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Unblock Arteries Naturally
No: If they are blocked surgery may or may not be able to unblock them, depending on how abd they are blocked and what shape they are in sometimes they both need to be removed and u will need in vitro fertilization , if they do become unblocked u have to be followed closely so u do not get an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Starvation BUT: even that is controversial. the blockages in arteries are fat deposits. Things that lower fat deposits lower this. Loss of fat with starvation was the original observation (lower heart disease with starvation around WWII--"the seven countries survey" was the initial observation taht started all this). BUT exercise is much more reliable way to prevent heart disease. ...Read more
Cardiac Cath: Still today, the most reliable means of demonstrating "blocked" arteries is cardiac catheterization otherwise known as angiography. Ct scan angiography when done in good hands and experienced centers, is also a reliable test, and if negative, makes it very unlikely that the person has significant disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start w/ these : Tx generally start with a healthy diet, & regular exercise, both of which can help achieve & maintain ideal weight. If you use any tob products, then stopping all of it is very important. Start to read food labels. Choose more veggies. Avoid soda, all fast food. Limit juice. Choose fish (tuna/salmon) often. Work w/ proactive doc for complete eval, other tx and monitoring. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, sorry...: The best approach to blocked arteries is prevention & picking your parents carefully. Failing that, aggressive lifestyle changes and judicious use of appropriate medications to achieve targets based on compelling objective clinical trials data are your next best option. If significantly blocked arteries remain, then angioplasty ± stents, or bypass surgery. Massage rx will not open blockages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CAD: Coronary artery disease and its sequelae are one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Certainly, genetics play a large role in plaque buildup. A diet low in fat/cholesterol and avoiding cigarettes are two of the best ways to reduce your chances of developing diseased arteries. ...Read more
Food Myths: Nope. That would be a false myth. ...Read more
In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up in the arteries occluding the lumen.How would this affect bp?
Maybe, sometimes: Theoretically this makes sense but studies have failed to show this is clearly true. There are many kinds of block that will definitely NOT be unblocked with dye, whether it helps in other cases is still inconclusive. There are other methods for unblocking some tubes. Good wishes. ...Read more
Balloons or stents: When needed (blockages >75-80% of lumen of coronary arteries) they can be opened with balloons (angioplasty) or "scafolds" inside the vessels called stents. At age 16 you should not be worried about blockages and the best thing you can do to prevent them is: do not smoke and live a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and avoid being overweight ...Read more
Unfortunately it is: unlikely you will be able to reverse plaque but you can certainly do things to avoid excessive development of plaque. You can't change your genetic profile but you can avoid smoking, eat a plant based diet and exercise regularly. Take a look at Dr. Esselstyn's work from the Cleveland clinic. http://www.dresselstyn.com/site/ Certainly starting at a young age will have significant long term benefits ...Read more
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