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Foods That Dissolve Artery Plaque
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
Could dissolving with effective supplementation "plaque" from inflamed arteries dislodge and cause stroke or heart attack pre-maturely? %?
No: Stating drugs have been shown to decrease plaque. Most OTC supplements have not been proven. If you have plaque cussing symptoms you should talk to your doctor about treatments. Don't take a chance. Dissolving plaque should not increase the risk of a stroke or vascular event. Make sure you don't risk your life/health on unproven claims. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol removed plaque from arteries?
Yes: Reducing LDL and increasing HDL can reduce plaque in arteries. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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
Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?
No.: The various kinds of plaque that build up in the arteries have been building up for years, in some cases even decades. There is no medicine that will undo the remodeling due to years or decades of high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, etc. The best strategy is to modify the modifiable risk factors (and hope you have good genes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the main culprit in causing plaque build up in arteries when it comes to food content - saturated fat or cholesterol?
Vegan diet: Medications such as statins generally stabilize the plaque which decreases chances of plaque rupture and heart attack. In smaller studies they have been shown to decrease the plaque size by very small amounts. A vegan diet low in fat and concentrated sugars probably gives the best chance of reducing plaque burden (google dr. Easselstyn for more info). ...Read more
It's several things: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a complex process. The majority of a plaque ("blockage") is made up of cholesterol and triglycerides that come packaged in ldl-cholesterol particles. Although we say ldl-cholesterol, there is triglyceride also. The plaque also contains many white blood cells which turn into immobile cells called foam cells. The plaque is an area of inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atherosclerosis: Narrowing or 'hardening of the arteries' seems like the body's way of planned obsolescence--or complete wearing out. Over time our arteries become more narrow and certain conditions speed up the process: smoking, diabetes (and overweight/metabolic syndrome), hi blood pressure, and hi cholesterol. Exercise can slow down the process. Plaque build up in arteries leads to heart attack and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In atherosclerosis, is the calcium and cholesterol contained inside or is it attached to arterial cells?
Both: Cholesterol first accumulates within cells in the arterial wall, then they die off leaving a cholesterol-rich mess. Most atherosclerotic plaques contain little calcium and many contain none; anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken or lying. The calcium is outside the cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up in the arteries occluding the lumen.How would this affect bp?
Food Myths: Nope. That would be a false myth. ...Read more
See below: Foods rich in fats and cholesterol, generally speaking. ...Read more
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