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Doctor insights on: How To Clean Arteries With Cholesterol Buildup In Them

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Is it fat or cholesterol that clogs arteries?

Is it fat or cholesterol that clogs arteries?

It's several things: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a complex process. The majority of a plaque ("blockage") is made up of cholesterol and triglycerides that come packaged in ldl-cholesterol particles. Although we say ldl-cholesterol, there is triglyceride also. The plaque also contains many white blood cells which turn into immobile cells called foam cells. The plaque is an area of inflammation. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have normal cholesterol can you have a narrowed artery?

I'm just wondering, if you have normal cholesterol can you have a narrowed artery?

Atherosclerosis: Cholesterol is only one risk factor associated with narrowed vessels. Narrowed vessels can occur with normal cholesterol. ...Read more

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If cholesterol clogs your arteries, why are eggs healthy?

If cholesterol clogs your arteries, why are eggs healthy?

Not just cholesterol: Eggs have more than cholesterol in them. Two whole eggs (and almost unlimited egg whites) are good for you. Egg yolks have lutein, which is good for vision. Egg white are a fat free source of protein! ...Read more

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What is hardening of the arteries? High cholesterol or bp? Which arteries?

What is hardening of the arteries? High cholesterol or bp? Which arteries?

Hello: Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) refers to disease of the arteries leading to thickening of the artery wall and erosions of the inner lining of the arteries. Arteries are hoses that carry blood (source of fuel and oxygen) from the heart to various organs (brain, kidney, arm leg, liver). Disease leads to obstruction and reduced blood flow. ...Read more

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What are the best preventive foods for fighting cholesterol and healthy arteries?

What are the best preventive foods for fighting cholesterol and healthy arteries?

See below: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more

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How can fat and cholesterol get into your blood system and clog up the arteries?

How can  fat and cholesterol get into your blood system and clog up the arteries?

In Short: It gets taken up into the cells. Then, immune cells called monocytes see it and turn into their bigger, meaner cousin called macrophages. Those macrophages get angry and foam things up in the tissues and lead to the repetition of this cycle. ...Read more

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

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