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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do you unclog clogged arteries?

How do you unclog clogged arteries?

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. ...Read more

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Can you unclog your arteries naturally without meds and surgery? If so how? Just asking out of curiosity

Probably not: Calcified deposits in the arteries can be slowed down, but unlikely to disappear without intervention: stenting or bypass may be required. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter medication available to unclog clogged arteries?

What are the best over-the-counter medication available to unclog clogged arteries?

Salad...!: 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. ...Read more

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Is it true that oral chelation therapy works to unclog arteries?

Not true: Artery disease is best treated with risk factor modification, medcal therapy for hypertension, nicotine addiction, diabetes, and elevated cholestrol. Chelation is expensive, heavily advertised and not scientific in regards to any benefit. Its not likely to hurt you, but why are you using it? ...Read more

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Can statins unclog carotid arteries?

Can statins unclog carotid arteries?

Not really : Statins stabilize plaque so they are the best defense against atherosclerotic plaque. They decrease ischemic and embolic events. However, they do not reverse a stenosis. ...Read more

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