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How do diabetes and smoking lead to clogged arteries?

How do diabetes and smoking lead to clogged arteries?

Inflammation: Complex answer. Check out heart.Org for american heart association's discussion. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can constipation lead to appendicitis or clogged arteries?

Can constipation lead to appendicitis or clogged arteries?

Possible: Constipation may lead to hard stool which may enter the lumen of appendix ( facecloth ) leads to appendicitis Clogged arteries lead to mesenteric thrombosis and cause the lethal gangrene of bowel , fortunately it is rare . ...Read more

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What will clear out clogged arteries?

What will clear out clogged arteries?

Not much: there may be some reversal if the cholesterol level is decreased. But usually the damage is done when the blockage is seen. ...Read more

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Medical can you reverse clogged arteries?

Medical can you reverse clogged arteries?

clogged arteries: There are studies showing reversal of atherosclerotic lesions in a small percentage of aggressively treated patients with atherosclerotic lesions. It takes diet, exercise and usually high dose statins and getting lipids quite low. ...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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Can teens develop clogged arteries?

Very unlikely: Clogged arteries could theoretically develop in adolescence, although this would be highly unlikely as this process generally takes decades to develop, except in very rare case, such as in the setting of severe hypercholesterolemia, long-standing poorly controlled diabetes or heart transplant. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cake frosting to cause clogged arteries?

Is it possible for cake frosting to cause clogged arteries?

See below: Only if you eat so much of it for a very long time that cause weight gain leading to obesity, metabokic syndrome, Insulin resistance or diabetes. Otherwise, normal use is ok. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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