Atherosclerosis often develops without symptoms.
Atherosclerosis is often not diagnosed until it is a lethal condition. This silent disease develops quietly and is not obvious until it is well advanced.
The process is one where deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, calcium and cellular waste products build up in the inner lining of an artery.
This is commonly called plaque. It usually affects large and medium-sized arteries which "harden" as people grow older.
How does it start?
It is a slow, complex disease that typically starts in childhood and in some people it progresses rapidly. It begins with damage to the innermost layer of the arteries, the endothelium.
Because of this damage, fats, cholesterol, platelets, cellular waste products, calcium and other substances are deposited in the artery wall. These stimulate artery wall cells to produce many other substances that result in further plaque forming.
The artery's diameter shrinks and blood flow decreases, reducing the oxygen supply. Often a blood clot forms near this plaque and blocks the artery.
Males and people with a family history of premature cardiovascular disease have an increased risk of atherosclerosis.
Inflammation in the circulating blood plays an important role and can trigger heart attacks and strokes. Inflammation is the body's response to injury, and blood clotting is often part of that response.
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Usually, no symptoms are felt until flow within a blood vessel has become slow.
Typical symptoms include chest pain(Angina) when a heart artery is involved, or leg pain(Claudication) when a leg artery is involved. Sometimes symptoms occur only with exertion. In some people, however, they may occur at rest.
It may not be diagnosed until symptoms develop. However, the presence of a diagonal crease on the lower earlobe has been shown to correlate very well.(Many Naturopaths can show you)
This obvious sign has been recognized as a sign of cardiovascular disease since 1973 and it appears to be a better predictor of heart disease than age, lifestyle, elevated cholesterol levels, etc.
150 years ago heart disease was virtually unheard of. Today it is the #1 cause of death in America and kills nearly 30% of people.
In fact, it kills more women than all forms of cancer, chronic lung disease, pneumonia, AIDS, diabetes and accidents combined.
There is no doubt that atherosclerosis is a disease directly caused by inflammation, diet and lifestyle.
These are the keys to prevent this deadly precursor to heart disease.
However, we are all unique, so we need to tailor our approach to treatment to our own circumstances. But HOW do you know what simple and basic things to start to do like
Prevention with A Natural Heart Formula
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Why do most of us ignore critical cardiac risk factors. It only fuels the epidemic of deadly vascular diseases.
A protein produced by your liver,
Fibrinogen, also appears to play a role.
You certainly don't want acute blood clot formation that may block a coronary artery causing a heart attack or within a cerebral artery causing a stroke.
Avoid Atherosclerosis Symptoms
All approaches should include:
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily
- Lots of fiber
- Cold pressed vegetable and fish oils
- Reducing sugar, saturated fats, and red meats
If you can, eliminate all fried foods from your diet and use garlic, ginger, chilli and onions daily
Simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference and, over time, bring you back to real wellness.
Try to reduce all things involved with increased stress, which you need to reduce. Start walking whenever you can and move smoothly into a regular exercise program.
Atherosclerosis can be prevented and heart disease reversed
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