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Does Mayonnaise Clog The Arteries Veins
Many veins present: Arterial blockage causes lack of flow, resulting in pain, claudication (tightening of muscle like a cramp) even death of tissue. Opening of the blockage allows resolution of symptoms. Venous blockage results in local pain, redness, swelling over the superficial vein involved. Deep venous thrombosis requires anticoagulation. Many other veins take over the function. ...Read more
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
When it comes to healthy eating, would already damaged/clogged veins and arteries get better over time?
1st, veins and arteries behave differently and can't be lumped together.
2nd, vein disease is usually not affected by diet
3rd, artery disease can be made worse with bad eating habits but smoking and diabetes do more damage to your arteries than diet (generally speaking). ...Read more
I am going to have a 4 heart by pass. (i am female 60 years old) I had a mild heart attack a month ago. They put a stent in they say there are many narrowing in all the vessels. So they feel I need this by pass, my question is the clogged arteries that wi
CABG: During a CABG procedure, the clogged portions of coronary arteries are bypassed with using short sections of a vein removed from one of your legs called the great saphenous. It is like building an overpass to redirect and flow of blood away from the clogged section and deliver it to the compromised heart muscle tissue. ...Read more
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
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
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
Diet and heart disea: Genetics plays a huge roll as does diabetes and smoking. Insome people diet can cause a rise in cholesterol and the smaller cholesterol components will increase and cause disease. Diet always helps and is one of the things we have control over. We don't get to pick our parents so watch your fats, 20-30 grams a day. Exercise and stop smoking if you do. A healthy diet can reduce heart attack in most. ...Read more
Angioplasty - Bypass: In angioplasty (potentially less invasive) a thin, high tensile strength folded plastic balloon (with or without a stent) is passed into narrowings & hydraulically inflated using pressures 50 to 250 x's arterial pressure to expand the narrowing. In bypass surgery (more invasive) another vessel (commonly a vein) is sewn into an artery prior to a narrowing and again downstream from the narrowing. ...Read more
Inflammation: Complex answer. Check out heart. Org for american heart association's discussion. ...Read more
Depends: I really depends on the artery that is getting clogged. Carotid, coronary (heart), leg, kidneys all have different indications for treatment. As a general rule of thumb stents are not needed unless there are symptoms related to the narrow artery. This is an excellent question to pose to your physician treating the clogged artery. ...Read more
Maybe (not). . .: Research using intravascular ultrasound has shown that very aggressively lowering LDL cholesterol can slow down progression of arterial plaque, and even perhaps get rid of it. Our current goals are not necessarily to achieve specific cholesterol levels but to find 4 groups of people who can benefit from statins, only cholesterol lowering medication shown to have positive health outcomes. ...Read more
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Work w/ your doctor: Tx can serve to stabilize the plaque that is present & later to try & reverse it. It will req hard wk, determination, but you can do it w/ help from a proactive doctor. 1st need thorough cardiovasc eval, then tx plan & follow up. Tx will likely include: no tob, healthy diet, reg exercise, achieve ideal weight, maintain good bp, normal glucose (sugar) & good cholesterol & adv lipid levels & more. ...Read more
Thigh pain: It is possible but at your age it is extremely unlikely and probably is muscular. ...Read more
Just is: The carotid arteries are anterior circulation vessels; you can think of them as supplying the front of the brain. The basilar artery is at the base of the brain and is created by the confluence of the two vertebral arteries, which are posterior circulation vessels. It is possible to have disease in only one of these vessels, or in all of them, or in any combination. ...Read more
A few things: Don't smoke, keep your cholesterol and sugers down, exercise, and take your medications as instructed. ...Read more
No definitive answer: Foods high in fat content are processed differently by different people. Depending on their ability to process them by the liver and that depends on genetics. Also, there is more to clogging up arteries than just diet. Exercise, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, cholesterol level, and stress can also cause different amounts of plaques in the arteries in different people based on genetics. ...Read more
Various choices.: If you know your arteries are not clogged, they don't really need checking. If you are having no symptoms, but want to know if there is early plaque, a ct calcium score is sensitive for this. If you are having chest pain and you and symptoms are not high risk, a stress test can help sort it out. A ct coronary angio would give more detail about the degree of blockage. Cardiac cath (cont). ...Read more
Very little: Once established, atherosclerotic plaque has very little chance of decreasing. The best course is to begin risk modifications and hope to stop the progression of plaque. There are some reports of decreasing plaque thickness with extreme cholesterol lowering, but the clinical correlation to decreased mi and stoke had not been proven. ...Read more
If my family has a history of enlarged hearts and clogged arteries. Does this make me or at risk?
Yes: Family history is a risk factor & inc. Chances. See your md, or a cardiologist for more info. ...Read more
Does anyone know, after an ultra-sound, that I had very early stages of hardening of the arteries. Is there a difference in this & clogged arteries?
Matter of degree: Early stages doesn't mean "clogged" but can lead to it in time. ...Read more
I am very underweight and ate 160g of chocolate in one sitting will my arteries get clogged up if I eat lots of fat tomorrow too? I was very hungry.
How tall are you? How much do you weigh? It is not a good idea to eat a lot of fat. An episode or two of overeating chocolate will not do lasting harm, but you are setting yourself for bad eating habits.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
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
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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