

Does an angiogram show all my arteries?

Angiogram: Angiograms are area specific and show the arteries to the area/organ being studied. We generally don't perform whole body angiography. ...Read more

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What foods exactly clogs your arteries?

What foods exactly clogs your arteries?

High calories: Consuming more calories than the body needs will end up by building fat in the body and probably accelerates atherosclerosis. Of course consuming fatty food like junk food or red meet, diet with high sugar contents and not eating enough vegetables and fruits will also cause high cholesterol and more blockage in the arteries. Diet is important factor in atherosclerosis along with other diseases. ...Read more

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What causes plaque build up in arteries?

What causes plaque build up in arteries?

Inflammation: It is an ongoing process of damage, inflammation, and scarring that progressively obstructs the blood flow. It is exacerbated by lifestyle, health, family history/heredity, and environmental factors. ...Read more