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How Do You Know If Your Arteries Are Clogged
Start w/ these: Tx generally start with a healthy diet, & regular exercise, both of which can help achieve & maintain ideal weight. If you use any tob products, then stopping all of it is very important. Start to read food labels. Choose more veggies. Avoid soda, all fast food. Limit juice. Choose fish (tuna/salmon) often. Work w/ proactive doc for complete eval, other tx and monitoring. Good luck!See 1 more doctor answer
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
What actually happens when your arteries become clogged? (i will be happy to get a detailed answer)
Happy to give 1 but:: We only have 400 characters to answer questions on this forum. So a detailed answer, though making us both ecstatic, is not possible. Hardening of the arteries is a complex process. Other things, like sudden clots can block vessels as well and these can have multiple causes. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Coronary_thrombosis and see https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Atherosclerosis
What can be done to reverse the clogging of your arteries after a lifetime of eating things that would clog?
Many factors: Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cessation of smoking, exercise (if you are healthy enough per your physician), reduce alcohol consumption, take prescribed medications as directed. Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and work with your physician to optimize them.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
High calories: Consuming more calories than the body needs will end up by building fat in the body and probably accelerates atherosclerosis. Of course consuming fatty food like junk food or red meet, diet with high sugar contents and not eating enough vegetables and fruits will also cause high cholesterol and more blockage in the arteries. Diet is important factor in atherosclerosis along with other diseases.
Depends on where: Since clogged arteries can occur in many places in the body, symptoms will depend on which arteries are clogged. If they're in the heart a person may feel chest pain and have a heart attack. If they're in the leg, there may be pain in the calves while walking. Clogged arteries in the neck or brain can lead to a stroke. If the artery to an organ gets clogged it can lead to failure of that organ.
Angioplasty - Bypass: In angioplasty (potentially less invasive) a thin, high tensile strength folded plastic balloon (with or without a stent) is passed into narrowings & hydraulically inflated using pressures 50 to 250 x's arterial pressure to expand the narrowing. In bypass surgery (more invasive) another vessel (commonly a vein) is sewn into an artery prior to a narrowing and again downstream from the narrowing.
Alternatives: Surgical intervention works very well but if you want an alternative to surgical intervention, there are diet and exercise programs for reversing heart disease. There are centers that specialize in this type of treatment. Two of many examples are the Nathan Pritikin Resort and the Dr. McDougall Health and Medical Center. These programs really work and have good research behind them.See 1 more doctor answer
Clogged arteries: Well, it is possible if you have diabetes, high bad cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure and strong family history, some studies suggest that a high level of Triglyceride may raise the risk of heart disease especially in women, if triglyceride is higher than 400 I would be worried about my Pancreas
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Older men: The answer truly depends on which arteries you're talking about, but in general with peripheral arterial disease (pad) -- which is clogging of the arteries outside the heart -- it affects < 1% of people < 50 years, about 5% in people 50-70 years, and 10-20% of people > 70 years of age. Your habits will also affect this, as smokers tend to be affected at a much younger age than non-smokers.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on which arteries and how clogged they are.See 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: Good habits for clogged arteries generally start with a healthy diet, & regular exercise, both of which can help achieve & maintain ideal weight. If you use any tob products, then stopping all of it is very important. Start to read food labels. Choose more veggies. Avoid soda, all fast food. Limit juice. Choose fish (tuna/salmon) often. Avoid high fructose corn syrup & processed foods. Good luck!
Diet: Saturated and trans-fats.Get a more detailed answer ›
Clogged arteries: It depends on what you are referring to. But in general, you can see arteries' clots and obstruction with what is called arteriography. A dye is injected into a specific area where there are arteries located and with pictures you may take a close look at those. There are other tests that can be used to evaluate for this, but with this one you may take a good look at the arteries internal space.
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