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Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
Artery Health: Unfortunately, there is not much to do for calcification throughout your arteries unless it is causing or about to cause symptoms. As we age, and based on lifestyle, calcification (atherosclerosis) progresses. To minimize the effect, treating elevated cholesterol's, not smoking, and exercise will all prevent progression and reduce the risk of horrific complications. ...Read more
None really: There are no foods that can really clean the arteries however a heart healthy diet can certainly help in prevention. Diets with appropriate calories for size & activity, fruits & vegetables, low cholesterol, low salt, limited trans & saturated fats are recommended. Control of diabetes, high blood pressure are very important. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-healthy-diet/nu00196. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly beneficial: Garlic, ginko, omega-3 fatty acids may act as blood thinners in varying degrees; at least they are advised against when a patient is taking prescription anti-coagulant coumadin (warfarin). Whether garlic can "clean out" the arteries is unknown; no medical studies i'm aware of. So don't rely solely on garlic. Eat healthfully, avoid bad fats, exercise regularly. ...Read more
Regular check ups: You need to have your cholesterol checked. Stay away from fast food. Maintain a healthy weight. Don' smoke! the only test that verifies clean arteries is an angiogram which looks inside the arteries. This involves putting dye into your system and would not be used to just look for clean arteries. ...Read more
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