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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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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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Can doing exercise wash your arteries free of plaque?

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Can doing exercise wash your arteries free of plaque?

Maybe (not). . .: Tricky question. Exercise can raise HDL (good) cholesterol which helps remove LDL (bad) cholesterol (plaques) from artery walls. So in one sense, exercise can wash arteries of plaque. But completely free? Probably not. You'd also need to adjust your diet and hope you chose good parents who didn't give you genetic predisposition to high cholesterol. That's where medications come in handy. ...Read more

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Is there any drinks/food/otc meds that will clear your arteries of plaque?

Is there any drinks/food/otc meds that will clear your arteries of plaque?

Nothing known of: While a diet low in saturated fats and high in omega 3 fish oils (rich in fish) lowers ones incidence of cad, nothing currently available suggests conclusively that any diet or homeopathic therapy can reverse atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Can spices remove plaque or just keep existing arteries clear of oxidized cholesterol?

Cholesterol: Spices can make your food taste better if used appropriately, we have all experienced this and the evidence is good for it. There is no rigorous scientific evidence that spices will remove plaque or keep arteries open. ...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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Why is my left foot going numb? When I sit crossed legs, it turns blueish. Doctor did test for plaque in arteries before, but it was clear.

Why is my left foot going numb? When I sit crossed legs, it turns blueish. Doctor did test for plaque in arteries before, but it was clear.

Vein compression.: Your foot may be turning blue, especially when you sit cross legged, because of the veins being compressed or torqued. Slowing of return blood flow in the veins, especially in the legs, typically causes your feet to have a bluish cast. This can happen whether or not the arteries have plaque. ...Read more

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Can excercise+diet+statin clear arterial plaque??

Can excercise+diet+statin clear arterial plaque??

Probably: Atheroscleortic plaque can be decreased by diet, medication and exercise. Case studies show that even in patients with coronary artery disease who have had bypass, dietary changes can play a significant role in preventing further worsening of arterial changes and may reverse pre-existing disease.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11832674 ...Read more

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What is plaque buildup in arteries?

What is plaque buildup in arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Narrowing or 'hardening of the arteries' seems like the body's way of planned obsolescence--or complete wearing out. Over time our arteries become more narrow and certain conditions speed up the process: smoking, diabetes (and overweight/metabolic syndrome), hi blood pressure, and hi cholesterol. Exercise can slow down the process. Plaque build up in arteries leads to heart attack and strokes. ...Read more

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How does plaque form in the arteries?

How does plaque form in the arteries?

Calcium and platlets: Theory is bacteria damage internal lining of arteries causing small ulcers next invaded by white blood cells and coat of fats (cholesterol), calcium, & a mat of blood platlets, all called plaque. It is as if the arteries have their own patch repair kit. Overtime plaque cracks and process recurs causing buildup that blocks ready passage of blood &, if bore of artery closed off, an heart attack. ...Read more

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Why does plaque form in the arteries?

Why does plaque form in the arteries?

Family practice: As we age our arteries develope small cracks on its walls. Many things can speed up this process. Smoking, diabetes, hypertension and family history. Cholesterol comes along and tries to patch these areas up. Over time it justs builds up. If we have a high cholesterol or triglyceride the build up is faster. So it is important to correct all those factors to help prevent stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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What causes plaque build up in arteries?

What causes plaque build up in arteries?

Inflammation: It is an ongoing process of damage, inflammation, and scarring that progressively obstructs the blood flow. It is exacerbated by lifestyle, health, family history/heredity, and environmental factors. ...Read more

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Can plaque build up in your arteries be reversed?

Not really: Plaque build up is one of the causes for poor blood flow to the brain and heart, causing strokes and heart attacks. Seeing your doc and getting a cholesterol test would help the doctor decide if you qualify for statin therapy. An asa a day also may help, but I don't know too many 34 Y.O. Males on asa therapy for arteriosclerosis. Go see your doc and he can test you. Diet & exercise is the key. ...Read more

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What are the causes of plaque buildup in the arteries?

