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Doctor insights on: Foods That Dissolve Artery Plaque

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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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Is there any drinks/food/otc meds that will clear your arteries of plaque?

Is there any drinks/food/otc meds that will clear your arteries of plaque?

Nothing known of: While a diet low in saturated fats and high in omega 3 fish oils (rich in fish) lowers ones incidence of cad, nothing currently available suggests conclusively that any diet or homeopathic therapy can reverse atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What foods or drinks or herbs actually can clear plaques out of arteries?

What foods or drinks or herbs actually can clear plaques out of arteries?

There are a lot: Garlic…grapes, crape fruit juice, cherries sweet. Strawberries, applessweet patato, green tea, hawthorn tea, olive of oil, salmon, spinch, garbanzo beans, tamatos, all of those will to clean the arteries, but please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the main culprit in causing plaque build up in arteries when it comes to food content - saturated fat or cholesterol?

What is the main culprit in causing plaque build up in arteries when it comes to food content - saturated fat or cholesterol?

Both.: Generally speeking saturated fat and cholesterol levels in one's diet corrolate very well with each other, or (again generally speaking) when one goes up they both go up. From that stanpoint, minimizing either should result in a favorable effect. ...Read more

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What is plaque buildup in arteries?

What is plaque buildup in arteries?

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 more

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What causes plaque build up in arteries?

What causes plaque build up in arteries?

Inflammation: It is an ongoing process of damage, inflammation, and scarring that progressively obstructs the blood flow. It is exacerbated by lifestyle, health, family history/heredity, and environmental factors. ...Read more

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What are the causes of plaque buildup in the arteries?

What are the causes of plaque buildup in the arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Caused by fats being stored in the walls of the arteries creating plaques. Other contributing factors are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure. Dietshigh in fats also are problematic. ...Read more

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What's the innermost layer of the arteries's vulnerabilities to plaque?

What's the innermost layer of the arteries's vulnerabilities to plaque?

Intima: Is the inner layer of blood vessels. Inflammation of this layer begins the process of plaque formation. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you think that you might have plaque buildup in your arteries?

I'm just wondering, if you think that you might have plaque buildup in your arteries?

Part of being human: Plaque is when the fat in the bloodstream build up inside the arteries and then get calcified causing atherosclerosis and plaque. Clues come from your blood tests and of course any symptoms you may have in your heart, legs, brain, and other areas. Do you have a strong family history? It is not so much the presence of plaque which happens to us all but rather the effect of this plaque. ...Read more

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How can I fully reverse plaque in arteries?

How can I fully reverse plaque in arteries?

Unfortunately it is: Unlikely you will be able to reverse plaque but you can certainly do things to avoid excessive development of plaque. You can't change your genetic profile but you can avoid smoking, eat a plant based diet and exercise regularly. Take a look at Dr. Esselstyn's work from the Cleveland clinic. Http://www. Dresselstyn. Com/site/ Certainly starting at a young age will have significant long term benefits ...Read more

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How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

Various ways: You might mean this: damage to the walls causes plaque. Hi blood pressure, cigarettes, high choleserol cause damage and plaques.
The way in which it builds up is gradually over years. ...Read more

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Can doing exercise wash your arteries free of plaque?

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Can doing exercise wash your arteries free of plaque?

Maybe (not). . .: Tricky question. Exercise can raise HDL (good) cholesterol which helps remove LDL (bad) cholesterol (plaques) from artery walls. So in one sense, exercise can wash arteries of plaque. But completely free? Probably not. You'd also need to adjust your diet and hope you chose good parents who didn't give you genetic predisposition to high cholesterol. That's where medications come in handy. ...Read more

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Should all arteries be checked to see if any plaque is building up?

Should all arteries be checked to see if any plaque is building up?

Sure: It's always good to be evaluated to prevent diseases before they break bad, but the best plan is to prevent it all together. When it comes to "plaque" in the arteries, it's all about diet, exercise, not smoking, healthy diet, and well controlled cholesterol. ...Read more

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Please describe the disease called when plaque builds up in the arteries?

Please describe the disease called when plaque builds up in the arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Plaque is an accumulation of white blood cells, mostly macrophages, within the wall of the arteries, never veins. The wbcs are eating oxidized LDL particles (not cholesterol) in the wall & HDL particles can help prevent/regress ds. It typically begins in childhood, though asymptomatic for decades. Drivers sugar/carb foods, ↑ldl (nmol/l), ↓hdl (umol/l), ↑bld sugar (optimal hba1c 5.0%), ↑bp obesity. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in plaque build-up and calcium build-up in arteries?

Yes and no: Plaque build up within arteries can be "soft" meaning that it is recent in orgin. This is the most unstable form of plaque in arteries and most likely to rupture and cause a problem. Plaque that has been present for a longer period of time becomes calcified and is more stable. There are often no symptoms associated with soft plaque. Calcified plaque in coronaries can lead to chest pain. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes plaque buildup in the arteries?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes plaque buildup in the arteries?

Inflammation ; chol: Cholesterol and inflammation cause plaque build up in arteries. There is also a genetic component. High blood pressure causes damage to interior walls of arteries which causes certain cells (macrophages) to move there to repair the damage. This repair process leads to plaque build up. ...Read more

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Can spices remove plaque or just keep existing arteries clear of oxidized cholesterol?

Cholesterol: Spices can make your food taste better if used appropriately, we have all experienced this and the evidence is good for it. There is no rigorous scientific evidence that spices will remove plaque or keep arteries open. ...Read more

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How does plaque form in the arteries?

How does plaque form in the arteries?

Calcium and platlets: Theory is bacteria damage internal lining of arteries causing small ulcers next invaded by white blood cells and coat of fats (cholesterol), calcium, & a mat of blood platlets, all called plaque. It is as if the arteries have their own patch repair kit. Overtime plaque cracks and process recurs causing buildup that blocks ready passage of blood &, if bore of artery closed off, an heart attack. ...Read more

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Why does plaque form in the arteries?

Family practice: As we age our arteries develope small cracks on its walls. Many things can speed up this process. Smoking, diabetes, hypertension and family history. Cholesterol comes along and tries to patch these areas up. Over time it justs builds up. If we have a high cholesterol or triglyceride the build up is faster. So it is important to correct all those factors to help prevent stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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