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Can you explain if it's possible to reverse heart disease and arterial disease without drugs?

Can you explain if it's possible to reverse heart disease and arterial disease without drugs?

Question: This is an excellent question. It may be possible to reverse some kinds of heart disease and arterial diseases without drugs(or maybe with drugs). The fact is we actually reverse very few diseases. We treat and improve them and improve people's quality and quantity of life but actual disease reversal at this point in time is usually just in toxic exposure problems. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Do peripheral arterial disease and heart disease share preventive measures?

Do peripheral arterial disease and heart disease share preventive measures?

Yes.: Cardiovascular disease is a systemic process. By taking measures to reduce the risk of heart disease, you are also reducing the same risks that cause peripheral arterial disease (pad). These measures include control of high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol; regular physical activity; and not smoking. A cardiocentric approach is required to reduce the impact on clinical outcomes. ...Read more

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Can a temper outburst in someone who has heart disease (plaque lining the arterial walls) be a catalyst for a plaque rupture and consequent mi?

Can a temper outburst in someone who has heart disease (plaque lining the arterial walls) be a catalyst for a plaque rupture and consequent mi?

It can...: Sress can release adrenaline which constricts blood vessels, increase blood pressure and enhance tendency of platelets to aggregate and cause blood clots. Triggers such as these can cause a plaque to break and form a clot causing a heart attack. Yes, intense stress or rabid loss of temper can cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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I have fairly advanced heart disease and peripheral artery disease, do I need any special arrangements during a long commercial flight?

I have fairly advanced heart disease and peripheral artery disease, do I need any special arrangements during a long commercial flight?

Depends on disease: You should not fly at all if you have unstable angina (resting or worsening chest pain or trouble breathing or symptoms that your doctor has said are heart failure), abnormal heart rhythms, or heart failure bad enough that you are unable to perform everyday activities. Otherwise, if your oxygen saturation is 95% or less at rest, you should wear oxygen during the flight if you have heart disease. ...Read more

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How do coronary artery spasms relate to coronary heart disease?

How do coronary artery spasms relate to coronary heart disease?

Prinzmetal angina.: Spasm can happen in any blood vessel including the coronaries. The inner lining of the arteries have ability to produce a relaxing factor now known to be nitric oxide. However, diseased arteries have dysfunctional inner lining cells that can't make the relaxing factor and thus can present with spasm also known as prinzmetal angina. ...Read more

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Grandma has heart disease and mini strokes and a carotid artery blockage. Will she live long?

Grandma has heart disease and mini strokes and a carotid artery blockage. Will she live long?

Life expectancy: Life expectancy is multifactorial and thus with the little information provided, it's impossible to really discuss survival. But if your grandmother has carotid artery blockages and is having mini-strokes, she may be at high risk for an actual stroke if the blockages are not addressed. Please see a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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If grandma has heart disease and has mini strokes, must we rule out a carotid artery blockage?

If grandma has heart disease and has mini strokes, must we rule out a carotid artery blockage?

Yes: The common causes of stroke are narrowings in the carotid arteries, tiny clots arising from the heart or fragments of plaque from the aorta. Carotid artery blockages can often be treated with stents or with surgery, reducing the risk of major stroke in the ruture. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

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