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How can I unclog arteries in my heart and keep cholesterol down?

How can I unclog arteries in my heart and keep cholesterol down?

Risk modification: I am assuming you have coronary artery disease and possibly an ischemic event. We are dealing with secondary prevention. Do not smoke, aggressive lipid modification with statins drugs(lower LDL less than 100 and less than 70 if dm and cad), diabetes treatment, BP less than 130/80, Aspirin 81mg a day, Plavix if CAD and revascularization done(pci/stent), weight control, physician manage exercise. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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What foods can unclog my arteries?

What foods can unclog my arteries?

While food plants : Fresh fruits and vegetables and avoiding animal protein, animal fat, and dairy will lead to reversal of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
Once
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If you cut out the bad stuff can you unclog your arteries in a few months?

If you cut out the bad stuff can you unclog your arteries in a few months?

Not quite: A diet low in saturated fats can lower your cholesterol and improve your arterial flow, but a few months worth won't quite do it. Stick with it though and you'll see an improvement eventually. ...Read more

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How do you unclog clogged arteries?

How do you unclog clogged arteries?

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

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What are the best over-the-counter medication available to unclog clogged arteries?

What are the best over-the-counter medication available to unclog clogged arteries?

Salad...!: 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

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Is it true that oral chelation therapy works to unclog arteries?

Is it true that oral chelation therapy works to unclog arteries?

Not true: Artery disease is best treated with risk factor modification, medcal therapy for hypertension, nicotine addiction, diabetes, and elevated cholestrol. Chelation is expensive, heavily advertised and not scientific in regards to any benefit. Its not likely to hurt you, but why are you using it? ...Read more

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How can a heart artery be unclog after a stent was put in and 18 months later is found totaly clogged?

How can a heart artery be unclog after a stent was put in and 18 months later is found totaly clogged?

Common: The plaque has developed and fills or partially fills a segment of the coronary artery. It is balloon dilated(not removed or bypassed) and stented with a mesh device. More plaque extrudes or develops on the same or nearby area and occludes the vessel. ...Read more

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Morbidly obese w/ treated sleep apnea. No CardioV disease other than high bp/cholest. Will losing weight remove fat around the heart, unclog arteries?

Morbidly obese w/ treated sleep apnea. No CardioV disease other than high bp/cholest. Will losing weight remove fat around the heart, unclog arteries?

Yes: Weight loss can reverse fat deposits both under the skin and in/around the vital organs. Be sure to eat lots of fruits and veggies. Eat healthy fats like salmon, nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado, etc. Increase protein, especially lean and plant based proteins. Skip soda, processed foods, highly refined carbs & restrict sugar. Ask your doctor if weight loss surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you unclog your arteries naturally without meds and surgery? If so how? Just asking out of curiosity

Can you unclog your arteries naturally without meds and surgery? If so how? Just asking out of curiosity

Probably not: Calcified deposits in the arteries can be slowed down, but unlikely to disappear without intervention: stenting or bypass may be required. ...Read more

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