Having said that however it should be noted that there are natural reasons why arteries clog and there are natural ways to address these problems. After all most people who eat foods which can slowly block arteries with plaques and cholesterol do not end up with blocked arteries. In most people the body is able to maintain healthy arteries on it’s own; therefore we can surmise that there are natural treatments for artery blockages and that many of these treatments require a new way of thinking and a new way of living one’s life.
What Causes Blocked Arteries
It’s not a secret what causes blocked arteries. Most people know it whether they do anything about it or not. Plaques buildup in the arteries and slowly cause damage to your circulatory system. When these plaques grow large enough they can start to choke blood flow off to one area of the body and depending on where the blockage occurs the more serious the condition becomes. For instance clogged arteries in the neck can lead to reduced blood flow to the brain which is commonly referred to as a stroke. Blocked arteries can also lead to heart attacks if the heart becomes starved for blood due to blockages in that area.
Sometimes blocked arteries in the legs can even cause these and other problems when blockages break apart and float through the blood stream in the form of clots. In this case it may be a problem in one area of the body compounding one another problem in another part of the body resulting in a situation which is even more serious than the two problems separately. A clot in the legs can easily result in a stroke if the clot breaks off and floats through the blood stream through the neck into the brain.
What many people don’t know about plaques is that they are not entirely caused by eating foods with fat and cholesterol. They are also formed by people who have low levels of HDL cholesterol flowing through their veins as well as people who exhibit high levels of blood pressure despite relatively normal levels of cholesterol.
Basically plaque buildup in the arteries is caused by micro-tares in the inner lining of the blood vessels. This is often the result of high blood pressure. These tares then provide perfect pockets for HDL cholesterol to deposit and settle in while the tear in the endothelium slowly heals. Ideally a person will have high levels of good HDL cholesterol running through their arteries because the HDL cholesterol acts like an usher escorting LDL cholesterol from your body but when there is not enough HDL cholesterol the inner walls of your arteries will harden as the LDL cholesterol remains caught in the damaged artery walls. Once the tares begin to heal the cholesterol is trapped behind the newly formed endothelium and scar tissue resulting in a bulge in the inner lining of your artery walls. Over time these bulges will grow and form blockages and if not addressed early can result in life threatening situations.
How To Treat Blocked Arteries Naturally
To effectively treat blocked arteries and reverse clogged arteries you have to stop the damage from occurring in the first place. Doctors have a whole host of medications designed to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels but you don’t have to rely on them solely. In fact taking the medications prescribed by your doctor can be even more effective if you change some of your lifestyle habits which help perpetuate the problems. By taking steps to improve your health naturally you can slowly lay the groundwork for treating clogged or blocked arteries yourself: These are just some of the most important things you can do to treat your arterial blockages:
• How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
• How To Lower LDL Cholesterol Naturally
• How To Increase HDL Cholesterol Naturally
• How To Lower Systemic Inflammation Naturally
As you read through the linked resources above and begin to implement these natural and simple ideas into your routine you need to make sure you stay connected with your doctor. If he or she prescribes any supplemental medication make sure to follow his or her advice carefully. It is highly likely that your doctor will also advise taking up an exercise routine designed to drop some excess weight. This is not to be ignored. Although countless patients hear this from their doctors every checkup very few really take it seriously. If your arteries are clogged or even if they aren’t a healthy body in a safe weight range is a body that is ready to live many more healthy years to come. Find an exercise regimen that works for you and take it seriously. It could save your life.
If you want to monitor your progress at home you may want to get your hands on a good at home blood pressure monitor and an excellent heart healthy cookbook to plan all your meals in advance. If you are serious about exercising and regaining your health many at home exercise programs come prepackaged with a good meal plan that you should follow… just make sure it’s going to help improve your cholesterol levels and not just beef you up on protein with low carbs.
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