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Doctor insights on: Herbs That Clean Out The Arteries

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Does zinc help clean out the arteries?

Does zinc help clean out the arteries?

Probably not: You can overdo zinc which will lead to a copper deficiency and neurological problems. There is a reason we need micronutrients. Micro meaning small amounts. Large amounts of any nutrient can be harmful. Be very careful with supplements, they can interact with medications and with each other. Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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What food cleans the? Arteries?

What food cleans the? Arteries?

None really: There are no foods that can really clean the arteries however a heart healthy diet can certainly help in prevention. Diets with appropriate calories for size & activity, fruits & vegetables, low cholesterol, low salt, limited trans & saturated fats are recommended. Control of diabetes, high blood pressure are very important. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-healthy-diet/nu00196. ...Read more

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Can garlic clean out my arteries?

Can garlic clean out my arteries?

Possibly beneficial: Garlic, ginko, omega-3 fatty acids may act as blood thinners in varying degrees; at least they are advised against when a patient is taking prescription anti-coagulant coumadin (warfarin). Whether garlic can "clean out" the arteries is unknown; no medical studies I'm aware of. So don't rely solely on garlic. Eat healthfully, avoid bad fats, exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How can I verify if my arteries are clean?

How can I verify if my arteries are clean?

Regular check ups: You need to have your cholesterol checked. Stay away from fast food. Maintain a healthy weight. Don' smoke! The only test that verifies clean arteries is an angiogram which looks inside the arteries. This involves putting dye into your system and would not be used to just look for clean arteries. ...Read more

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Does exercise alone keep my arteries clean?

In short no: While exercise certainly can help there are other factors that can affect cholesterol accumulation in your vessels
obviously you should avoid food high in cholesterol and watch your diet
also genetics is an issue and can affect your levels of cholesterol. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be eaten to keep arteries healthy and clean inside?

Pretty much all: All diets should me in moderation of foods consumed obviously the fresher the better the processed less and all in moderation, ots of fish, chicken beef 2 times a week if needed or required lots of fruits and vegies. ...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 very best way to clean clogged arteries?

What is the very best way to clean clogged arteries?

Prevention: There are no medications known to clean plaque from arteries. There are medications such as statins to prevent plaque progression and can stabilize a plaque. If a plaque progresses to the point of causing symptoms, procedures may be required to open up the blockage, or bypass it. ...Read more

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Is there any to reverse calcium score and clean your arteries even slightly?

Is there any to reverse calcium score and clean your arteries even slightly?

Maybe: It's never been proven to change the calcium score (it's never been studied), but there are reports that have shown that the use of a high potency statin with lowering of LDL to ...Read more

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If I have clogged arteries will I be able to clean them out, or is it permanent?

If I have clogged arteries will I be able to clean them out, or is it permanent?

Not a lost cause: If you have blockages already, tx can serve to stabilize the plaque that is present & later to try & reverse it. The former is important b/c you can have unstable plaque that is vulnerable to acute blockage (ie a heart attack) & certain tx can help prevent this. The latter is important to decrease long-term risk. It will req hard wk, determination, but you can do it w/ help from a proactive doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering, what can I do to clean arteries, my sisters had her neck done 2x for clogs. I exercise no smoke drink or drugs, tyvm.

I was wondering, what can I do to clean arteries, my sisters had her neck done 2x for clogs. I exercise no smoke drink or drugs, tyvm.

Arteries: Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Beyond that, consider a process called chelation. It can be done w/oral natural meds or the older and more time-consuming IV drip method. There is lots of science to back this up but some docs may not be aware. The TACT study is a good one. TACT 2 is presently being formulated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the most recommended over-the-counter medications to clean clogged arteries?

What are the most recommended over-the-counter medications to clean clogged arteries?

Aspirin: The cheap, effective antiplatelet medication for clogged arteries especially for heart's blood vessels. Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) Aggrenox -a combination of Aspirin and persantin, are not otc and not needed if Aspirin itself has been found to be effectiv and affordable. Plavix (clopidogrel) is after stent placements in the coronary vessels and carotid vessel surgeries for a certain period, not otc. Statins-addl help, not otc. ...Read more

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How will olive oil help to clean out my arteries?

How will olive oil help to clean out my arteries?

