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How to fix clogged arteries?

How to fix clogged arteries?

Alternatives: Surgical intervention works very well but if you want an alternative to surgical intervention, there are diet and exercise programs for reversing heart disease. There are centers that specialize in this type of treatment. Two of many examples are the Nathan Pritikin Resort and the Dr. McDougall Health and Medical Center. These programs really work and have good research behind them. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Artery (Definition)

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; ...Read more


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What are artery clogging foods?

What are artery clogging foods?

Simple carbs...: Read a book like the South Beach Diet to understand how this happens. It is too complex a response to answer in 400 characters. It was written by a cardiologist in florida. Don't try to follow the diet exactly, just learn what foods have a high glycemic index and avoid them. ...Read more

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How do you unclog clogged arteries?

How do you unclog clogged arteries?

Many things to do:: Tx for clogged arteries generally starts with a healthy diet, regular exercise which both can lead to good weight. Tx also starts w/ stopping smoking, if pt smokes. Except for aspirin, most medication used to tx clogged arteries are prescription only. All meds & tx, including aspirin, should be used under direction of ur doctor given the risks (ex bleeding from aspirin), need for monitoring, etc. ...Read more

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Could I have clogged arteries at 30?

Could I have clogged arteries at 30?

Clogged arteries: Well, it is possible if you have diabetes, high bad cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure and strong family history, some studies suggest that a high level of Triglyceride may raise the risk of heart disease especially in women, if triglyceride is higher than 400 I would be worried about my Pancreas ...Read more

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What will clear out clogged arteries?

What will clear out clogged arteries?

Not much: There may be some reversal if the cholesterol level is decreased. But usually the damage is done when the blockage is seen. ...Read more

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Medical can you reverse clogged arteries?

Medical can you reverse clogged arteries?

clogged arteries: There are studies showing reversal of atherosclerotic lesions in a small percentage of aggressively treated patients with atherosclerotic lesions. It takes diet, exercise and usually high dose statins and getting lipids quite low. ...Read more

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What are important artery clogging foods?

What are important artery clogging foods?

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 are the symptoms of clogged arteries?

What are the symptoms of clogged arteries?

Depends on where: Since clogged arteries can occur in many places in the body, symptoms will depend on which arteries are clogged. If they're in the heart a person may feel chest pain and have a heart attack. If they're in the leg, there may be pain in the calves while walking. Clogged arteries in the neck or brain can lead to a stroke. If the artery to an organ gets clogged it can lead to failure of that organ. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean clogged arteries?

What is the very best way to clean clogged arteries?

Prevention: There are no medications known to clean plaque from arteries. There are medications such as statins to prevent plaque progression and can stabilize a plaque. If a plaque progresses to the point of causing symptoms, procedures may be required to open up the blockage, or bypass it. ...Read more

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At what age in men do clogged arteries usually occur?

At what age in men do clogged arteries usually occur?

Older men: The answer truly depends on which arteries you're talking about, but in general with peripheral arterial disease (pad) -- which is clogging of the arteries outside the heart -- it affects < 1% of people < 50 years, about 5% in people 50-70 years, and 10-20% of people > 70 years of age. Your habits will also affect this, as smokers tend to be affected at a much younger age than non-smokers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are remedies for clogged arteries?

Could you tell me what are remedies for clogged arteries?

Depends: Depends on which arteries and how clogged they are. ...Read more

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What good habits will most help my possibly clogged arteries?

What good habits will most help my possibly clogged arteries?

Great question!: Good habits for clogged arteries 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 to fish (tuna/salmon) often. Avoid high fructose corn syrup & processed foods. Good luck! ...Read more

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How are hardening of the arteries & clogged arteries. Different?

Arteries: Hardening of arteries- means loss of elasticity of the arteries. Mostly it is due to arterial calfication or sclerosis or atherosclerosis.
Blocked arteries- it is blockage of arteries either from calfic deposits or cholesterol deposits or both. ...Read more

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How can you find out if you have clogged arteries? What tests are held?

