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How can I unclog arteries in my heart and keep cholesterol down?

How can I unclog arteries in my heart and keep cholesterol down?

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 (clopidogrel) if CAD and revascularization done(pci/stent), weight control, physician manage exercise. ...Read more

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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


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How can you unclog arteries?

How can you unclog arteries?

Artery Health: Unfortunately, there is not much to do for calcification throughout your arteries unless it is causing or about to cause symptoms. As we age, and based on lifestyle, calcification (atherosclerosis) progresses. To minimize the effect, treating elevated cholesterol's, not smoking, and exercise will all prevent progression and reduce the risk of horrific complications. ...Read more

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What foods can unclog my arteries?

What foods can unclog my arteries?

While food plants : Fresh fruits and vegetables and avoiding animal protein, animal fat, and dairy will lead to reversal of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Can you unclog your arteries?

Can you unclog your arteries?

Maybe: With surgery or angioplasty for sure. Look at the writings of dr. Caldwell esselstyne for info on plaque reducing diet. ...Read more

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Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely that you do at such a young age. Still, that is not an excuse for having a bad diet. Eat healthy young lady! ...Read more

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If you cut out the bad stuff can you unclog your arteries in a few months?

If you cut out the bad stuff can you unclog your arteries in a few months?

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

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What food cleans the ?Arteries?

What food cleans the ?Arteries?

None really: There are no foods that can really clean the arteries however a heart healthy diet can certainly help in prevention. Diets with appropriate calories for size & activity, fruits & vegetables, low cholesterol, low salt, limited trans & saturated fats are recommended. Control of diabetes, high blood pressure are very important. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-healthy-diet/nu00196. ...Read more

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Can garlic clean out my arteries?

Can garlic clean out my arteries?

Possibly beneficial: Garlic, ginko, omega-3 fatty acids may act as blood thinners in varying degrees; at least they are advised against when a patient is taking prescription anti-coagulant coumadin (warfarin). Whether garlic can "clean out" the arteries is unknown; no medical studies i'm aware of. So don't rely solely on garlic. Eat healthfully, avoid bad fats, exercise regularly. ...Read more