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Does Smoking Weed Cause Plaque Build Up In Your Arteries
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
Not really: Plaque build up is one of the causes for poor blood flow to the brain and heart, causing strokes and heart attacks. Seeing your doc and getting a cholesterol test would help the doctor decide if you qualify for statin therapy. An asa a day also may help, but i dont know too many 34 Y.O. Males on asa therapy for arteriosclerosis. Go see your doc and he can test you. Diet & exercise is the key. ...Read more
See below: Foods rich in fats and cholesterol, generally speaking. ...Read more
Food Myths: Nope. That would be a false myth. ...Read more
Artherosclerosis is when plaque builds up occluding lumen of arteries, right. How does this affect blood pressure?
What is the main culprit in causing plaque build up in arteries when it comes to food content - saturated fat or cholesterol?
In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up in the arteries occluding the lumen.How would this affect bp?
How does the build up of plaque in someone with atherosclerosis cause the hardening of the arteries?
Not the same things: Plaque buildup (atherosclerosis) in the arteries can make them less flexible, but the old term "hardening of the arteries" (arteriosclerosis) is usually attributed to a decrease in flexibility of the vessel wall even without any plaque present. It is more related to the collagen/structure of the vessel wall themselves. The utility of this term is waning as medicine advances. ...Read more
Yes: Heart is a very metabolically active organ and needs several nutrients to function well like coq10, l-carnitine, magnesium, ribose etc and lack of these will cause the vessels to have greater stiffness. Also indiscriminate of calcium supplements is causing abnormal calcifications of the whole body and arteries. ...Read more
High levels: Of circulating lipids like hypertrigliceridemia /hypercholesterolemia may results from abnl metabolism and they are the perfect setup for plaque formation by damaging the inner layer of the arteries, by build up in the arteries and eventually plaque formation. Common locations and common symptoms result from deposition in coronary arteries resulting in MI, carotid arteries resulting in stroke etc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lipid: We don't really know but it does. Likely genetically mediated. ...Read more
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