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How Can I Unclog My Arteries
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you unclog your arteries naturally without meds and surgery? If so how? Just asking out of curiosity
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