What are the causes of plaque buildup in the arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Caused by fats being stored in the walls of the arteries creating plaques. Other contributing factors are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure. Dietshigh in fats also are problematic. ...Read more

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Can exercising remove plaque in your arteries at all or not?

Can exercising remove plaque in your arteries at all or not?

NO.: At least, there is no data to suport that. Exercise is still very good for you regardless of plaque. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for plaque to build up in arteries?

How much time does it take for plaque to build up in arteries?

Plaque: Early fatty streaks appear as a teenager and progress from there. So if they are visible then must have started sooner. They are not a normal part of being human unless you feed your genome wrong.
DASH eating plan.
DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076

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What are some natural ways to reduce plaque build up in arteries?

Not much: Hi. There's not much "natural" you can do to help reduce atherosclerotic plaque except healthy diet and regular exercise, and obviously don't smoke. The biggest issue, your genetics, is not a modifiable variable. You're young, but there are bad genes that can cause atherosclerotic events in your age group. If you can give us more information, perhaps we can be of greater assistance. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to break down plaque that clogs the arteries?

What is the best way to break down plaque that clogs the arteries?

Vascular disease: The clogging plaque can be removed or bypassed at surgery or with a stent or balloon placed angiographically. Then managing hypertension, nicotine, lipids, and diabetes will help stabilize the plaque long term. It takes a team approach. Anti platelet therapy is a baby Aspirin daily. Nicotine cessation is very important. ...Read more

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What's the innermost layer of the arteries's vulnerabilities to plaque?

Intima: Is the inner layer of blood vessels. Inflammation of this layer begins the process of plaque formation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse plaque buildup in arteries, or is it permanent?

Yes to a point: Some studies have shown a MODEST reversal in atherosclerosis, so the key is PREVENTION. See your doctor about what lifestyle changes you can make to prevent atherosclerosis, and have your lipid levels checked. Ask to have the "Boston Heart Panel" for a better picture of your cardiovascular risks, because abnormal cholesterol levels are only about 25% of the risk picture. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you think that you might have plaque buildup in your arteries?

I'm just wondering, if you think that you might have plaque buildup in your arteries?

Part of being human: Plaque is when the fat in the bloodstream build up inside the arteries and then get calcified causing atherosclerosis and plaque. Clues come from your blood tests and of course any symptoms you may have in your heart, legs, brain, and other areas. Do you have a strong family history? It is not so much the presence of plaque which happens to us all but rather the effect of this plaque. ...Read more

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What is the best non-invasive test to look at the inside of arteries for plaque buildup? Thanks!

What is the best non-invasive test to look at the inside of arteries for plaque buildup? Thanks!

Ultrasound: Arterial plaque can be investigated with ultrasound of the carotid arteries, the abdominal aorta, or the leg arteries. Plaque in the coronary arteries can be inferred by presence of calcium seen on an ultrafast coronary artery ct scan. Those are all non-invasive. ...Read more

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How come it takes so long for arteries to block up from plaque even when you hsve all the risk factors?

How come it takes so long for arteries to block up from plaque even when you hsve all the risk factors?

Luck: good vs bad: There are many factors that go into blocking an artery, including good vs bad luck. Even with many risk factors, you may not suffer from clinically apparent disease while others w/just one risk might suffer a catastrophic event. Slow build up of plaque takes time while abrupt plaque rupture is almost instantaneous. Regardless, it's best to reduce/optimize all risk factors as best as possible. ...Read more

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At what age should a person first be checked for plaque in the arteries? Don't tell me "only if you have symptoms" I don't take any chances. What age?

At what age should a person first be checked for plaque in the arteries? Don't tell me "only if you have symptoms" I don't take any chances. What age?

It's not so simple: The problem is that there is no proved, effective test to check for plaque in the absence of symptoms. Controversial methods include "calcium scanning", ultrasound, and others, but most experts consider them unreliable. Even if abnormal, without symptoms usually there is no treatment except what should be done anyway (no smoking, exercise, weight and BP control, drug Rx if abnormal lipids, etc). ...Read more

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How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

Various ways: You might mean this: damage to the walls causes plaque. Hi blood pressure, cigarettes, high choleserol cause damage and plaques.
The way in which it builds up is gradually over years. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more