Arterial Plaque

Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

artery disease is by far the most common cardiovascular problem, but do you really know what it is? You may have heard of the term atherosclerosis, which refers to the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels. Essentially, coronary artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis that affects the arteries

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Baby Aspirin and Statin Therapy

…day—is known to help maintain good blood pressure levels and has also been shown to help prevent coronary events in patients with known coronary artery plaque. It will help reduce CRP levels, which lowers the risk of inflammation, result?ing in fewer cardiac events. I also recommend chewing on one adult…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…of the arteries. * It’s also critical to know another cholesterol number which most tests don’t measure—Lp(a). This is a small, dense and highly inflammatory type of cholesterol that can damage blood vessels. It can also make your blood “sticky” and cause a buildup of arterial plaque. Which…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…conditions, but they're closely related. The most common problem is atherosclerosis—the hardening of the arteries that usually starts before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. The accumulated plaque typical of atherosclerosis can rupture or break apart, causing blood clots and blockages that can lead to…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…formation, the final step that triggers a heart attack, it doesn’t change atherosclerotic plaque which is the underlying cause of heart disease. A far better way to prevent a heart attack is by keeping plaque from forming and building up in the first place. That means back to basics: a healthy diet…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…intervention. What Is a Hemorrhagic Stroke? There are two types of strokes. Most are ischemic in nature which are caused by a clot or plaque which blocks an artery to, or within, the brain. The remainder are hemorrhagic strokes, resulting from a blood vessel that bursts somewhere inside the brain. Hemorrhagic…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

plaque buildup we see in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness and, often, cramping. To combat the condition, doctors often use drugs, angioplasty, or surgery in peripheral artery

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Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…doses, and D-ribose 5 g twice daily. * Supplement with fish or squid oil. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce arterial wall inflammation, improve endothelial function, make blood less sticky and help keep plaque under control. Daily dosage: Take 1 g with food. * Take L-arginine. This amino acid is the primary raw…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…Plus, cauliflower contains omega-3 fats, which are able to penetrate layers of cholesterol-laden plaque, reducing blood vessel inflammation and preventing blood-clotting deposits from clogging arteries. * Supports healthy digestion by supplying a full two grams of fiber per 100 calorie serving. Cauliflower…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Vitamin C

…Vitamin C * Prevents coronary artery disease by enhancing the body’s level of natural glutathione, a potent free radical scavenger that protects the arteries. * Strengthens the blood vessel walls by enabling the synthesis of collagen in the connective tissue of the arterial walls. Weakened collagen can…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…troublesome when oxidized LDL penetrates the endothelial cells lining the arteries because it contributes to—and accelerates—the inflammatory process. Over time, increased inflammation leads to the formation of arterial plaque. When you get down to it, though, the real problem is not cholesterol—it’s…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…polyunsaturated oils (vegetable oils, with the exception of coconut and olive oil). These are no-no’s. They inflame your body, including your blood and arteries. Stop eating at fast food restaurants or buying high-fat snacks! Healthy Living Budget Tip #2: Add more turmeric in your cooking. This great curry…

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