It won't.: Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which help raise your HDL cholesterol - the "healthy" cholesterol - in your blood. High HDL levels are associated with a lower incidence of heart attacks and strokes. But the idea that olive oil can somehow "clean out your arteries" is ludicrous, no matter what dr. Oz and other pseudo-experts say. ...Read more

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Best dose of cayenne pepper for cleaning arteries and ways to take it.

Best dose of cayenne pepper for cleaning arteries and ways to take it.

Herbal Myths: I know of no physician who would prescribe cayenne pepper as a treatment. So, I think this question may be beyond the scope of this medical app. I know of no science or medical recommendation for this kind of treatment. I believe this is a myth and I am wary of taking this seriously. ...Read more

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Can arteriosclerosis be reversed by anything else other than surgery to bypass or clean out arteries?

Can arteriosclerosis be reversed by anything else other than surgery to bypass or clean out arteries?

PAD/atherosclerosis: Yes! nicotine cessation, diet and exercise are the patient factors that help stabilize pad. Medications: anti-hypertensives, cholesterol meds, diabetics meds and antiplatelets are very important. Surgical care when risk of limb loss, stroke, heart attack are high. Surgical results are better in patients who are well managed medically. Good luck, get involved in your care. ...Read more

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What's a woman's odds of having plaque in her arteries by age 56? Angiogram showed clean, but she's been obese for many years. Could it be false neg?

What's a woman's odds of having plaque in her arteries by age 56? Angiogram showed clean, but she's been obese for many years. Could it be false neg?

I trust it: Obesity itself is actually not a risk, though it is a marker for hypertension, diabetes, and lack of exercise which are. The sumo athletes of Japan are obese but have no coronary risk. And I have autopsied plenty of obese folks with great vessels. A lot is genetic. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean out my arteries?

Can drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean out my arteries?

Intriguing research: Cranberry juice is rich in d-mannose which can treat/prevent urinary infections. New research shows the antioxidants in it can improve arterial dilation & may help arteries be less stiff. It looks like cranberry juice can prevent arteriosclerosis but it is not yet clear if it "cleans out" arteries- more research is needed- but it may reduce calcium deposits. See my comment for links to more info. ...Read more

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How come there are sites that say niacin can clear arteries and if you get your HDL up it can clean and take out the plaque?

How come there are sites that say niacin can clear arteries and if you get your HDL up it can clean and take out the plaque?

Niacin: This has not been borne out despite theories. Beware of sites "touting benefits". The aim-high trial was stopped early because Niacin conferred no additional when added to statins. ...Read more

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An addendum - totally happened within 6 months of taking crestor! Cannot convince dr. That gets a kickback from this drug. Coronary arteries-clean!

Angry?: Why don't you just stop the drug if you don't want to take it? No one can force you to take it if you don't want to. Btw, correlation does not prove causation. If a red car drives by your house and your forget where you put your keys, did the red car cause you to forget? ...Read more

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Family history of heart disease, don't smoke drink or do drugs. I'm 50yrs old what exercises should I do and what foods to eat to keep arteries clean?

Family history of heart disease, don't smoke drink or do drugs. I'm 50yrs old what exercises should I do and what foods to eat to keep arteries clean?

Any exercise: 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

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Heart disease bad in my family, looking for ways to keep arteries clean. Heard Cayenne pepper is good for that, True? Any other ways, Tyvm

Heart disease bad in my family, looking for ways to keep arteries clean. Heard Cayenne pepper is good for that, True? Any other ways, Tyvm

It is unlikely: That Cayenne pepper would have any meaningful affect on your coronary arteries otherwise we would routinely prescribe it to our heart patients (which we don't.) You can't do anything about your genes but you an not smoke, exercise regularly, maintain a low-normal body weight and treat diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia with appropriate medications if you have those disorders. ...Read more

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Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. Aneurysm or not likely? Clean cervical MRI 6 months ago.

Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. Aneurysm or not likely? Clean cervical MRI 6 months ago.

Extremely unlikely: This lump may be due to a curve in the artery or just being closer to the skin. It may not even be the artery! An ultrasound of the carotid arteries will tell the story and is safe and painless. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine I need to take to clean my artheries?

What kind of medicine I need to take to clean my artheries?

There is really none: John, there is really no meds that will "clean out" ur arteries. I suggest you go see your family doc and get a blood test for cholesterol. You can take a chol med if your chol is high, but if you have already clogged arteries from plaque buildup, you may need an ekg, carotid doppler, and check your BP to see if you qualify for meds. A baby asa a day shouldn't hurt as it will thin out ur blood. ...Read more