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How To Unclog My Arteries
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It won't.: Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which help raise your HDL cholesterol - the "healthy" cholesterol - in your blood. High HDL levels are associated with a lower incidence of heart attacks and strokes. But the idea that olive oil can somehow "clean out your arteries" is ludicrous, no matter what dr. Oz and other pseudo-experts say. ...Read more
Purging the Pores: The easiest is to gently express any sebaceous material with clean finger tips. A daily exfoliation with a wash cloth to gently scrub the skin is very helpful and well tolerated on a chronic basis. Using a salicylic acid containing product periodically, like neutrogena facial cleanser, will also help. Avoid a prescription if you can as well as chemical peels which require professional care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Arterial blockage caused by a clot can be treated with thrombolytics or surgery. Blockages caused by atherosclerosis can be treated by endovascular techniques or bypass surgery. The first step is medical therapy, which may relieve symptoms and make intervention a secondary option. ...Read more
Acid water: It does by using acid water to unclog your pores. ...Read more
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
Placque not fat: If the "fat" you are talking about is cholesterol, then their are lots of suggestions. Exercise, weight loss and of course some excellent medicines designed to decrease the levels of bad substances that can "clog" the arteries of your heart, brain and body, reducing blood flow and causing problems. If not, then the fat clogs the arteries, gets calcium attached and causes atherosclerosis. ...Read more
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