How can you find out if you have clogged arteries? What tests are held?

Clogged arteries: It depends on what you are referring to. But in general, you can see arteries' clots and obstruction with what is called arteriography. A dye is injected into a specific area where there are arteries located and with pictures you may take a close look at those. There are other tests that can be used to evaluate for this, but with this one you may take a good look at the arteries internal space. ...Read more

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Please tell me what ingredient in foods leads to the most artery clogging?

Cholesterol and fat: Foods high in cholesterol or fat can cause arteries to become "clogged"

Diet is important but remember that smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure etc are very important too. ...Read more

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If I have clogged arteries will I be able to clean them out, or is it permanent?

If I have clogged arteries will I be able to clean them out, or is it permanent?

Not a lost cause: If you have blockages already, tx can serve to stabilize the plaque that is present & later to try & reverse it. The former is important b/c you can have unstable plaque that is vulnerable to acute blockage (ie a heart attack) & certain tx can help prevent this. The latter is important to decrease long-term risk. It will req hard wk, determination, but you can do it w/ help from a proactive doctor. ...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 to fish (tuna/salmon) often. Work w/ proactive doc for complete eval, other tx and monitoring. Good luck! ...Read more

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What actually happens when your arteries become clogged? (I will be happy to get a detailed answer)

What actually happens when your arteries become clogged?
(I will be happy to get a detailed answer)

Happy to give 1 but:: We only have 400 characters to answer questions on this forum. So a detailed answer, though making us both ecstatic, is not possible. Hardening of the arteries is a complex process. Other things, like sudden clots can block vessels as well and these can have multiple causes. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronary_thrombosis and see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atherosclerosis ...Read more

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What can be done to reverse the clogging of your arteries after a lifetime of eating things that would clog?

What can be done to reverse the clogging of your arteries after a lifetime of eating things that would clog?

Many factors: Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight — BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cessation of smoking, exercise (if you are healthy enough per your physician), reduce alcohol consumption, take prescribed medications as directed. Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and work with your physician to optimize them. ...Read more

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Can teens develop clogged arteries?

Very unlikely: Clogged arteries could theoretically develop in adolescence, although this would be highly unlikely as this process generally takes decades to develop, except in very rare case, such as in the setting of severe hypercholesterolemia, long-standing poorly controlled diabetes or heart transplant. ...Read more

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How much time do clogged arteries take to kill?

How much time do clogged arteries take to kill?

Variable: Depending on the severity, anywhere from 25 to 100 years. ...Read more

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How do I know if there is artery clogging my neck?

How do I know if there is artery clogging my neck?

Screening ultrasound: Ask your family doctor to examine you and listen to your neck. The best screening test is by doing a duplex ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long do clogged arteries take to kill?

Can you tell me how long do clogged arteries take to kill?

Depends: Symptoms of arterial blockage depend on the location of the blockage. Arteries to the heart can cause a heart attack, the brain can cause strokes, to the legs can cause gangrene, etc. As in real estate, location is everything. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cake frosting to cause clogged arteries?

Is it possible for cake frosting to cause clogged arteries?

See below: Only if you eat so much of it for a very long time that cause weight gain leading to obesity, metabokic syndrome, Insulin resistance or diabetes. Otherwise, normal use is ok. ...Read more

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What do cardiologists think of angioprim foe clogged arterys?

What do cardiologists think of angioprim foe clogged arterys?

Angiogram: Coronary angiography is one of the best ways to assess for blocked arteries. It is done through the arm or groin by injecting IV dye into the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Do the treatment options change depending on how clogged my arteries are?

Possibly: If the artery is completely blocked, or if there are long segments of blockage or multiple areas of complete blockage in a row, it may be more difficult to treat the blockage with angioplasty. Open surgery becomes a better option in these situations. ...Read more