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Is there evidence that vitamin C can reduce arterial plaques?

Is there evidence that vitamin C can reduce arterial plaques?

None. May hurt.: Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) is one of the most overused supplements for many reasons. Few people need mega-doses, which interestly block the effect of choleterol lowering drugs (statins), along with high dose vitamin e. Both in large doses are associated with increased all-cause mortality! ...Read more

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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What causes blood plaques?

What causes blood plaques?

Can't answer: Not sure what is meant by blood plaques. Do you mean blood clots or cholesterol (atherosclerotic) plaques? The general process is damage - either acute or chronic - to the lining of the blood vessel with adherence of platelets, inflammation and subsequent plaque. ...Read more

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What are calcified plaques?

What are calcified  plaques?

See details: They are atherosclerotic deposits in artery walls that contain calcium. This suggest long standing significant arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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How can I remove plaque or tartar?

How can I remove plaque or tartar?

Cleaning : At home by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist for your regular cleaning. ...Read more

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How to best reduce plaque on cornea?

How to best reduce plaque on cornea?

Depends: This depends on the type of plaque. Sometimes chemical sare use ti dissolve the plaque, other times the plaque is removed manually with instruments. ...Read more

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How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

Brush and floss: Proper tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will remove plaque if used both properly and for a sufficient length of time. This should take the average person about 2 minutes which seems short unless you start timing it. Check to see how long it takes you. After about 24 hours, the plaque builds up mineral deposits called calculus and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Soft versus hard: Dental plaque is a soft material composed of a large variety of bacteria and other microorganisms that form a biofilm covering the outer surfaces of a tooth. This plaque can harden and become tarter (or dental calculus) which is often tightly adhered to tooth structure. ...Read more

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How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

Need more info: I am not sure about your question. Plaques are usually formed by abnormal accumulation of different versions of cholesterol that are affected by many factors like diabetes, hypertension, smoking, genetics, meds, etc. They cause trouble more based on location and age of the plaque (older can be more stable), as well as these other factors, than by a certain type. ...Read more

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What are the causes of there to be plaque on the back of my tongue?

What are the causes of there to be plaque on the back of my tongue?

Several reasons: This is an area that collects plaque, bacteria from eating and post-nasal drip. Important to use a tongue scraper or brush your tongue with your toothbrush to reduce this build up. See tongue scraper photograph. ...Read more